Triple Bottom Line and Sustainable Telecom
Designed from the ground up in 2003 with a holistic focus on people, planet and profits, BetterWorld’s business model is unique in the world of telecommunications:
- People: We are a fully-transparent, open book, democratically-run organization that donates 3% of top-line revenues to causes for children, education, the environment and fair trade, and all employees volunteer at least 2.5 workdays per month to organizations in the communities we serve.
- Planet: Through our Environmental Impact Plan, BetterWorld's modern virtual corporate design utilizes technology to create minimal emissions and waste.
- Products : Through our innovative partnership with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, in 2009, BetterWorld created the BetterWork™ Solution Framework. As the first carrier in the world to teach organizations how to lower their footprints through telecommunications services, BetterWork™ is a significant carbon mitigation strategy that both saves money and reduces environmental impacts across the board.
Our "Certified" Commitment
BetterWorld is the only telecom carrier in the United States tested and certified as a For Benefit company by B Corporation™, and is a member of One Percent For The Planet as donating at least 1% of our revenues to certified environmental causes. BetterWorld has been elected to the WorldBlu Most Democratic Workplaces ™ list all five years that it has been active.
BetterWorld Telecom Certified by 1% For The Planet
1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. All members donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Click here for more information.
Pathways: BetterWorld's 2008/2009 Corporate Citizenship Report
BetterWorld Telecom again leads the way in the US telecoms industry with the first comprehensive Corporate Citizenship Report dedicated solely to environmental, product and social justice issues and activities. Please click here to view or download the report. We welcome your thoughts and comments as to our progress thus far and future direction in the area of corporate responsibility. Please direct any thoughts or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BetterWorld team members Ali, JP and Glenn volunteer with The Nature Conservancy.
We're Proud to be a B Corporation!
Higher purpose, accountability, transparency and performance. BetterWorld is now among the Founding B Corporations who are setting the new corporate standard for social and environmental performance. We're thrilled to stand among these visionary business leaders. Click here for more information on B Corporation.
BetterWorld Certified Fifth Year in Row as One of the Top 55 Most Democratic Companies by WorldBlu
This year's WorldBlu List is comprised of 55 organizations from a diversity of industries including aerospace, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, telcommunications, retail, services and energy, with a combined annual revenue of over $15 billion. They range in size from five to 60,000 employees. Click here to check out the BetterWorld WorldBlu profile.