FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben McKinley, Founder/CEO
CASCADE WEB DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVES CERTIFIED B CORPORATION STATUS
Portland Web Development Firm Meets Higher Standards of
Social and Environmental Performance
Portland, OR– Cascade Web Development has been verified as a Certified B Corporation (B Corp), confirming that company meets a range of social and environmental business standards. Cascade joins the ranks of over 2000 Certified B Corporations in 130 industries across 50 countries representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.
“Initially we took the B Impact Assessment and found that a lot of the practices we had in place were already aligned with B Corp standards. We felt it was important to take the additional steps to document and improve our role as business and community leaders,” said Ben McKinley, Cascade’s founder and CEO, “B Corp Certification gives us tangible scores of how we impact the local community and environment. We like the idea of having these benchmarks to continually improve the way we serve our clients and the larger community.”
Housed in a pair of 1950s Milwaukee Road railcars along the Willamette River, Cascade’s headquarters is a testament to repurposing and conservation of resources. With only eight energy-efficient CLF light bulbs throughout, the team enjoys abundant natural light and warmth provided by more than 30 windows. Cacade’s computers are rated at least silver through EPEAT and when they use paper, it is FSC-certified.
This commitment to the environment resonates with many of the firm’s clients including Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Greater Portland Inc. and Earth Advantage Institute. Part of the certification includes how staff is treated. At Cascade, that includes flexible work schedules, paid time off for volunteering and ski days, and the opportunity to serve like minded organizations.
“We’re proud to be part of the Portland B Corp community as well as part of the global movement inspiring all businesses to step up their social and environmental responsibility.”
B Corp certification includes meeting strict performance requirements to prove environmental, social responsibility, legal accountability and overall transparency in how they do business. Currently, Oregon leads the number of Certified B Corporations in the country and Portland ranks in the top three cities nationally.
Click here to view Cascade Web Development's B Corp Impact Report
About Cascade Web Development:
Founded in 2001, Cascade Web Development partners with clients to deliver compelling, functional digital experiences. We specialize in highly technical and complex process, UX, ecommerce and technical development services. Our clients range from outdoor consumer products to professional services industries.
About B Corporation:
Based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.