GladRags

Personal Care Products

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.gladrags.com

About GladRags

Founded in 1993, GladRags has been a leader in environmentally-friendly products with a message of female empowerment for almost 20 years. GladRags offers a variety of reusable menstrual products, including washable organic cotton pads and natural rubber or medical-grade silicone menstrual cups, available online or in stores nationwide.

Having products that serve people and the planet is not enough: we want to “do right” by the world in every aspect of doing business. We became a B Corp to challenge ourselves to continually improve and to ensure that we continue to maintain our core values of environmental and social justice as our business grows.

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The Change We Seek®

The average woman uses 12,000 or more disposable pads, pantyliners, and tampons during her lifetime. That's a lot of waste! Since 1993 GladRags has diverted tons of trash from landfills and beaches by providing a healthier alternative.

GladRags believe that menstruation is not inherently dirty or messy, and that women deserve to feel pride in their bodies. GladRags strives to provide women not just with products that work, but that promote positive attitudes toward menstruation.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 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.

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9
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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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.

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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

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: 100% women-owned

Environment: Cardboard packaging contains >75% recycled paper; 93% of product consists of recycled materials; Office-wide recycling and energy conservation program 

Workers:  >19% above living hourly wage paid to all employees; >15% annual increase in total wage paid to all employees; 100% of employees partake in bonus plan; >75% of medical and dental premiums covered for employees

Community: All products are manufactured in the USA; Donates a minimum of 1% of profits to charity; 100% owned by individuals from underrepresented populations; 10% of suppliers have 3rd party social/ environmental certification;

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