Little Pickle Press

Children's Books

San Francisco, California

United States

littlepicklepress.com

About Little Pickle Press

Little Pickle Press ("LPP") is a 21st Century publisher of high quality, high impact media for children. Founded in spring 2009, LPP brings a fresh approach to an industry in need of change. They cultivate partnerships with their artists a little differently than other publishers by sharing more control, rights, limelight, and royalties with them. They publish and promote their family of authors, illustrators, and their works through a breadth of services, which they believe yields the finest crop of new talent and distinctive products for our formative audience of children

The values advanced by B Lab and B Corporations are ones that are important to us and also to our stakeholders. By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to broadcast our commitment to those values and hopefully set an example of social and environmental responsibility in our community.

The Change We Seek®

At LPP they do their printing and distributing a little differently than other publishers. They print on only recycled paper, use soy inks, and ship in green packaging predominately direct to our customers to minimize the harmful impact on the environment. Think of it as growing a cucumber, without pesticides and fertilizers, then selling that cucumber at the local farmer's market.

They support children a little differently than other publisher. They not only make it their mission to provide healthy, wholesome, exciting books, e-books, and other media for "little pickles," they also donate 10% of all book purchases to non-profit partners dedicated to helping children in great need.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2010
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
130
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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: 

Community:  >50% of profits given to charitable organizations; 80% of Significant Suppliers have a third-party social/environmental certification; 100% women owned; Offers employees 20+ hrs/yr paid time off to volunteer; >60% of employees from underserved communities

Environment: >50% of office supplies come from recycled materials; >5% of energy comes from renewable sources

Employees: All employees paid a living wage; 3+ weeks maternity leave

Consumers: 100% of products promote the arts/advance knowledge

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

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