Our Governance Holds Us Accountable To Our Goals
Our Board of Directors includes worker, benefit, and shareholder directors. This ensures that mission, investor, and employee objectives are all represented evenly in corporate decisions.
Our values are so important to us that we included them in our bylaws:
- SECTION 1.01. General Public Benefit. The Corporation is organized to create a general public benefit from the business and operations of providing engineering services and products for dual-use government and commercial applications (the “General Public Benefit”) or any lawful activity for which a corporation may be formed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- SECTION 1.02. Specific Public Benefit. In addition to the General Public Benefit enumerated in Section 1.01, the Corporation will pursue: a) the promotion of economic opportunity for veterans and the Corporation’s employees beyond the creation of jobs in the normal course of business; b) environmental preservation; c) the promotion of economic development through initiatives that increase access to capital for emerging and growing technology enterprises, facilitate the transfer and commercial adoption of new technologies, provide technical and business support to emerging and growing technology enterprises or form support partnerships that support those objectives; and d) the increased flow of capital to entities with a public benefit purpose (each, a “Specific Public Benefit” and, collectively, the “Specific Public Benefits”).
Hellbender uses the B Impact Assessment from B-Lab as its third-party ESG standard.
- We significantly exceeded the threshold required for B Corps certification and are pursuing independent B Corps certification for 2023
Annual Benefit Report, 2021