Saunders Construction Named a “Best for Colorado” Company
DENVER –a leading general contractor in Colorado, has been named to the “Best for Colorado” list of companies, which honors companies that strive to be the best for Colorado’s workers, communities and the environment. Of the 16 Colorado companies to receive this honor, Saunders is the only company in the construction manager/general contractor industry to be recognized. The 2018 honorees were announced, along with the Best for the World B Corporations, at the Award Gala on Thursday, June 7.
More than 300 companies participated in the Best for Colorado program by completing an online challenge assessment and took a pledge to continue their journey of impact measurement, management and improvement. Sixteen of those companies have been awarded honoree status, which recognizes their high scores on the B Impact Assessment, based on performance by impact area in three categories; environment, community and workers.
“It is an honor and testament to our mission to be named a Best of Colorado honoree,” said Greg Schmidt, Saunders’ president and chief executive officer. “Saunders believes in improving the lives of both the people we employ and those we build for and a large part of that being a good steward of the environment.”
Saunders employs a variety of unique approaches to set itself apart including donating 10 percent of net profits to charitable organizations, requiring construction waste recycling on all projects, measuring carbon emissions, and promoting health and wellness of employees through company-sponsored fitness events.
“Colorado is home to some of the most innovative, inspiring and impactful companies in the world. If even one percent of businesses in our state stepped up to do just one thing to help create good jobs and stronger communities, it would affect the future of thousands of Coloradans,” says B Lab Colorado Director Kim Coupounas.
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