El Dot Designs

Furniture Design & Consultancy

Bainbridge Island, Washington

United States

www.eldotdesigns.com

About Eldot

Eldot, LLC is a bamboo product design firm and distributor. Their mission is to design, facilitate production, and distribute quality, sustainable home furnishing and architectural products to benefit the environment and its inhabitants. In order to be a catalyst for rural poverty alleviation and positive climate change, Eldot is committed to developing handmade, innovative bamboo based products for contemporary society. Their work is as much an industrial revolution as a social movement for a triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit.

Eldot became a B Corp for Several reasons. We wanted to become a part of the community of like minded businesses working towards a greater good. Second, we felt a third party certification would assure to our suppliers, customers, and consumers that our commitment to sustainability and society was, at our core, one of the main driving forces. Finally, we wanted to ensure these values would remain part of the DNA of our company long into the future.

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The Change We Seek™

Bamboo has the potential to alleviate social disparity and to revitalize the ecological balance of our contemporary global society. It is the fastest growing woody plant and captures 30% more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) than trees. Bamboo is a highly renewable substitute for wood in the furniture and construction industries. It grows particularly well in tropical and sub-tropical areas, most of which are in developing countries. Rural communities in these areas have abundant, yet underutilized natural resources and crafting traditions. With the right design, training, and infrastructure, local artisans can be mobilized to produce quality bamboo products for contemporary society that would sustain livelihoods and supply the ever-growing need for green consumer products.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2011
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.

30
7
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).

10
N/A
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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17
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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6
Overall B Score
85
55

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: Women and minority owned business; Board includes independent membership

Workers: Provides employee skill development; Pays employees a living wage

Community: Visits 100% of overseas vendors; Has a local purchasing strategy; Actively recruits suppliers owned by women and ethnic minorities; Products are handmade in order to nurture craft traditions

Environment: >90% of products are made with bamboo and sustainable materials; Comprehensive office-wide recycling and composting program; Most office materials made with recycled/sustainable materials

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