To truly lead and inspire, SBC is proud to be a carbon negative consultancy. We diligently look to reduce our own footprint and for those emissions we cannot reduce completely, we purchase offsets that have a social, environmental and financial benefit to our local community. We have partnered with Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture program this year to offset our emissions and hit our carbon negative goal!
Our team is our #1 asset and at SBC life-work balance is more than a buzzword. We focus on a highly efficient work week to allow our employees time outside the office to pursue their professional goals and enjoy those activities that nurture their lives, through additional benefits such as gym memberships, alternative commuting incentives, profit sharing, donation matching and 5-week paid sabbatical every 3 years. This style of management leads to lower turnover, higher morale and a more productive team.
We believe in the local economic multiplier of supporting local, community-owned business. Recent calculations showed that 90% of our company’s total spend (purchases, suppliers, vendors, salaries, taxes, etc) was within 100 miles of our office.
At SBC, we prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion through our employees, partnerships, community work and clients. 67% of our workforce identifies as people of color, and we are proud of our partnerships with DEI experts in the industry. We aim to partner with organizations that identify as BIPOC-, woman-, LGBTQ-, minority- and veteran-owned. We consistently push our clients to integrate DEI into their sustainability work, acknowledging the intersectionality of climate work and social justice initiatives.