One Earth Designs

Resources/support for sustainable growth

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

www.OneEarthDesigns.com

About One Earth Designs

One Earth Designs makes SolSource, a solar powered stove that can cook a meal in just 10 minutes. Originally developed to combat energy poverty among Tibetan nomads, today, SolSource is used by customers in over 60 countries. Their team is dedicated to developing award-winning products that revolutionize the way energy is used in homes. By combining advanced reflector technologies with novel solar storage systems, they aim to provide 24 hour solar cooking, heating, cooling, and refrigeration to homes around the world. Along the way, One Earth Designs is setting a new standard for global business as one of the top ranked responsible businesses on B Corp’s Best for the World List.

We believe that businesses have a critical role to play in demonstrating the financial soundness of an economy based on real value creation and triple bottom line principles. B Corp gives us an opportunity to amplify our work in this direction by joining forces with other companies working towards the same goals.

The Change We Seek®

One Earth Designs seeks to make solar energy an affordable source for cooking, heating, and cooling your home.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2012
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.

45
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.

N/A
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).

52
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.

50
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.

17
6
Overall B Score
163
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: 

Employees: >75% printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks; >80% of health insurance covered for full-time workers

Community: Gives preference to local and sustainable suppliers; Engages with suppliers, business partners, or customers to reduce environmental impact of their activities

Environment: >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

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