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PeaceWorks Honoured as a 'Best for the World' B Corp

Best for the World

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions Honoured as Best for World and Best for the Workers,

Creating Positive Impact for Employees, Environment, Community

 

Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment

September 12, 2017: Waterloo, ON

Today, PeaceWorks Technology Solutions was recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions is honoured in the Best for the World Overall list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like PeaceWorks Technology Solutions must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

PeaceWorks was also recognized as Best for the Workers.  This section of the B Impact Assessment assesses the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category also focuses on the overall work environment within the company by assessing management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world.

The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations set a gold standard for companies using business as a force for good. PeaceWorks Technology Solutions made the list thanks to exceptional practices like employee ownership and engagement, community involvement and volunteerism, and extraordinary client relationships.

The 176 Best for the World Overall honoree companies come from 75 different industries and 25 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing top-performing B Corporations as Best for the Environment, Best for Customers, Best for the Long Term, Best for Community, Best for Workers and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at http://www.bthechange.com.

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions provides IT support and software solutions for clients that desire to use technology to strengthen their missions.  PeaceWorks’ CEO, John Reimer, confirms, “We work with clients that are doing terrific work, both locally and around the globe.  We have always acknowledged that our impact is directly measured by the great work of our clients.  As such, these awards honour our clients as much as they honour us.”  

PeaceWorks Technology Solutions has consistently scored above average on the B Lab assessment and has proven time and time again that financial success can come alongside commitment to the community, the environment and employees.  With practices that include charitable discounts for not-for-profits and registered charities, e-waste programs, recycling and composting, community volunteerism, a flexible work environment, an opportunity for part-time and full-time employment, education and training opportunities, an above living wage, as well as ownership opportunities, PeaceWorks is proud to be represented in the “Best” categories. 

Reimer states, "PeaceWorks Technology Solutions is pleased to receive this award for the fifth year in a row.  This award validates what we set out to do at PeaceWorks -- provide a place of employment that truly cares about relationships, both with our clients and our employees.  We strive to support each individual both personally and professionally."

Additional 2017 Best for the World Overall honorees include: Beneficial State Bank; Cooperative Home Care Associates; and Dr. Bronner’s.

“Companies like PeaceWorks Technology Solutions exemplify what it means for a business to be a good citizen,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”    

A total of 846 Certified B Corporations were named 2017 Best for the World Honorees, including: Patagonia; Seventh Generation; National Co+op Grocers; and Business Development Bank of Canada. Forty-eight countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nicaragua and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.

Today there are more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across more than 130 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.

 

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PeaceWorks Technology Solutions provides first-rate services and technology solutions that enable organizations to achieve their mission with increased ease and efficiency. We begin with genuine client-focused relationships, connecting client needs with sustainable and reliable technology solutions. PeaceWorks offers a complete suite of solutions including custom development services, CRM technologies, cloud computing, website design, managed services, IT network implementation, maintenance and support. PeaceWorks technology offerings are backed and supported by a skilled and diverse team of technical consultants. Our end-to-end solutions have made PeaceWorks the perfect choice for hundreds of not-for-profit and small to medium business clients for more than 20 years.

For more information, please visit: www.peaceworks.ca

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.  Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.  

B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.

B the Change is a Medium publication, produced by B Lab in collaboration with the community of Certified B Corps and the movement of people using business as a force for good.

B the Change exists to inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world. Because we believe that storytelling is an essential element in the transformation of business and society, we commit ourselves to telling the most compelling stories possible to the largest audiences possible to propel the movement of business toward its destiny as a powerful force for good. We want to dramatically broaden and deepen engagement with entrepreneurs, managers, employees, investors and citizens in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Read all B the Change stories at http://www.bthechange.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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