DENVER — Best for Colorado, a statewide program inviting Colorado companies to strive to be the best for Colorado’s workers, communities and the environment, announced its 2018 honorees, along with the Best for the World B Corporations.
More than 300 companies participated in the Best for Colorado program by completing a 30-minute online Challenge assessment, and took a pledge to continue their journey of impact measurement, management and improvement. Sixteen of these companies have been awarded Honoree status and are recognized for their high scores on the B Impact Assessment, based on performance by impact area in three categories, including environment, community and workers.
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Best for Colorado and Best for the World are organized by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
“Colorado is home to some of the most innovative, inspiring and impactful companies in the world,” B Lab Colorado director Kim Coupounas said in a prepared statement. “If even 1 percent of businesses in our state stepped up to do just one thing to help create good jobs and stronger communities, it would affect the future of thousands of Coloradans.”
The organizations honored include:
2018 Best for Colorado honorees:
- AYZH Inc., Fort Collins.
- Wordbank LLC, Denver.
- Prologis, Denver.
- Fortuna Single Estate Chocolate LLC, Boulder.
- Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP, Denver.
- Relish Studio, Boulder.
- Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. LLC, Fort Collins.
- Saunders Construction Inc., Englewood.
- Upslope Brewing Co., Boulder.
- Avid4 Adventure Inc., Boulder.
- My Trail Co., Boulder.
- Organic Sandwich Co., Boulder.
- Solas Energy LLC, Fort Collins.
- Mayfly Outdoors, Colorado Springs.
- Modus Law Ltd., Boulder.
- Snooze, an AM Eatery, Denver.
2018 Best for Colorado honorable mentions:
- Nikola Power Inc., Colorado Springs.
- Only Natural Pet LLC, Boulder.
- YellowDog Printing and Graphics Inc., Denver.
Best For the World companies have scored in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the assessment globally.
2018 Best for the World winners from Colorado:
- Altivia Solutions LLC, Broomfield.
- AmeriCann Inc., Denver.
- aWhere Inc., Broomfield.
- Bloomin, Boulder.
- Blue Dot Advocates PBC, Boulder.
- Bolder Industries, Boulder.
- C and L LLC, dba Conscious Coffees, Boulder.
- CauseLabs PBC, Denver.
- Conscience Bay Co. LLC, Boulder.
- Conscious Company Magazine, Boulder.
- Conservation Investment Management LLC, Denver.
- CSMlearn PBC, Boulder.
- dojo4 LLC, Boulder.
- Education Funding Partners LLC, Golden.
- First Affirmative Financial Network LLC, Colorado Springs.
- The Foundry Group LLC, Boulder.
- Greenline Community Ventures LLC, Denver.
- Group14 Engineering PBC, Denver.
- Guild Education Inc., Denver.
- Impact Hub Boulder, Boulder.
- Jason Wiener PC, Boulder.
- Megan A. James Photography, Denver.
- Namaste Solar, Boulder.
- Organic India USA LLC, Boulder.
- Pause I/O PBC, Boulder.
- Rachio Inc., Denver.
- Super Humane LLC, Denver.
- Unreasonable Group LLC, Boulder.
- Vista Caballo LLC, Dove Creek.
- Waste Farmers, Arvada.