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|Monday, June 01, 2009|
The 100 Best Green Companies rankings were calculated by Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall based on confidential employee surveys and a report completed by each company. The green questions were asked during the 100 Best Companies survey last fall. It isn’t easy being green, but this year’s inaugural class of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon shows that if you’re committed to sustainable practices, it pays off not only for the environment and the bottom line, but also in being a great place to work.
100 Best Methodology
The 100 Best Green Companies were selected based on sustainable practices sections from the 100 Best survey process, completed by 372 employers last fall. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary and free of charge. Companies had to employ at least 15 Oregon workers at the time of taking the survey.
Company representatives also answered 10 questions about their company’s sustainable business practices.
The employee survey counts for half of a company’s score, out of a possible 100 points, with average employee satisfaction and importance ratings each representing 1/4 of the total. The employer benefits survey is also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the other half of the overall score, and resulting in a total possible score of 200.
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.
1. Eligibility: Any private or public company, nonprofit or government agency with at least 15 Oregon-based employees is eligible to enter the survey. The company itself may be head- quartered outside the state.
2. Survey period: The process for 2010’s list will begin in August and end in October 2009. 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 survey results.
4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com in August.Employer benefits survey
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Spring rains are the bane of an Oregon cherry farmer’s existence. Even a few sprinkles can crack the fruit so badly it’s not worth picking. Science to the rescue: Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a spray-on film that cuts rain-related cracking in half, potentially saving a season’s crop. The coating, patented as SureSeal, is made from natural chemicals similar to those found in the skins of cherries: cellulose, palm oil-based wax and calcium.
Friday, April 24, 2015
BY BEN DEJARNETTE | INVESTIGATEWEST
Timber companies and environmental groups take a stab at collaboration to boost logging and restoration in Oregon fires.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the Oregon Angel showcase, an annual event for angel investors and early stage entrepreneurs.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Martha Richards, executive director of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Companies can benefit when they use software to meet staffing requirements and address employees' family and life commitments.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.
Friday, April 24, 2015
BY CHRIS HIGGINS
As digital security breaches skyrocket, a cybersleuth everyman takes center stage.
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Tonkon Torp helps seed sustainability at Gunderson.
Oregon-based Environments helps companies create inspired workspaces. “Simply put, we help companies future-proof their workspaces,” says Chris Corrado, president. Since 1988,Environments has witnessed firsthand the changing landscape of business. Native Portlander and Environments founder Corrado says, “We help our clients navigate the complex realities of the workplace today and plan for their future in a very mindful, strategic way. We think of ourselves as their partners in the process.”
One hundred years ago, the Willamette River might easily have been mistaken for a sewer. Unchecked industrial activity and decades of pollution made it unrecognizable compared to the clean river that now flows north for 187 miles from Eugene through the center of Portland.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
On June 13th Mayor Charlie Hales will attend nonprofit organization Dream Change’s inaugural Love Summit and will introduce one of its keynote speakers, Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency.
34 spots for food, 17 places to sip, and 7 sites to choose a brew beckon visitors.