For the second time in the organization’s history, SBN is proud to announce the finalists for the 2024 Triple Bottom Champion Award. The award recognizes a business within SBN’s membership that embodies the triple-bottom-line approach of being mindful of people, the planet, and profit. The recipient will be awarded one year of free membership with SBN, courtesy of Unit of Impact, a platform that helps businesses and organizations efficiently collect and organize their impact data, and a certificate during this year’s Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, February 1, at 6 pm at the Science History Institute (315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106).
Please see the nominees listed below for more information about their business and practices. Voting is now open to the public through Tuesday, January 30. This year, there is a ranked choice voting system that allows you to rank businesses from #1 – #8. The winner will be announced towards the close of the Annual Members Meeting, and there’s still time to register for the event, so please find tickets here.
Honeysuckle Provisions is a family-owned and -operated afro-centric grocery/cafe created by chefs Omar Tate & Cybille St.Aude-Tate, committed to the highest quality standards from not only a culinary perspective but also socially and politically. Rooted in the values of nourishment and reclamation of Black food traditions and cultural aesthetics, Honeysuckle Provisions is a hub for Black life that aims to redesign neighborhoods and transform communities through their relationships with food. Prioritizing ethical and sustainable practices holistically, all staff are paid a living wage and are offered traditional and nontraditional benefits and resources with an emphasis on equitable work culture. Given the connection to farmers and overall respect for food and the land that supports it, sustainability is tapped in a more literal sense via the cafe, which is zero-waste. Honeysuckle has many community partnerships that help serve the immediate needs of those within the corridor beginning with providing free meals to anyone who needs it with the assistance of Double Trellis Food Initiative or by working directly with the farmers at Sankofa Community Farm in Southwest Philly to provide kitchen tours or conversations with local youth.
River Twice is a modern American restaurant dedicated to sustainably sharing the richness of our region’s bounty. Our goal is to encourage a sincere connection to the Delaware River Valley and mid-Atlantic region through the ingredients we select and the dishes we serve. A close relationship with local purveyors allows us to develop an evolving menu, making every visit a unique experience. James Beard-nominated Chef Randy Rucker’s culinary style has been defined by an ethos of using ingredients of the highest quality possible to create focused cuisine that highlight the natural flavors of the region. Amanda Rucker’s focus on sustainable design and working with local artisans is the guiding force behind the interiors of River Twice. After living and working across the country, they are proud to have found a home on Passyunk Ave.
Serving their 100,000th client in 2023, The Wardrobe’s mission since 1995 has been to eliminate clothing insecurity in the Philadelphia area. Whether it’s workwear for a job search and employment or casual attire for life’s transitions, The Wardrobe believes clothing shouldn’t be a barrier to success. The nonprofit organization outfits 5,000 people annually and partners with over 200 community organizations.
With their excellent selection of quality secondhand apparel from generous donors, curbing fashion and textile waste is a crucial side effect of The Wardrobe’s mission. In partnership with the B-Corporation Helpsy, The Wardrobe ethically rehomes and recycles every garment and textile that does not meet their service needs. In 2023, The Wardrobe’s partnership with Helpsy saved over 200,000 pounds of clothing from landfills.
Glitter is a neighbor-powered platform for community improvement. We provide a weekly block cleaning service funded locally by neighbors and businesses. We have a unique pay-what-you-can pledging system that fits every budget. We hire folks with barriers to work who want to earn a living wage keeping our neighborhoods clean and safe. Our 20-person cleaning team is sweeping nearly 300 blocks every week with the support of nearly 1,000 Philadelphians. Every block in Philadelphia is eligible for our services and neighbors can get started today at www.ShareGlitter.com
Circular Philadelphia drives a thriving circular economy in the greater Philadelphia region through advocacy, infrastructure development, market transformation, and education. By promoting smart policy, innovation, and action, Circular Philadelphia aims to transform Philadelphia’s linear economy to an efficient and resilient circular economy of the future. Circular Philadelphia comprises materials management and circular economy professionals who bring together individuals, businesses, manufacturers, institutions, local government, and policy makers to create the market conditions necessary for the circular economy to thrive.
Founded in 2009, Bennett Compost collects food scraps from over 6000 households and 100 businesses throughout Philadelphia and turns them into compost and other nutrient-rich soil products. This helps to keep over 70 tons of material out of the landfill every month.
ClearCOGS provides predictive demand forecasting to help restaurants minimize waste, reduce storage costs, and increase efficiency. ClearCOGS taps into your restaurant’s POS data, cleans and formats your data, then provides daily briefings on the information you need to run a more profitable operation. After distilling your information down, we provide your restaurant data-driven decisions on what food to purchase from your vendors and prep each day.
Engineering & Land Planning Associates, Inc. (E&LP) is a multidisciplinary engineering firm that seizes opportunities for applying sustainable approaches and forward-thinking design to our communities. We are a team of Professional Engineers, Planners, Landscape Architects, LSRPs, Ecologists, and talented support staff working throughout the northeast region with particular focus locally in the Philadelphia metro area and in New Jersey. We take pride in our welcoming and compassionate culture, and are dedicated to upholding an equitable, diverse, and inclusive space while creating designs that are thoughtful and context appropriate.
Through each service we provide; civil and environmental engineering, planning, landscape architecture, renewable energy, water resources, permitting, and project/construction management, we emphasize our ability to build authentic relationships with partners, allowing us to strengthen our relationships with communities and co-create exciting and transformative projects.
Again, voting is now open to the public through Tuesday, January 30. This year, there is a ranked choice voting system that allows you to rank businesses from #1 – #8. Cast your vote today!