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2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

International Reporting Standards The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) develops globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for voluntary use by organizations worldwide. As a member of GRI, we support this effort to foster corporate accountability, comparability, and transparency. In 2006, GRI revised their standards to develop a “C” applicability level that is appropriate for smaller companies, which we followed this year. The information in the GRI Content Index indicates how we have met the required Profile Disclosure elements and topic-related performance indicators for the C level. GRI Content Index Profile Disclosures STANDARD DISCLOSURES 1.1 CEO Letter ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE 2.1 and 2.4 Organization name and location of headquarters Seventh Generation, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401 2.2 Brands, products, services Our Company on page 10, in Our Vision 2.3 Operational structure Our Company on page 10, in Our Vision 2.5 Countries where company operates Our Company on page 10, in Our Vision 2.6 Ownership and legal form Our Company on page 10, in Our Vision 2.7 Markets served Our Company on page 10, in Our Vision 2.8 Scale of reporting organization: Number of employees: Building a Great Workplace on page 33, in Building Communities Net sales, total capitalization, quantity of products provided: We are a privately held corporation and choose not to reveal this financial and strategic data. 2.9 Significant changes We initiated relationships with five new manufacturing partners. 2.10 Awards received Awards on page 11, in Our Vision REPORT PROFILE, SCOPE, BOUNDARY, AND GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE INDEX 3.1 Reporting Period Calendar year 2012, with occasional mention of relevant achievements in early 2013. 3.2 Date of previous report Gen2 was published in 2012 on our website and covers the year 2011. 3.3 Reporting cycle Annual. This report covers 2012. 3.4 Contact point for questions Ashley Orgain, Mission Advocacy and Outreach Manager, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401 tel: 802.540.3484 email: Ashley@seventhgeneration.com 3.5 Process for defining report content; 3.6 Report boundary; 3.7 Report boundary limitations In determining report content, we were guided by our own corporate priorities, achievements, goals, and shortcomings; by considerations of stakeholder interest; and by GRI guidelines. We hope the report will be read by our employees; our manufacturing and retail partners and other businesses; our customers and members of the Seventh Generation Nation (our on-line community); and anyone else interested in issues pertaining to consumer products and corporate responsibility. This is not just a report about our Burlington office operations. We have also been conscious of the sustainability practices back in our supply chain as well as the impact and use of our products. Where we have not addressed particular GRI guidelines, it has generally been because they were not relevant to our business, they dealt with proprietary information (such as some of the financial parameters), or they involved a larger data-gathering effort than we are capable of at this time. 3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities. We lease our Burlington office and we use third party logistics providers and contract manufacturing partners. As noted in Manufacturing, in Transforming Commerce, we engaged in five new supplier partnerships in 2012. 3.10 Explanation of restatements of earlier information As this report is online, we have links to information from previous years to facilitate stakeholder understanding of our business. 3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods 50  Seventh Generation, Inc. | FUTURE TENSE: Corporate Consciousness Report for 2012 Reporting


2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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