Scott Construction obtains B Corp certification
It is one of only handful of builders in Canada to achieve the designation.
Scott Construction announced this month that it has achieved B Corp Certification, an international designation that shows a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.
“We have always operated with a people-first mindset, a company driven by more than just a balance sheet,” said the company in a release. “Striving to be known for the people behind our hammers, we know our impact in building physical communities. We have built our business around purpose and people.”
According to B Corp’s directory, there are only a few other companies in Canada related to the contracting and building sector that have achieved certification: Chandos Construction, Trico Homes, B Collective Homes and EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting.
The company explained that it underwent a rigorous evaluation to ensure it met the B Corp global standards for our people, the planet and the communities in which it works.
Scott Construction stated that these were some keys to its certification:
Cultivating Community: Paid volunteer days off, group community initiatives with over 240 hours of employee volunteer service.
Putting People First: Scott focuses on career development programs coupled with well-rounded rewards programs, resulting in high engagement (86% to 94% in the last three years) and high retention rates.
Taking Care of the Planet: Beyond building to sustainability standards like LEED, WELL, and Passive House, among others, Scott says it aims for over 75% waste diversion on its sites. They are also a Climate Smart Certified business, working to minimize its own environmental impact.
Values in Action: The company has an employee-led environmental, social, and governance (ESG) committee, as well as mental health and volunteer committees that influence its policies and internal initiatives.
“We are proud to join the B Corp community. We look forward to continuing to share with you the ways we’re using business as a force for good,” said the company.
Scott’s B Corp profile can be found here.
B Corp Certification is an intense process to verify a company’s practices meet high standards in five categories: workers, environment, governance, community and customers
The B Corp community consists of 6,466 Companies, 89 Countries, 161 Industries and 554,355 Workers.