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100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon 2013

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Monday, May 27, 2013

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We selected the 2013 100 Best Green Companies based on Sustainable Practices sections in both the employee and employer surveys completed last year by 18,394 employees from 440 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 2013 survey, Oregon workers rated their satisfaction and importance of 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 at least 20 hours per month), 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 email with the name, title, phone number and email address of the person who will act as the 100 Best contact to 100best@oregonbusiness.com or call 503-445-8828. We will email 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.


Adroit Construction 36   Landscape East & West 55
Aim High Academy of Martial Arts 22   Lease Crutcher Lewis 93
Anthro Corporation 48   Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch 79
Artemis Foods 68   Mercy Corps 44
Ater Wynne LLP 27   Mountain Rose Herbs 9
Barran Liebman LLP 83   Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort 52
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity 85   Neil Kelly Company 65
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County 57   Ninkasi Brewing Company 62
Boly:Welch Consulting & Recruiting 23   Northwest Family Services 60
Bonneville Environmental Foundation 40   Northwest Staffing Resources 100
Bullard Law 95   NW Energy Efficiency Alliance 42
Capital Pacific Bank 8   Oregon Environmental Council 7
Capitol Auto Group 11   Oregon Supported Living Program 71
Carr Auto Group 82   Oregon Wild 88
Cascade Employers Association 80   Pacific Landscape Management 13
CAWOOD 72   PAE 19
CBRE 64   PECI 35
CH2M HILL 96   Perkins Coie LLP 28
Childpeace Montessori School 81   Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives 94
Clean Energy Works Oregon 66   Portland YouthBuilders 31
Coaxis 56   PREM Group 78
Columbia Printing & Cleanroom 18   R&H Construction 63
Consumer Cellular 45   REACH Community Development 61
David Evans and Associates 89   Realty Trust Group 33
DeSantis Landscapes 30   Research Into Action 1
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Portland 5   RHT Energy Solutions 92
Earth Advantage Institute 69   Rogue Creamery 10
EARTH2O 24   Rose City Mortgage 4
Edelman 86   Ruby Receptionists 38
Elliott Associates 73   Rural Development Initiatives 91
Energy Trust of Oregon 41   Salem Convention Center 21
Family Relief Nursery – Cottage Grove 32   SCRAP 70
Fluid Market Strategies 39   Sitka Center for Art and Ecology 84
Friends of Trees 16   Sokol Blosser Winery 6
Friends of Zenger Farm 46   Sponsors 51
G5 67   Standing Stone Brewing Co. 2
Genentech 97   Stumptown Coffee Roasters 59
Gerding Edlen 3   Sunstone Montessori School 87
Grant Thornton LLP 76   Tec Laboratories 75
Green Acres Landscape 15   Terwilliger Plaza 58
Green Hammer 49   The Hershey Company/Dagoba Plant 17
Hartmann&Forbes 98   The Next Door 90
Hopworks Urban Brewery 37   Trash for Peace 54
Image Pressworks 53   Tualatin Valley Water District 12
Interface Engineering 50   Vernier Software & Technology 26
International Living Future Institute 34   Waggener Edstrom Worldwide 77
Isler CPA 14   Walsh Construction Co. 43
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest 29   Wauna Federal Credit Union 74
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants – Portland 20   Xanterra at Crater Lake 25
King Estate Winery 47   Yost Grube Hall Architecture 99

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-1 #1 Carr Chevrolet Goes Green!Guest 2013-05-30 22:35:01
Way to go Carr Chevrolet for making the list.

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