Full Circle Home

Sustainable cleaning tools

New York, New York

United States

www.fullcirclehome.com

About Full Circle

Full Circle is the result of a vision shared by a group of friends: a brand that balances style, function, sustainability and affordability in every single product. The founders, being advocates of greener lifestyles themselves, were constantly dissatisfied with the poor selection of quality green goods on the market. Thus Full Circle’s mission was created; to strive to create products that are of superior design and creativity, combined with eco-friendly materials and functional efficacy.

The name Full Circle comes from the philosophy that a product’s life cycle should be cyclical, rather than linear. Products made from materials that come from the earth can have long, functional lives, and then return from where they came, rather than collecting in a landfill. Full Circle believes in constantly striving to do things better. Because while there may be a finite number of resources in the world, there’s an infinite number of ways to use them more wisely.

Come Clean. Full Circle.

The Change We Seek

A life cycle. Every product has one—from a scrub brush to a sponge. They’re designed and manufactured, serve out their purpose, get old and are thrown away. In the US alone, if one scrub brush per household gets thrown out every year, that’s about 120 million brushes ending up in the garbage. Most of them are plastic (petroleum-based plastic) which means it takes about 1000 years before they start to break down. And the amount of plastic floating in our oceans, that’s hundreds of millions of tons!

But, what if there was a scrub brush made from sustainable, biodegradable materials? One that would eventually break back down into those same biodegradable materials? Or how about a glass water bottle made from naturally occurring sand that you could reuse and never throw in a landfill? And what if it was made in a factory with great working conditions and higher environmental standards? And what if it was ergonomic, worked great, and looked terrific in your home? That is the thinking behind the Full Circle mission. Full Circle looks at the environmental and social practices of its factories to ensure they are up to standards. And more importantly, they are on the ground making sure they keep up those standards. 

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2013
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: 

Workers: All workers are paid above the living wage; the highest paid employee is paid only 1-5X more than the lowest paid employee in the company; 70-79% of employees' health insurance premiums are paid for by the company; 70-79% of employees' families' health insurance premiums are paid for by the company.
 
Community: All Significant Suppliers are visited by the company and specific environmental and social criteria are required; 1-4% of company profits are given to charity.
 
Environment: Company’s products or services are specifically designed to conserve the environment; company’s manufacturing or distribution practices are designed to preserve the environment.

 

 

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