Benefit Report 2017

BPI is registered as an Oregon Benefit Company as of March 29, 2018.

In order to comply with the State of Oregon requirements as a Benefit company, we will be summarizing our accomplishments each year, including the most recent year.

Benefit Report Year: 2017

Published Date: 4/21/2018
Last Updated: 3/26/2020

Oregon Benefit requirements

Brion Hurley will be acting as the benefit governor for BPI, which is a sole proprietor LLC

We are using the 3rd party standard B Impact Assessment, governed by B Labs. On January 11, 2018, BPI completed the assessment and review, and was named a Certified B Corporation. You can learn more about our B Corp assessment here. You can also review our B Labs Assessment scores on their website.


Solar panel donations to nonprofits through Everybody Solar

BPI is partnering with Everybody Solar, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. Everybody Solar helps other non-profit U.S. charities go solar by raising money to install solar panels, thus reducing the energy costs for the organization. This allows them to spend their money on achieving their mission, while reducing their impact on the environment. BPI donates in two ways:

Starting in 2017, BPI committed to donate at least 5% of our revenues to Everybody Solar. In 2017, we donated the following amount:

  • Recurring monthly amount = $2,451.80
  • Carbon offsets = $310.50
  • Extra donation = $201.50
  • Additional donation = $15.25 (book sale proceeds)
  • Total donation = $2979.05 (8.4% of revenues)

BPI Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Although we have a small footprint and offset all of our emissions, we are passionate about minimizing our business impact on the environment. We calculated our emissions due to electricity usage, water usage, electric vehicle charging and business travel. In 2017, we generated 5 tons, and 10 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions for scope 3. This is our baseline year, although my consulting role moved to full-time in July. We have a goal for 2019 to reduce the amount of emissions by 5% for scope 2 and reduce the amount of emissions by 10% for scope 3.

Volunteer and Pro-Bono Work

Starting in 2017, BPI committed to donate at least 5% of our consulting service and expertise time (pro bono) to nonprofit organizations. We achieved that goal by donating 144 hours to nonprofits (6.4%)

Free Book Published

  • On Nov 13, 2017, BPI founder Brion Hurley released his first book, “Lean Six Sigma for Good.” It is a short book, written in order to motivate current Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement experts to help their company and community reduce their environmental impacts, and help address social problems, both at a local and global level. The book is available for free in digital and audio formats. In 2017, 8 copies were provided in hard copy format, there were 140 audio downloads, and 491 digital downloads.
    • Proceeds from book donations totaling $15.25 were donated to Everybody Solar through various book formats  
  • Learn more or download the book >>>


In 2017, we trained 592 people, for a total of 3,642 classroom hours.


2017 can be summarized to the following key points:

  • Using 2017 as a baseline year for greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of 5%
  • Donated the equivalent of 14 solar panels to nonprofits
  • Donated 144 hours to nonprofit organizations, and 91 hours of free training to the general public
  • Released a free book to inspire others to volunteer with nonprofits, reaching 639 people
  • Exceeded both goals of donations at least 5% of revenues and volunteer hours at least 5% of a full-time employee


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