We are a Certified B Corporation
Fielding International is the first school design company to receive B Corp certification, joining a global movement of companies committed to using business as a force for good. Together, we are a community of businesses using our collective power to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, inequality, and—in our position—education.
B Corp certification is a rigorous process that evaluates a company’s social and environmental impact, accountability, and transparency. By becoming a B Corp, we are committing to a higher standard of social and environmental performance, along with ethical practice.
As a global design and education company, we believe our work should be more than just creating architecture. We have always been committed to creating nurturing places for learning where students thrive. Becoming a B Corp is a natural extension of this commitment. We will strive to improve our social and environmental practices by setting and achieving ambitious goals and implementing sustainable business practices across all aspects of our company. We will continue to engage our clients, employees, and partners to drive positive change in our communities and the world at large.
The B Corp certification process has been a valuable learning experience for us. It has allowed us to identify areas where we can improve our social and environmental impact. We have gained insights into best practices and new ideas that we can implement in our business—making us better every day.
We have always been transparent about our design process and practice by sharing our knowledge in articles, blog posts, books, and our online resource for school design patterns, SchoolPatterns.com. Becoming a B Corp reinforces our commitment to transparency and is essential to building trust with our clients and employees. Our B Impact Score is available publicly on our B Corp Profile Page. Going forward, we will publish our annual impact report, which will provide a detailed overview of our social and environmental performance and our efforts toward making the world a better place through school design.
What does this certification mean for you?
When partnering with Fielding International, you can be assured that you are working with a company that is dedicated to making a difference in the world. Together, we will set an example of how good business, meaningful relationships, and thoughtful school design can improve education around the world.
Moving forward, we are committed to using our position as a B Corp to drive positive change in our industry and beyond. We will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of school design. We believe that business has the power to be a force for good, and we are excited to be part of a movement that is redefining success in business. By becoming a B Corp, we are making a public commitment to using our business as a platform for positive change, and we hope to inspire others to do the same.
Mississippi Delta Blues Camp
We look for projects to give back, where we share a vision in creating educational environments where learners thrive. What an incredible opportunity Fielding International was given to help the Mississippi Delta Blues Camp (MDBC) and Founder Darryl Young.
Fielding provided pro bono Visioning, Programming, and Concept Design to further develop and align the camp’s mission of using blues music to re-engage at-risk youth and promote growth socially, emotionally, and academically. Both a learning and creative space, the camp was created to address the Delta’s food deserts, poverty, and high dropout rates by reintegrating the youth into the local agriculture and music community.
Through cultural appreciation and education access, the camp’s safe spaces and values guide youth to re-enter the community as prideful, employable, entrepreneurial, emotionally well, and academically motivated. Learn more about this amazing mission and how you can help support this inspiring development at msdeltabluescamp.org.
Fielding International actively supports the efforts of HundrED.org, a not-for-profit organization based in Finland, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education. Senior Learning Designer, Nathan Strenge, serves as HundrED Country Lead for the USA.
Fielding and HundrED were on the production team for This is Our Chance Film Festival in October 2020 – a first-of-its-kind event featuring powerful stories at the intersection of race, education, and youth empowerment. Fielding’s innovation Pathfinders: Pilot Transformation was shortlisted for HundrED’s 2021 Global Collection.