Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals

Organic Body Care Products

Ashland, Oregon

United States

www.inesscents.com

About Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals™

Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals is a small body care company based in Southern Oregon. They take pride in maintaining the therapeutic integrity of their products by using minimal processing and by supporting organic and fair trade practices. Inesscents believes in the wisdom of the Earth’s medicines and strives to protect their purity and perfection.

Their business was born out of a need to create a healthy alternative to commercial body care products, while simultaneously creating a more sustainable planet for future generations. Eating fresh, organic and unrefined foods provides the most nourishment for our bodies, so why should our skin’s food be any exception?

Their own loving hands carefully manufacture, pack, label and ship each and every Inesscents product. Absolutely no animal testing has ever been done on any product they sell, and all ingredients are true to the source. Inesscents inspires conscious consumerism as well as the revival of ancient botanical wisdom.

We became a B Corp because we want to be an example in the body care industry. It's not just about the end result that people see on the shelves - it's about being a conscious business that makes conscious decisions. Every aspect of what we do is in question on how it will impact the bigger picture. Who are we, who do we source from, what drives our business practices, do we love what we do, what statement do we want to make, what can we do better? Inesscents walks it talk and being a B Corp is an avenue to bring more awareness to consumers as well other businesses that we can make change - by choosing to be better.

The Change We Seek®

Inesscents takes a strong stance on protecting the environment by supporting a global community of organic farmers and practicing triple bottom line business principals. They are committed to environmental stewardship and conservation by sourcing Fair Trade and Certified Organic raw materials. Inesscents maintains a positive social impact by providing living wages and a healthy work environment to their workers, as well as supporting a positive livelihood for farmers, to which they are entitled.

They seek to inspire, educate, and provide an avenue for those who are seeking a healthy alternative to the industry standard. Their outreach goes beyond consumers, it includes a passionate team and a global family.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 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: 

Consumers: 100% ingredients selected for specific sustainability criteria such as certified organic, chemical free, natural resin, etc

Environment: Conserves energy through efficient equipment, lighting, and HVAC systems; >75% printed materials use recycled/FSC certified paper; Has implemented comprehensive recycling and composting systems

Community:  Women owned business, Majority of ingredients sources verfied on site by the company to meet fair labor practices; Banks with a local, independent bank

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