Comet Skateboards

Skateboards

Lansing, New York

United States

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About Comet Skateboards

Comet Skateboards builds high performance skateboards in Ithaca, NY using environmentally and socially responsible materials and practices. Comet presses each board individually using sustainably harvested maple veneer and formaldehyde-free glue. Each board is screen printed by hand using water-based inks and then clear coated with durable, water-based paint.

Comet is not simply "Made in the USA." All materials are sourced and made regionally strengthening local economies.

For over a decade, Comet has offered a skateboard for every discipline of skateboarding thus making the brand accessible to all skateboarders. Comet has now added a half dozen new skateboard shapes to their already diverse lineup, which includes street decks, pool decks, freeride decks, longboards, cruisers, and speed boards.

Comet Skateboards

The 2011 graphics include work by artists Kadie Salfi and Arlo Chapple. Salfi's graphics highlight the power we have as consumers by using bright colors to accent animal parts coveted by society. Salfi's art calls into question what we value and why. Chapple employs surreal illustrations to buck the traditional commodified notions of what our imagined worlds should be. Together their work presents skateboarders with a radical ride.

Comet became a B Corporation to join a community of like minded businesses that aim to engrain the DNA of business with the vision on which triple bottom line companies were founded.

The Change We Seek™

Comet's mission is to create sustainably manufactured products and to inspire youth to make conscious choices about design and lifestyle - to 'B' free thinkers for life!

• They use FSC certified wood and rubber. Their skateboards are also made with paints and adhesives that do not off-gas harmful chemicals.

• Their production process follows the ethos of the Cradle to Cradle principles and they strive everyday towards that goal.

• They relocated from Oakland to Ithaca to be closer to their core supplier e2e Materials, which produces high-performance e2e biocomposite technology (patents pending) for our all of Comet's skateboards.

• Since their materials are ecologically safe, they recycle or compost nearly all of their scraps which fertilize gardens, heat homes, make bonfires, serve as media for works of art, etc.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2008
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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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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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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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: >51% office supplies from recycled materials; >50% of energy from renewable sources

Employees: >30% of employees from low-income communities; >75% of employees participate in company-wide service days; all employees paid living wage; >50% of employee health insurance premiums paid by company

Community: >50% of company’s ownership located in same community as at least 2/3 of workforce; >40% of expenditures directed towards local suppliers; >50% of employees work in Enterprise Zones

Consumers: products are Cradle To Cradle certified

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