Newfane, VT (PressExposure) December 12, 2006 -- The WorkSavvy Compendium is announced today as a service to business startups. It lists hundreds of enterprises committed to sustainability through the triple bottom line of profits, ecology and society. These enterprises serve as examples of what is being achieved by values-based businesses. The hyperlinks for each firm listed take the visitor directly to its culture and values page.
The WorkSavvy Compendium is focused on entrepreneurial businesses, even though some of them have grown to be very large, like Herman Miller, Interface or Timberland. Some of those listed have been acquired by larger quoted companies including: Ben & Jerry's (Unilever), Body Shop (L'OrÃ©al), Ethos Water (Starbucks), Smith & Hawken (Scotts) or Tom's of Maine (Colgate Palmolive). Some of the companies in the WorkSavvy Compendium are themselves publicly listed. The majority of the companies currently in the WorkSavvy Compendium are US-based, but the international list is growing.
At present, the WorkSavvy Compendium is complied by William Keyser, Managing Director of WorkSavvyâ"Sustainability from the Startup". The selection criteria are based on the Sustainable Business Institute definition of business sustainability as, "the opportunity for business to improve its profitability, competitiveness, and market share without compromising resources for future generations."
New compilers are sought and contact should be made via the website at http://www.worksavvy.ws/sustainability.ws to discuss possible involvement.
The WorkSavvy Compendium is be developed as a practical tool for budding entrepreneurs committed to sustainability. The potential number of businesses for the WorkSavvy Compendium is considerably greater than those currently listed. Enterprises wishing to appear in the Compendium are invited to make contact.
Commenting on the new Compendium, founder William Keyser said, "There is no reason why entrepreneurs should not do good at the same time as doing well. Experience shows that values-committed businesses often do better than other companies in cost-savings, productivity, new customer acquisition as well as higher credibility among stakeholders. There are very large numbers of values-based enterprises that, while they may not be setting out to change the world, they are setting out to change the way the world works. Those listed in the Compendium are some of them."