B-Corp Impact Assessment Tips, Trips & Hacks: The Environment

The environment section is one of the most challenging sections of B-Lab’s Impact Assessment. In the spirit of Earth Month, we wanted to highlight some of the questions that you can leverage to improve your overall B-Corp score!

1. What percentage of energy use is produced from low-impact renewable sources? *Remember that a percentage of your energy consumption in California is sourced from renewable energy automatically.

2. Have conservation and efficiency improvements led to energy savings for your facilities? If so, by how much?

3. Does your company have an environmental management system that includes any of the following?

4. Which of the following are true of how your company encourages good environmental stewardship in how employees manage their virtual offices?

(a) There is a written policy encouraging environmentally preferred products and practices in employee virtual offices (recycling, etc.);

(b) Employees are provided with a list of environmentally preferred vendors for office supplies;

(c) Policy in place for the safe disposal of e-waste and other hazardous materials purchased for employee home offices.None of the above;

(d) Company shares resources with employees regarding environmental stewardship in home offices (i.e. energy efficiency, recycling, etc.).

If you have any questions or need assistance filling out your B-Impact Assessment, reach out to the attorneysΒ at Sustainable Law Group by calling (310) 883-7923 or emailing us at info@sustainable-lawyer.com.

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