Are you confident that the products and services you buy are produced in a way that is consistent with your values? We are.
Ever wondered how much truth there is in the claims that businesses make about being “a good corporate citizen”? We don’t.
Why? We’re a member of a 2,000+ community of certified B Corporations that has met rigorous third-party standards for performance, accountability, and transparency. Why does all of this matter? “The Golden Rule” of treating others how we want to be treated applies just as much to our relationship with the environment as to each other. Beyond having a responsibility to do the right thing, we recognize the power of business to solve social problems, whether it’s promoting healthy fitness behaviors among people who don’t have access to an exercise facility or taking fair trade to the next level by building connections between coffee producing and consuming communities.
At Shifting Patterns values are more than words on a sheet of paper. They are a reflection of who we are and are at the essence of our work in facilitating social change.
For us, sustainability has multiple meanings, all of which are reflected in our work:
- People: We create a lasting impact through our work. By working alongside changemakers, we strengthen their capabilities to lead change whether it's articulating a unifying purpose statement or developing a process for people to join and participate in collaborative efforts to advance social progress.
- Planet: We are kind to the environment. We get the most use out of our environmentally sustainable products and replace them only when needed
- Profit: We contribute a portion of our revenue to charitable organizations who are making our community a better place to live.
We’re proud to be a member of the B Corp Community where the “B” in benefit not only represents the kinds of organizations we work with, but also the principles by which we operate. Check out our profile here.
If you own or work for a company in the Washington, DC area that is interested in joining the B Corp movement, check out B Local: Mid-Atlantic Region to find out about upcoming events or to take the Quick Impact Assessment .