We are not your typical sustainability consultants. Our customized approach develops unique, value-driven solutions to solve your challenges and expand what is possible. And while we take our work seriously, we make sure to bring fun into every project. Being able to laugh when tackling difficult, complex challenges is part of our DNA.
What We Stand For.
At SBC, we believe it’s best to think globally and act locally. We direct our business practices towards improving the communities in which we operate. Our staff is committed to the community and each member of the team has 24 paid hours to volunteer and we all participate in four half-day community events every year.
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! We also live our lives through Meatless Monday, Transit Tuesday, Waste Free Wednesday, Thirsty H2O Thursday and Fitness Friday.
Our team is our #1 asset and at SBC life-work balance is more than a buzzword. We focus on a highly efficient 35-hour 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 embrace an open style of management and share our financial statements on a quarterly basis with all employees. Furthermore, we collectively set our social, environmental and financial goals annually, and give employees the chance to set the CEO’s salary annually.
We are committed to following the Sustainable Development Goals and have benchmarked our impact against the goals.
You can see our progress here:
Let’s work together.
We start every project with a simple conversation, getting to know you and your business needs. Then we create a customized work plan to bring your sustainability needs and vision to reality.