DA.AI Technology

A brand company recycling PET bottles, manufacturing into eco-friendly products

Taipei City, Taipei City

Taiwan

www.daait.com

About DA.AI Technology

DA.AI was founded in December 2008. They are dedicated to producing eco-friendly products and donate 100% of their net proceeds to charity.

DA.AI adheres to Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s concept of “Coexist with the Earth” by using recycled PET bottles as raw material to manufacture recycled eco-products, activating a new life cycle for the PET bottles and reducing the consumption of natural resources. 100% of DA.AI’s net proceeds from the sale of eco-friendly products and its investments are donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation to help the underprivileged.

DA.AI has developed recycled textile raw materials, such as recycled poly chips, recycled polyester fibers and recycled fabrics. These recycled raw materials are then used to produce eco-products such as clothing, beddings, and other everyday textile products. DA.AI’s production process has received a “Global Recycling Standard” (“GRS”) certification from the Netherland’s Peterson Control Union. In order to gain GRS process certification, all stages of production, from obtaining raw materials to manufacturing and trading of the products have to be in compliance with the GRS standard. The eco-friendly fleece blanket made with 100% recycled polyester has also received the Carbon Footprint Certifications from both Germany’s TÜV Rheinland and the EPA.

DA.AI works with over 8,600 Tzu Chi recycling stations in Taiwan. Each year, nearly 2,000 tons of post-consumer PET bottles are collected and recycled by over 200,000 recycling promoters, whom we regard as Bodhisattva. The Recycling Bodhisattva carefully sort and clean PET bottles, remove caps and bottle rings, helping to ensure the quality of raw materials. As of today, over 467,541,131 PET bottles have been recycled and regenerated.

A circle of love is formed as DA.AI uses PET bottles collected and sorted by recycling volunteers to generate eco-friendly products to be sold to the consumers, with 100% of its net proceeds donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation to help the people in need. With this unique socially responsible business model in mind, DA.AI hopes to encourage and inspire more businesses and organizations to join its efforts in protecting our Mother Earth and to give back to society.

“Great Love for all sentient, Gratitude for Mother Earth” has been DA.AI’s core since establishment in 2008. With eco-material and production process, we wish to love our planet; with 100% net proceed utilized on charitable work, we wish to embrace all suffering and needy to form a circle of Great Love. This is the essence of social enterprise, which we believe matches perfectly with B Corp certification’s core value. Thus, joining the B Corp community, DA.AI officially becomes a globally certified social enterprise. With increased influential power, DA.AI wishes to broadcast our touching stories further, and continue to invite more to join this same path. Moreover, this is a chance to show the world what Taiwan, a small island it may be, has achieved in the field of environmental protection, and spread our Great Love to every corner in the world.

The Change We Seek®

From Taiwan to the world, DA.AI wishes to meet all the B Corp members around the globe to seek new creative method, not only to develop meaningful eco-products, but also efficiently broadcast environmental protection and humanitarianism. We live in a fast-changing world of technology, making it difficult to communicate the correct value and morality. Thus, DA.AI shall elaborate its world-class influential power by joining this world-class certification, let many more see this unique B Corp, and the beauty of mankind’s acts in making the world a better place to “coexist with the Earth.”

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2016
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.

40
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.

24
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.

51
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.

10
6
Overall B Score
126
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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