Define Your Company’s Local Impact
Go beyond “local whenever possible.” LOCO can determine your percentage of local purchasing – local food and local services. We’ll also identify opportunities for you to deepen your impact and support you in telling your story.
Clients: Past clients include Aurora Bistro for the Green Table Network. Aurora’s Chef Jeff Van Geest is now Chef at Miradora Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek vineyard.
Local Impact Assessment & Strategy
Green Your Business
Zero Waste Strategy & Implementation
LOCO has expertise in small business waste management developed over the past decade. We can help identify opportunities to reduce material use and increase donations, recycling & composting. Our goal is to help local businesses meet and exceed Metro Vancouver’s regional goals of 70% waste diversion by 2015 and 80% by 2020.
B Corp Certification & Strategy
B Corp stands for Benefit Corporation. B Corp is an assessment and certification that looks at a whole company and the impact it has on its workforce, suppliers, community and the environment. You can think of it as a certification for sustainable business, like Fair Trade is to coffee, organic is to farming, or LEED is to buildings. It’s an assessment of the whole package, not just its parts.
The B Corp assessment:
- Provides a benchmark for a company’s practices
- Identifies potential areas of improvement
- Can provide a certification to use as a trust mark
Becoming a certified B Corp means paying a fee and having the assessment reviewed, with the potential for an audit at some point. Re–certification happens every two years. There are 800 companies certified in the world (100 in Canada ~30 in Vancouver).
LOCO can help you understand what it takes to complete the assessment, become certified, and how to use B Corp improvement opportunities strategically, in line with your company’s mission and values.
Clients: Current clients include Salt Spring Coffee; we’re developing a B Corp implementation strategy that aligns with the company’s corporate sustainability priorities.