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100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon, 2011

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June 2011




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.

Employee survey
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).
    1. Eligibility: Any private or public company with at least 15 Oregon-based employees, or nonprofit or government agency with at least 10 Oregon-based employees and/or volunteers who volunteer an average of 20 hours per month or more is eligible to enter. The company or nonprofit may be headquartered outside the state.
    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: 100best@oregonbusiness.com 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.


1000 Friends of Oregon 93 The Nature Conservancy 31
ABR Inc. Environmental Research and Services 49 Neil Kelly Company 10
Adroit Construction 84 New Seasons Market 9
Anthro Corporation 65 Northwest Newborn Specialists PC 94
Ashforth Pacific Inc. 69 Northwest Pilot Project 86
Ater Wynne LLP 34 Olsson Industrial Electric Inc. 98
Autodesk Inc. 95 On-the-Move Community Integration 55
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity 87 Oregon Community Credit Union 91
Bend Garbage & Recycling 62 Oregon Electric Group 77
Boly:Welch 53 Oregon Environmental Council 29
Bonneville Environmental Foundation 11 Oregon Research Institute 56
BRING 75 Oregon Tourism Commission 76
Capital Pacific Bank 70 The Oregon Zoo Foundation 41
Capitol Auto Group Inc. 71 PAE Consulting Engineers Inc. 26
Cardinal Services Inc. 99 PECI 22
Carr Auto Group 30 Perkins Coie LLP 38
Cascade Employers Association 46 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 42
CB Richard Ellis 47 Portland Trail Blazers 68
Child Care Development Services 52 Portland YouthBuilders 12
Childpeace Montessori School 60 PREM Group Inc. 33
Community Cycling Center 79 Providence Federal Credit Union 40
Community Warehouse 51 R&H Construction 47
Consumer Cellular 82 REACH Community Development 43
David Evans and Associates Inc. 88 Realty Trust Group 19
Doubletree Hotel, Portland 16 Recology Oregon 24
Earth Advantage Institute 73 Redside 1
EasyStreet Online Services Inc. 64 Research Into Action Inc. 8
Elephants Delicatessen 65 Rogue Creamery 14
Emerge Medical Spa 13 Ronald McDonald House Charities/OR & SW WA 80
The Environmental Center 89 Rose City Mortgage 7
Environments 57 Rose Quarter 74
Family Relief Nursery 58 Rosendin Electric 39
Fluid Market Strategies Inc. 28 Ruby Receptionists 35
G5 63 SERA Architects 3
Gerding Edlen 21 Smart Wireless 50
Glumac 59 Sokol Blosser Winery 5
Green Acres Landscape Inc. 81 SOLARC Architecture and Engineering Inc. 20
Hopworks Urban Brewery 15 SOLV 78
Hummingbird Wholesale 4 Standing Stone Brewing Co. 2
Image Pressworks 17 Steele Associates Architects LLC 18
Isler CPA 23 Sunstone Montessori School 100
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest 27 Sussman Shank LLP 97
JOIN 96 Sustainable Northwest 44
The Joinery 45 Tec Laboratories Inc. 67
Kimpton Portland 6 Terwilliger Plaza Inc. 85
King Estate Winery 36 Travel Salem 54
Landscape East & West 61 United Tile 92
Lease Crutcher Lewis 83 Vernier Software & Technology 25
Mercy Corps 90 Western Rivers Conservancy 72
Microsoft Corporation 32 Willamette Valley Vineyards 37

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-1 #1 Thundering OmissionAnon Reader 2011-05-26 08:43:09
No Green Building Services?!?
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0 #2 Green Building ServicesEmma 2011-05-26 11:56:19
Green Building Services didn't participate in the survey this year, which is how the rankings are determined.
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