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Articles - June 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012




We selected the 2012 100 Best Green Companies based on Sustainable Practices sections in both the employee and employer surveys completed last year by 20,309 employees from 431 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 employees or qualified volunteers.

Employee survey
For the 2012 survey, Oregon workers rated their satisfaction and importance in 10 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 with average employee satisfaction and importance ratings each counting for 100 points. 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 perfect 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 2013’s list runs August-November 2012 for companies and April-June 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 each survey.
4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com.


Adelante Mujeres 30 Aim High Academy Of Martial Arts 13
AJ’s Auto Repair 41 Anthro Corporation 74
Ater Wynne LLP 32 Autodesk 78
Avista Utilities 77 Boly:Welch Recruiting & Consulting 38
Bonneville Environmental Foundation 56 BRING Recycling 100
Capital Pacific Bank 29 Capitol Auto Group 64
Carr Auto Group 44 Cascade Employers Association 50
Catholic Charities 60 CBRE 59
CH2M HILL 63 Child Care Development Services 65
Childpeace Montessori School 62 Coffee Bean International 75
Columbia Printing & Graphics 27 Conservation Services Group 76
Consumer Cellular 85 David Evans and Associates 67
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland 4 Earth Advantage Institute 42
Elephants Delicatessen 81 Elliott Associates 33
Emerge Medical Spa LLC 23 Environments 51
Fluid Market Strategies 18 Focus the Nation 98
Fortis Construction 82 Friends of Trees 28
gDiapers 43 Gerding Edlen Development 19
Grady Britton 96 Green Acres Landscape 37
Isler CPA 12 Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest 89
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Portland 17 King Estate Winery 53
Landscape East & West 46 Levi Strauss & Co. 40
Matrix Networks 95 Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch 99
McKinstry 22 Mercy Corps 55
Microsoft Corp. 33 NatureBake/Dave’s Killer Bread 73
Neil Kelly Company 23 New Seasons Market 10
The Next Door 70 the Nines 86
Northwest Staffing Resources 58 Olsson Industrial Electric 83
On-the-Move Community Integration 68 Oregon Community Warehouse 49
Oregon Environmental Council 1 Oregon Research Institute 71
Our United Villages 36 Pacific Landscape Management 20
PAE Consulting Engineers 14 Pearl Buck Center 92
PECI 26 Perkins Coie LLP 23
Portland Community Media 94 Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives 80
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 88 Portland YouthBuilders 8
PREM Group 52 R&H Construction 45
REACH Community Development 11 Realty Trust Group 35
Research Into Action. 6 RHT Energy Solutions 47
Rogue Creamery 48 Ronald McDonald House Charities, OR/SW-WA 97
Rose City Mortgage 2 Rosendin Electric 87
Ruby Receptionists 79 Salem Conference Center 7
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC 57 SERA Architects 9
Smart Wireless 31 Sokol Blosser Winery 5
SOLARC Architecture and Engineering 61 Stacy and Witbeck 66
Standing Stone Brewing Co. 3 Sunstone Montessori School 90
Sussman Shank LLP 91 Tec Laboratories 54
Terwilliger Plaza 69 Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries 21
Travel Salem 84 Tualatin Valley Water District 15
Vernier Software & Technology 16 Walsh Construction Co. 39
Wauna Federal Credit Union 93 Yost Grube Hall Architecture 71

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