Ditto Hangers

Sustainable Hangers for Consumers and Business

Oakland, California

United States

www.dittohangers.com

About Ditto Hangers

Ditto realizes they can't affect consumption and waste. But they can design better and smarter products that use recycled, recyclable and rapidly renewable materials, and replace toxic and non-sustainable materials with organic or natural alternatives, including inks, dyes, and adhesives. Since 2006, Ditto has worked hard to bring ecologically sound products to the mass market by providing elegant design and proven functionality. All their products are designed to be held, to be used, to be functional and to be valued. They bring extensive material, production and recovery systems research and analysis to every product we create. At Ditto they constantly work to close the loop on materials to ensure that all of their products stay inside the materials system and out of landfills.

The goal at Ditto is to bring meaning and sustainability to commodities.

Ditto Hangers was conceived on a foundation of environmentalism and responsible product design and production. We are dedicated to substantiating our claims of being committed to sustainability through credible certification and joining legitimate organizations. The B Corporation is that one organization who is recognized as the world leader in social and environmental certification and proving ways to keep improving in all levels as our company grows.

The Change We Seek®

At Ditto Hangers, their mission is to offer intelligently designed, environmentally conceived products that use responsible materials and keeps all of its products out of landfills.

They expect their solutions and designs to change with material and production innovation and as recycling infrastructures expand. Ditto Hangers is committed to evolution and improvement, as they learn more and develop better ways of doing things. Most of all they're optimistic about the future and believe industry can and must provide leadership in conserving natural resources and taking responsibility for closing the loop on products.

Their mission will be accomplished through rigorous research of environmental dilemmas, impacts of commerce, and new innovations. Their products will be compatible with current market processes, replacing environmentally harmful products with less harmful ones, through design and materials selections that first and foremost consider the impact on the environment.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2008
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: 

Environment: >75% recycled office supplies; policies to minimize corporate travel; environment factored in design process; method of production preserves environment

Employees: +6 weeks paid maternity leave; employees usually included in strategic management decisions

Community: employees allowed time off for community service

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree

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