Dolphin Blue, Inc.

Environmentally responsible products for home and business, all made in the USA

Dallas, Texas

United States

dolphinblue.com

About Dolphin Blue

Dolphin Blue's business goal is to provide ecologically sustainable products for use in home and business. They are an on-line retailer of paper products, tableware, children’s toys, pet products, remanufactured toner cartridges, calendars, envelopes, garden products and much more. Their goal is to help you "Make Green Waves."

We became a B Corp because it is the mission of Dolphin Blue to make sure that the next generation is better off than ours. Being a B Corp allows us to codify, protect, and pass this mission along.

Today, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between virgin materials and quality post-consumer recycled materials. In order to make it onto Dolphin Blue's virtual "shelves," a product must be made of at least 20% post-consumer recycled materials and made in the USA. In addition, they favor products that come from sources that are certified for sustainability, particularly in their papers. 100% post-consumer recycled, Forest Stewardship Council certified, processed chlorine free, made carbon neutral or carbon plus with renewable energy - these are all characteristics that determine whether a product makes it into their online catalog.

The Change We Seek™

Dolphin Blue's goal is to assure that every piece of paper, every scrap of plastic, every shard of metal that has been conscientiously recycled by a consumer is utilized in a positive, sustainable manner through the production of post-consumer recycled goods.

To assure that they reach their goal, they create markets for these materials wherever possible, allowing sustainable production and resource utilization as well as responsible consumption.

Everyone can do business in a manner that conserves our natural resources. They conduct their business in a manner that respects the natural world; they ask their customers to do the same, while assisting them in doing so.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2011
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: Office-wide recycling program; Office-wide water and energy conservation program; >50% of energy is used from renewable sources

Employees: Living wage paid to all employees, 100% of employees participate in bonus plan; Health insurance offered to all full-time employees; > 20 hours per year of paid off -time

Community: 1-4% of profits donated to charity; 84% of suppliers are certified by other social and environmental companies