One World Play Project

Ultra-Durable Balls

Berkeley, California

United States

www.oneworldplayproject.com

About One World Play Project

One World Play Project makes, sells and distributes products and services to enable play around the world, especially for those living in the harshest environments where play is nearly non-existent. The company is a B Corporation, harnessing the power of business for social good. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, the company works to support, enable and expand the transformative power of play in all its forms—anywhere and everywhere.

For every One World Futbol purchased through their Buy One, Give One program, One World Futbol Project gives a second ball to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide where play and sport are used to foster social change.

Play is in their DNA. And where play happens, change happens. One World Play Project believe play is a necessity of life—children need to play to learn and grow. Play helps us recover from trauma, cope with challenging situations and develop physical, psychological and spiritual health. Play enables hope, optimism and opportunity. In play, every child is a superhero, dreams can be realized, traumatic moments are temporarily forgotten and healing can begin—that is the power of play.

One World Play Project is headquartered in Berkeley, CA with regional offices in Asia, South America and Africa—and distribution centers in Fremont, CA and Voerde, Germany. In May 2012, Chevrolet became the founding sponsor of One World Futbol Project, pledging to donate and support the distribution of at least 1.5 million Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols worldwide over three years.

To date, the One World Futbol has reached more than 175 countries through our growing global network of organizations bringing the transformative power of play to an estimated 35 million youth worldwide.

We chose to launch a business rather than a nonprofit, believing that only through business could we sustain our efforts over the years and eventually go to scale. And because we believe that no business is truly sustainable unless it incorporates into its core values and business practices a commitment to restoring the environment and dealing fairly with all its stakeholders, we elected to become a B Corporation.


Photo credit: Sam Cuthbert

The Change We Seek®

The mission of One World Play Project is to support, enable and expand the transformative power of play in all its forms—anywhere and everywhere.


Photo credit: Justin Wilkes, RadicalMedia, 2011 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 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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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).

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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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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
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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: 

Governance: 30% of the company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Employees: Pays all employees a living wage

Community: Donates One World Futbols to communities in need through their "Buy One, Give One" program; Requires specific environmental criteria from suppliers; Banks with a local independent certified B Corp; >30% of significant suppliers are owned by women or ethnic minorities; Supports hundreds of sport for development organizations/projects

Environment: One World Futbols minimize waste because they are made of ultra durable materials; >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks

Miscellany: 

Social Media

Videos

  • #AllGirlsCanPlay Go »
  • Interview with Katie Couric Go »
  • World New Tonight with Diane Sawyer Go »
  • Youtube channel Go »

Blogs

Partners

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