Certified B Corporation

2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

Certified B Corporation Just as we seek sustainability in our products, we also try to practice a better way to do business. We became a founding B Corporation in 2008 because we believe it is critical that there be a standard for corporate responsibility in the United States. B Corp businesses are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We were recertified in 2012 and achieved a high overall score of 116 out of 200, 38 percent higher than the average sustainable business. While we achieved excellence in the governance, workers and environment categories, we lagged in community and have committed to a 2020 Roadmap Goal of improving this score. Despite positive community support through the Seventh Generation Foundation and employee volunteering, we need to do a better job of investing in the communities where we manufacture our products. To get started, we will focus on developing a supplier code of conduct and related protocols. We will also try to increase the percentage of suppliers that are majority-owned by women or ethnic minorities or that create employment opportunities in low-income communities. Jay Coen Gilbert, B Corp Founder praised our commitment to the B Corp principles in this blog. Read about our approach to Governance in the GRI Content Index on page 50. seventhgeneration.com/2012report   45 Transforming Commerce


2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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