Only Construction Company to Receive this Honor
(Denver, Colo.) – June 28, 2018 – Saunders Construction, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been named to the “Best for Colorado” list of companies, which honors companies that strive to be the best for Colorado’s workers, communities and the environment . Of the 16 Colorado companies to receive this honor, Saunders is the only company in the construction manager/general contractor industry to be recognized. The 2018 honorees were announced, along with the Best for the World B Corporations, at the Best for Colorado Award Gala on Thursday, June 7.
More than 300 companies participated in the Best for Colorado program by completing an online challenge assessment and took a pledge to continue their journey of impact measurement, management and improvement. Sixteen of those companies have been awarded honoree status, which recognizes their high scores on the B Impact Assessment, based on performance by impact area in three categories; environment, community and workers.
“It is an honor and testament to our mission to be named a Best of Colorado honoree,” said Greg Schmidt, Saunders’ president and chief executive officer. “Saunders believes in improving the lives of both the people we employ and those we build for and a large part of that being a good steward of the environment.”
Saunders employs a variety of unique approaches to set itself apart including donating 10 percent of net profits to charitable organizations, requiring construction waste recycling on all projects, measuring carbon emissions, and promoting health and wellness of employees through company-sponsored fitness events.
Full list of honorees
– Ayzh – Wordbank LLC – Prologis – Fortuna Chocolate – Van Meter Williams Pollack – Relish Studio – Horse & Dragon – Saunders Construction – Upslope Brewing Company – Avid4 Adventure – My Trail Company – Organic Sandwich Company – Solas Energy – Mayfly Outdoors – Modus Law – Snooze AM Eatery.
“Colorado is home to some of the most innovative, inspiring and impactful companies in the world. If even one percent of businesses in our state stepped up to do just one thing to help create good jobs and stronger communities, it would affect the future of thousands of Coloradans,” says B Lab Colorado Director Kim Coupounas.
About Best for Colorado
Best for Colorado is a program that teaches all Colorado businesses how to create higher quality jobs, build stronger communities, and preserve a healthier environment. We have an historic opportunity to harness the power of business to address our state’s greatest challenges. Some businesses in Colorado already play a powerful role on issues ranging from youth incarceration to payday lending to food deserts.
And we are proud to launch Best for Colorado to make it easy for all businesses to learn about these practices and improve their impact. We envision that one day all companies in Colorado will compete not only to be the Best of Colorado, but to be the Best for Colorado. This program is made possible by a coalition of partners, including municipalities, business associations, banks, large employers who are committed to supporting your business in this journey.
About B Lab
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 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.