One World Play Project

Ultra-Durable Balls

Berkeley, California

United States

www.oneworldplayproject.com

About One World Play Project

Founded in 2010, One World Play Project is a social impact company that creates ultra-durable products that enable people everywhere to thrive through play. With the help of their global network or organizations, they’ve delivered over two million unpoppable One World Futbols to an estimated 60 million youth in 185 countries.

While they originally created the One World Futbol as a solution for kids living in harsh conditions where standard soccer balls don’t last long, it became obvious along the way just how transformative and powerful play is, not just for the millions of youth around the world living in poverty, but for all of us. Play is in our DNA—a need as important as food, medicine and shelter. It’s an intrinsic part of our lives, regardless of geography or culture, and through play we become stronger individuals, build better communities and create a more positive future.

That’s why One World Play Project donates 5% of all online retail sales to organizations helping bring play to youth in disadvantaged communities. This often takes the form of One World Futbols donated but may also include the funding of other projects and initiatives that encourage play.

We chose to launch a business rather than a nonprofit, believing that only through business could we sustain our efforts over the years and eventually go to scale. And because we believe that no business is truly sustainable unless it incorporates into its core values and business practices a commitment to restoring the environment and dealing fairly with all its stakeholders, we elected to become a B Corporation.


Photo credit: Sam Cuthbert

The Change We Seek®

The mission of One World Play Project is to support, enable and expand the transformative power of play in all its forms—anywhere and everywhere.


Photo credit: Justin Wilkes, RadicalMedia, 2011 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2010
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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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.

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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).

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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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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.

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Overall B Score
114
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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Company Highlights: 

Governance: 30% of the company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Employees: Pays all employees a living wage

Community: Donates One World Futbols to communities in need through their "Buy One, Give One" program; Requires specific environmental criteria from suppliers; Banks with a local independent certified B Corp; >30% of significant suppliers are owned by women or ethnic minorities; Supports hundreds of sport for development organizations/projects

Environment: One World Futbols minimize waste because they are made of ultra durable materials; >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks

Miscellany: 

Social Media

Videos

  • #AllGirlsCanPlay Go »
  • Interview with Katie Couric Go »
  • World New Tonight with Diane Sawyer Go »
  • Youtube channel Go »

Blogs

Partners

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