Fairware Promotional Products

Promotional Products

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

www.fairware.com

About Fairware Promotional Products

Fairware Promotional Products is a Vancouver based promotions agency that specializes in custom branded sustainable products. They specialize in ethically sourced and environmentally responsible promotional products, each supplier is assessed based on the Fairware Supplier Code of Conduct and they do their homework on the environmental and social attributes of their client’s custom imprinted products.

Fairware’s clients are evenly split between the US and Canada and they work with a range of corporate, educational and non-profit clients including AVEDA, Seventh Generation, Patagonia, Nature’s Path, David Suzuki Foundation and Aspen Skiing Company. Fairware helps sustainability teams and their marketing and HR colleagues to ensure their promotional products, client gifts and incentives align with their values and sustainability campaigns.

We became a B Corp to institutionalize our commitment to social and environmental responsibility and to use our business to advocate for changing an outdated perception of how businesses operate.

The Change We Seek®

Fairware’s mission is to change the world through the simple act of buying. They're committed change makers and they're serious about sustainability.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2010
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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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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18
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).

N/A
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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Overall B Score
101
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: 

Environment: >50% of office supplies come from recycled or sustainable materials; the company uses non-toxic janitorial products, chlorine free/unbleached paper, soy-based inks, and sustainable kitchen products.

Employees: 100% of employees paid living wage; >80% of individual and family health insurance premiums covered.

Community: 35% of Significant Suppliers have been certified and/or approved by one of the following: B Corporation, Green America, SIF, FTF, Transfair, FSC, MSC, Cradle to Cradle, Green-e, or USDA Organic; 100% of the company is owned by individuals from previously excluded populations; 5-9% of profits are donated to charity.

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