Southern Vermont: Values at Work

The scale creates a special working environment, with small firms, many family or employee owned. It’s a business culture where traditional values of honesty and integrity, built on hard work, ingenuity thrives. Maybe that’s why so many companies here are socially responsible & community-oriented including dozens of members in Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Benefit Corporations, Employee-owned companies, family-owned companies, and Vermont “Best Places to Work”.

B-CORP Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous stan-dards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Vermont has 33 and the first state utility B-Corp, Green Mountain Power. Southern Vermont has the majority of B-Corps outside Burlington & Montpelier: The Scott Farm in Dummerston, Mondo Mediaworks in Brattleboro, LineSync Architecture in Wilmington, New Chapter in Brattleboro, and Chroma Technology Corp in Bellows Falls. www.bcorporation.net

VBSR Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is a unique state-wide, nonprofit business association. VBSR’s mission is to foster a business ethic that recognizes the business community’s opportunity and responsibility to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens. With 62 members in Southern Vermont alone, VBSR job listings are a great way to find opportunities www.vbsr.org

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