Senda Athletics

Fair Trade Soccer Balls

Berkeley, California

United States

SendaAthletics.com

Senda Athletics was recently certified as a B Corp! Based in Berkeley, California, Senda sells top quality soccer balls and training gear, and develops long-term partnerships with non-profit organizations using sports to transform the lives of young people in the US and abroad. Check back soon or visit the company's homepage for more information.

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.

6
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).

20
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.

57
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.

12
6
Overall B Score
95
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: Worked to develop social and environmental standards for its industry.

Community: Require significant suppliers to abide by specific environmental and social criteria, give preference to sustainable or fair trade suppliers, 95% of materials or products purchased from significant suppliers have third-party social or environmental certification, member of Fair Trade USA, 30-40% of Board of Directors from underrepresented populations, >30% of significant suppliers are located in low-income communities or create employment opportunities for chronically underemployed populations.

Environment: Mostly LEED certified facilities, extensive recycling program including composting, 25-50% of energy comes from renewable resources, 50% of products are from recycled, biodegradable, or environmentally preferred materials.