Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR)
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is an association of businesses dedicated to the “multiple bottom line.” VBSR members recognize that profitability is essential to business, but they are equally concerned about the “other bottom lines”—their contribution to the quality of workplace, environment, and community. VBSR has over 1,200 members from almost every region and business sector in the state.
VBSR’s mission is to advance a business ethic that values multiple bottom lines—economic, social, and environmental.
This is achieved through:
- Education—Bringing together resources and information to help members meet their own goals for improving business practices and solving social, environmental, and economic problems.
- Public Influence—Representing a socially responsible business ethic to the larger community, including news media and legislative bodies, to foster positive change and resist exploitation of people, state, and planet.
- Workplace Quality—Fostering a work environment and economic climate that enable every worker to earn a fair income safely, to contribute his or her labor to a high quality product or service, and to work and live with dignity and respect.