We have always designed and built green while using the Triple Bottom Line approach to sustainability in business. Now, this B-Corporation Certification has validated our philosophy that business can be a positive force in our communities.
At Bazzani Building Company, we’ve always been about designing and building green since the firm began. We strive to preserve historic buildings and revitalize urban neighborhoods. And we do it by embracing the Triple Bottom Line philosophy of sustainability in business. Not just me, but every team member.
That’s why I applied for certification as a B Corp through the nonprofit, B Lab. To become certified, a company needs to voluntarily meet strict standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. I was confident we’d score fairly well but when I received the results, I was elated. Measuring the company’s impact in the areas of governance, workers, community and the environment, the Bazzani Building Company’s overall B Impact Report score totaled 147. What’s that mean? You can read all about it at http://www.bcorporation.net/community/bazzani-building-company
Let me give you an idea of why we’re all excited, inspired and proud by this achievement. The overall Impact Report median score is 80 so that gives you an idea of how impressive the results of 147 are for Bazzani. We join over 1,000 other certified companies who are leading the way in practicing a better way to do business. Certified B Corps share our belief that responsible business is a vehicle for improving the economic, social and environmental health and well-being of the communities they serve. At Bazzani, we lead by example, inspiring residents, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities to collaborate and thrive. It is immensely gratifying to live and work in the urban areas we have helped revitalize such as Wealthy Street, East Hills, and Eastown neighborhoods - as well as our work in other Michigan communities like Owosso and Boyne City. What a pleasure to be recognized for the work we do to help make this world a better place.
Our designation as a Certified B Corporation is the beginning of the transition beyond my involvement as sole owner of Bazzani Building Company to a more inclusive business environment driven by the entire Bazzani team. This certification acts as a benchmark, allowing the firm’s leadership to evolve while maintaining our Triple Bottom Line approach to sustainable business practices.
As a leading green design-build firm in West Michigan and a Certified B Corporation, we look forward to sustainably designing, building and developing urban environments and improving the quality of life in our communities. We are grateful for your support as friends, family, colleagues, clients, tenants, and employees! If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be where we are today!