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BY THE NUMBERS
We selected the 2011 100 Best Green Companies based on Sustainable Practices sections in both the employee and employer surveys completed last year by nearly 19,000 employees from 415 for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary and free of charge. Companies needed at least 15 full- or part-time Oregon employees at the time of the survey; nonprofits needed at least 10.
For the 2011 survey, Oregon workers rated their satisfaction and importance in 15 statements related to sustainable practices.
Employer benefits survey
Employer representatives also answered 15 questions about their company or nonprofit’s sustainable business practices.
The employee survey counted for two thirds of the overall score, out of a possible 200 points, with average employee satisfaction and importance ratings each representing one third of the total. The employer benefits survey is also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the other third of the overall score, and resulting in a total possible score of 300 points.
How to enter the 100 Best:
To be considered for the 100 Best Green Companies, employers must sign up for the general 100 Best Companies survey (beginning in August) or the 100 Best Nonprofits survey (beginning in April).
2. Survey period: The process for 2012’s list begins in August 2011 for companies and April 2012 for nonprofits. There is no charge to participate, and organizations that do not make the list will remain anonymous. All participants that complete the process can obtain a report of survey results.
3. Submitting your workplace: If your workplace has never entered, send an e-mail with the name, title, phone number and e-mail address of the person who will act as the 100 Best contact to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-445-8828. We will e-mail all contacts at the start of the process.
4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com.
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