EcoWatch

environmental media/news

Cleveland, Ohio

United States

EcoWatch.com

About EcoWatch

EcoWatch, one of the nation’s leading online environmental platforms, educates and motivates people to protect human health and the environment.  EcoWatch.com features three verticalsEcoNews, EcoLiving and EcoBusiness—and a shopping cart of green products.

Embracing social and environmental responsibility in our day-to-day decision-making is core to our values. Becoming a Certified B Corporation was a natural move for us. We are thrilled to join a growing number of companies that want to leverage the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

EcoNews reports on the work of more than 1,000 environmental organizations worldwide, features the insights of renowned environmental leaders and spotlights environmental research on college campuses.  EcoLiving engages those who are connecting the dots between human health and the environment, and provides how-to content on greening your home, growing your own food and living a biocentric lifestyle.  EcoBusiness celebrates social enterprise, features entrepreneurs and incubators creating the products and green jobs of tomorrow, and promotes innovative products that are changing the world.  EcoWatch’s online store features thousands of green products to help people lead a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

EcoWatch builds long-term strategic partnerships with companies and organizations aligned with its mission and provides a platform for these businesses to amplify their brand through a growing green community.

The Change We Seek®

As environmental and health issues become more prevalent, it’s the media’s duty to inform readers on the most critical issues impacting the planet and the well-being of future generations. EcoWatch is at the forefront of uniting all shades of green and leading the charge in using online news to drive fundamental change.

EcoWatch is a dedicated platform for environmental news that helps transform the ability of individuals to learn about environmental issues and take action. EcoWatch provides timely access to relevant information that motivates individuals to become engaged in their community, adopt sustainable practices and support strong environmental policy.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2013
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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10
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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22
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
91
80

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: 

Governance: Company has integrated explicit commitment to environmental stewardship in mission; Employee training includes instruction about environmental mission; Over 75% of management is evaluated on performance regarding environmental targets; Community and Environment are represented on Board of Directors

Workers: Company provides employees with performance feedback that includes peer and subordinate input and written guidance for career development

Community: Company gives preference to local and sustainable/fair trade suppliers; 90% of materials from significant suppliers have third-party social/environmental certification; 33% of company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Environment: 100% of company facilities are located within 1/2 mile of public transportation; Company has undertaken an assessment of the environmental impact of their business activities

Miscellany: 

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