It has been a busy Spring on the sustainability front at The Joinery. We recently completed our fourth B-corp certification, moved up to #30 on Oregon Business Magazine’s “Best Green Workplaces” list, and achieved Gold certification on the City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work program.
The Joinery has been a certified B Corp since 2010. B Corps (the “B” is for “Benefit”) use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certification involves a rigorous third-party assessment of company practices across five areas: Environment, Workers, Customers, Community, and Governance.
“B Corp certification is important to us for a couple of reasons,” said CEO Jon Blumenauer. “First, it gives us an objective third-party assessment to measure our progress against. And because the process is so thorough and rigorous, the certification signals to customers and other stakeholders that our efforts are credible and significant.”