Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state's residents, while remaining profitable. We advance VBSR's mission through:
Education. Empowering our members to solve environmental, social and economic problems. We provide concrete resources and information to help improve our members' business practices.
Public Influence. Initiating tangible change in public policy that combats exploitation and promotes sustainability. We work to capture the inherent power of business to represent socially responsible ideals to legislative bodies, news media, and the general public.
Workplace Quality. Enabling every worker to live and work with respect and dignity by creating work environments and economic climates that provide fair income in safe work settings, and allow each employee to contribute to a high quality product or service.
VBSR has a diverse business membership that represents all sectors and geographic regions of Vermont. Collectively VBSR members employ more than 14% of Vermont's workforce and generate more than 4 billion dollars in revenue annually. 60% of our members have been in business more than 10 years. To see what businesses belong to VBSR, please consult our Member Directory.
25 years ago, a group of business leaders got together to form a business association which better reflected their values. Today Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility has over 760 members.
Why is VBSR still relevant today?
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