Sustainable is Canada’s first architecture firm to be a Certified B Corporation

August 20, 2019

The Queen Victoria House addition and renovation completed by Sustainable in 2013 now has a 48 per cent reduction in energy demand, compared to a traditional Ontario home. Photo via Sustainable Twitter[1]
The Queen Victoria House addition and renovation completed by Sustainable in 2013 now has a 48 per cent reduction in energy demand, compared to a traditional Ontario home.
Photo via Sustainable Twitter

Toronto-based architecture firm Sustainable[2] has become one of 230 Certified B Corporations[3] in Canada and the country’s first architecture firm to receive the designation.

Certified B Corporations are businesses meeting “the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose,” according to Certified B Corporation.

Certified corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on the well-being of employees, clients, suppliers, community, and the environment.

“The foundation of our business is equally balanced on the triple bottom line, people, planet, and prosperity,” Sustainable said.

Certifying as a B Corporation does not stop at certification—they are expected to continue growing an inclusive and sustainable economy.

“Paul Dowsett (principal architect) and the team at Sustainable recognize the critical role that all businesses, and particularly architects, play in shaping the kinds of communities in which people thrive,” said Anne Gloger, principal at East Scarborough Storefront[4], Centre for Connected. “In the 10 years that I have worked with this incredible team I have seen countless examples in which they have put equity, inclusion, and community building at the forefront of their practice.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Opener-7.jpg
  2. Sustainable: https://www.sustainable.to/
  3. Certified B Corporations: https://bcorporation.net/
  4. East Scarborough Storefront: https://thestorefront.org/

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