We’re so excited to announce that we have become the first prefabricated homebuilding company to achieve B Corp Certification! The prestigious certification is given to companies who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
“The B Corp values align with what our company has valued since 1968. We’re passionate about not only creating a better product, but a better community, environment and world,” said Steve Linton, president of Deltec Homes.
In order to become certified, we had to meet stringent performance requirements conducted by B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations, and must be reevaluated every two years. In addition, unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers and the environment.
“The true measure of our success goes beyond a profit,” said Linton. “We’re so proud to be the first in our industry to receive B Corp Certification and we hope it encourages others to soon follow.”
Some highlights from our performance report:
- All homes build using 100% renewable energy
- 99.9% of materials used to build homes are made in USA
- >75% of homes built to exceed energy code by 30% or more
- >80% of waste diverted from landfill
- >20% reduction in energy use at company facilities in 2015
With just over 1,600 Certified B Corporations® from more than 120 industries and 40 countries, we’re proud to be placed in a coveted community with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Patagonia, Etsy, New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s.
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