June 2014- Member Spotlight- NH Businesses for Social Responsibility

NH Businesses for Social Responsibility

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
 is a membership-based organization focused on fostering socially and environmentally responsible business in New Hampshire recognizing that people, principles and profits must be linked. We strive to provide programming, education and networks to help businesses understand the important role they play in addressing challenges and opportunities in our communities, workplaces and in advancing the greater good.

Our membership is not limited to businesses. We actually have many nonprofit and government agency members because we encourage the development of relationships and partnerships to collaboratively work for positive change. NHPHA is one of the partnerships that we firmly believe is important in creating a stronger New Hampshire community. The health and wellbeing of all our citizens is a critical component of healthy communities, which contributes to a healthy business environment.

Sustainable business principles consider the impact of operations, environmental and social, on all stakeholders – community members, customers, suppliers, supply chain and employees. They strive to minimize waste, maximize resource efficiency, minimize toxins, provide healthy and engaging workplace cultures, and a commitment to strong communities.

In partnership with Business NH Magazine, we encourage companies to share best practices in their workplace through the Best Companies to Work For competition. Strong health and wellness benefits are central to all winning companies. Leading companies like Hypertherm encourage wellness through active lifestyle programs and program support for healthy habits. Companies like Wirebelt, C&S Wholesale Grocers and Timberland provide employee and community gardens for healthier eating. We hope that by sharing these stories, other companies will be encouraged to offer similar benefits to employees based on the bottom line benefits demonstrated.

Sustainable business is a journey – we are all in different places. Our Just One Thing campaign strives to inspire more businesses to get involved in any aspect of sustainability by sharing stories of simple sustainability initiatives and the impact they’ve had on businesses and communities. (Stories will be published this summer on www.nhbsr.org/jot and featured in the New Hampshire Business Review.)

NHBSR hopes to assist, encourage and inspire more sustainable business and thus stronger, healthier communities in New Hampshire Partnerships with organizations like NHPHA are key to achieving our mission.
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