3R Building Sustainability
Contact: Lindsey Mifsud
September 5, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA) – 3R Sustainability recognized under parent company, SRI Quality System Registrar, as a “Best For The World 2019” B Corp for taking care of workers
3R Sustainability (3R), as a subsidiary of SRI Quality System Registrar (SRI), has been named a Best For The World: [Workers] Honoree by B lab. Every year, B lab recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest impact through their businesses. Earning a score in the top 10% of all B Corps on the B Impact Assessment in the workers category, 3R is thrilled to be recognized for its dedication to employee health, safety and satisfaction.
3R’s employees have a passion for creating business value through sustainable building and company operations for clients and 3R itself. As a business prolific in assisting other companies achieve their own sustainability goals and certifications, taking the steps to achieve 3R’s B Corp Certification in January 2019, was important to “walk the walk”. The team is elated to receive this high honor after achieving B Corp certification less than one year ago. “We are honored to be recognized with other great companies who are leading the way in corporate responsibility. We are very proud of our team and value the impact they make for our clients every day,” says Jana Lake, 3R President and Chief Sustainability Officer of SRI.
3R believes its employees to be its greatest asset. For that reason, 3R encourages the continual actions of its Health and Wellness Committee and Sustainability Team. Both groups help to encourage daily office walks, complementary fresh fruit and produce in the LEED Gold office’s fully-functioning kitchen, and lunch time games. In addition to numerous employee-run initiatives, 3R offers programs such as “Bring your Baby to Work”, flextime, telecommuting, and compressed work weeks, to help create a healthy work-life balance.
Outside of the workplace, 3R helps its employees make a positive impact in the community in which they work by offering paid volunteer days every quarter. In addition, employees are encouraged to attend and host continuing education programs and community workshops and events on behalf of 3R to foster community development and networks.
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. B Lab named 1,000 B Corps from 44 countries to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, 3R Sustainability is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SRI that guides socially-minded organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program planning and implementation. 3R uses an integrated approach to realize sustainability goals that add business value and brand equity. As shareholders, customers, and employees ask more of their organizations and supply chain, 3R is uniquely qualified to integrate initiatives across the organization into a comprehensive CSR program. 3R teams are made up of accredited professionals with backgrounds in business management, consulting, engineering, and assessments with decades of industry experience. Offering a range of CSR services including planning, implementation, program evaluation, report and assurance guidance, and education and training; as well as supplemental services such as, built environment (LEED) consulting and resources for 3rd party verification, 3R tailors a team and solution to an organization’s exact needs. For more information visit www.3Rsustainability.com or call 724-741-9900.