Brenthaven

Carrying Cases for Mobile Technology

Seattle, Washington

United States

brenthaven.com

About Brenthaven

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Brenthaven is the trusted leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance cases for your mobile technology. All Brenthaven cases come with a 100% lifetime guarantee and feature superior protection systems that keep you connected to your digital lifestyle. For over 30 years, they've been making bags and cases that are crafted to last a lifetime.

We became a B Corp we wanted to take part in a community where we can collaborate with and learn from other companies that are taking the necessary steps to build sustainable businesses.

The Change We SeekTM

Brenthaven's mission is to achieve Zero ImpactTM on our environment, without comprising the quality and integrity of our products. They do this in three ways...

Brenthaven's mission is to achieve Zero ImpactTM on our environment, without comprising the quality and integrity of our products. They do this in three ways...

• Create laptop cases that last a lifetime... and stand behind them. All Brenthaven cases are made of the finest, most durable materials and come with their legendary lifetime guarantee. Where possible, they use recycled materials in their products and packaging.

• Reduce what they can... Brenthaven recently changed their packaging strategy and eliminated the use of over 100,000 boxes per year; they use recycled paper and soy-based inks to make all our marketing materials; they give employees financial incentives to walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation to work, and much, much more.

• Offset what they cannot... Every year, through their investments in carbon credits and donations to green charities, they try to offset the majority of their carbon footprint. Brenthaven's ultimate goal is to become a 'carbon neutral' company. They call this Zero ImpactTM.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2010
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Over 50% of office materials come from recycled / sustainable input materials.

Employees: A living wage is paid to all full-time and part-time employees.