Tulsa, OK, May 12, 2016 - Jones Design Studio (JDS) is pleased to announce that we are now part of The International Living Future Institute’s JUST™ Program. JDS is the first organization in the state of Oklahoma to be a part of this important program.
"JDS is proud to join the JUST program, and we are committed to continuous improvement in each of the categories. It fits perfectly with our mission of making a positive impact for our clients and in our community. We understand that creating an equitable, transparent workplace is crucial to our organization’s long-term success." - Molly Jones, President
JUST™ is a voluntary transparency program that rates an organization’s social justice and equity based on specific and measurable accountabilities. JUST™ indicators include diversity, equity, safety, worker benefit, local benefit, and stewardship.
The JUST certification is gaining momentum in the marketplace with several green building standards now requiring this certification. For example, ILFI’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) was the first green building program to incorporate equity criteria with the launch of the Equity Petal in 2009 to further highlight impacts on communities and employees. The LBC requires at least one JUST organization to be a major team member for projects targeting LBC v3.0 certification. There is also an Organizational Transparency optimization related to being a JUST organization in the International Well Building Institute (IWBI’s) WELL Building Standard® and the LEED Green Building Rating Systems.
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