SBN Membership Terms & Conditions
SBN welcomes all individuals and businesses to get involved with the great work of building a just, green and thriving economy in the Philadelphia region.
To be eligible for a Business Membership, your business must
- Be privately held
- Headquartered within the Greater Philadelphia region
- Locally owned - more than fifty percent of the business owners live within 50 miles of the business
- Have the ability to make independent decisions on business practices, purchases, distribution, even business name and branding
- Be able to pay all of your business expenses (marketing, rent, etc.) without assistance from or payment to a corporate headquarters
Those who do not meet criteria for Business Membership are encouraged to apply as an Individual to receive all of the benefits of membership with the exception of marketing and promotional support. If a membership is not right for you at this time, there are other ways to get involved.
Within the first year of membership, SBN members should take the B Lab survey to benchmark their business practices. The B Ratings System is the first transparent and comprehensive ratings system which evaluates a company's impact on its stakeholders (Employees, Community, Environment, Consumers, and Governance).
At any time, SBN may end a membership based on failure to meet membership criteria, membership payment defaults, or for the inappropriate use of membership benefits and privileges, online or otherwise.
SBN uses the account information that you enter for internal, administrative purposes and will not sell or share the information you share with any third party. Further, it is the policy of SBN not to make mailing lists of our members available to the public or non members. Our members do not expect to be added to other lists when they join. We offer member announcement services (the opportunity to post an announcement in our monthly E-Newsletter and post discounts in our monthly Members Discounts Email), and members can contact each other one at a time through using the members directory.