Boston – Scalora Consulting Group, an owner’s representative firm in the design and construction industry, announced it is now a Certified B Corporation (B Corp).
The company is part of only 6,106 B Corporations in the world and the only owner’s representative in the country to be certified. Representatives of Scalora Consulting Group say that, staying true to its vision of building a better world, the firm took the step to certification because it believes a company can make profits for its shareholders while simultaneously making a commitment to its stakeholders and improving social well-being, thereby balancing profit with purpose.
Administered by the B Lab, B Corp certification is a designation that 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.
“I was excited to join Scalora Consulting Group because the vision was for a company that is people centered and continuously looking for ways to improve both the form and function of project management,” said Kristi Mynhier, WELL AP, senior project manager at Scalora Consulting Group. “This mindset pushes out across the construction industry, presenting a different way of operating and offering substantial benefits to our clients, employees, and partners. Becoming a B Corp shows how committed the entire team is to do its part to help make the world a better place.”
According to B Lab, as leaders in the movement for economic systems change, B Corps reap remarkable benefits. They build trust with consumers, communities, and suppliers; attract and retain employees; and draw mission-aligned investors. As they are required to undergo the verification process every three years in order to recertify, B Corps are by definition also focused on continuous improvement. Scalora Consulting Group is an early adopter of the B Corp Certification due to its ingrained culture of focusing on people, planet, innovation, and community.
Scalora Consulting Group has a vision to build a better world by:
- Investing in people and developing strategic initiatives supporting a people-first approach to everything it does, translating to enhanced client engagements.
- Partnering to innovate by striving to be the most forward-thinking and innovative owner’s representative in the design and construction industry.
- Committing to sustainability by promoting a more environmentally friendly design and construction industry.
- Exuding social responsibility by expanding its typical responsibilities to include the interests of workers, communities, and the environment.
“I joined Scalora Consulting Group because I wanted to be somewhere innovative, and this company checked all the boxes,” said Jason Bhajan, LEED AP BD+C, project manager and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) leader at Scalora Consulting Group. “Not only are we focused on improving construction and the methods behind it, but we are also promoting sustainability and cleaner, greener solutions to help the planet recover. To me, B Corp is about changing mindsets and helping to innovate and, hopefully, promote a generational shift. By getting certified as a B Corp, we are striving for balance – both in our personal and professional lives – and working to build a better world.”
According to B Lab, B Corp certification is holistic, not exclusively focused on a single social or environmental issue, and the process to achieve and maintain certification is rigorous and requires engaging teams and departments across the company.