In all that we do, we strive to be the best. This has always been the Burnham way.
We have retained talented team members by celebrating their milestones – both professional and personal – and by going above and beyond to help them live healthy, balanced lives. We have fostered honest dealings with our clients and partners through transparent and inclusive decision making. We have worked to minimize our impact on the environment by building a more sustainable workplace. We have sought out opportunities not only to support local causes, but also to support our team members in the charitable work that they choose to do.
There are hundreds more proof points that tell our story, but how do you summarize the essence of a company that wants to be the best by doing good?
When the opportunity to become a B Corporation presented itself, it was a challenge we didn't want to pass up. In practically every way, shape and form, the B Corp concept meshed with our ideals for the type of company we wanted to be, and be a part of.
B Corp certification is to sustainable business what LEED certification is to green building or Fair Trade certification is to coffee. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of over 1,250 Certified B Corps from more than 30 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. B Corps aren't just looking to be the best in the world. They want to be the best for the world.
Using responses from B Lab’s B Impact Assessment, which is created by the Standards Advisory Board Council and provides benchmarks and tools to help businesses improve their impact over time, Burnham scored among the top 10 percent of businesses who meet rigorous standards of community engagement and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. “The process of getting certified is not a simple one," says Burnham president and CEO, Kristen Allison, "but because Burnham’s culture revolves around making a positive impact in all we do—whether we are serving our valued clients or engaging in the greater community—we were well positioned to make the grade.”
Burnham promotes the agenda of fairness, transparency, accountability, humility and empowerment at each stage. But how was our ability to meet this agenda evaluated? Our detailed application was reviewed and scored and is available to review in summary form.