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Concept Zero Co.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oslo, Norway

Certified Since

January 2022

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Countries of Operations

Denmark,

Norway,

Sweden

The brand Concept Zero is dedicated to making reusable alternatives to single-use products, with an emphasis on material quality, waste reduction, and product lifetime. Founded in 2018, Concept Zero is in business for a purpose; leading the charge towards ensuring households no longer need, want, or use single-use products, based on a supply chain that both creates and nurtures social value. The products they launch are made in collaboration with small-scale suppliers owned by underrepresented groups. These products are designed to minimize environmental impact at every level, from material selection and product design to packaging-free logistics. They use conscious marketing to avoid excess consumer purchasing. Throughout the process, they are guided by their mission statement and their articles of association, making the community’s quality of life integral to and inseparable from their product goals.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Concept Zero Co. earned an overall score of 116.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
116.1
116.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 8.9

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.8
Ethics & Transparency3.6
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 20.5

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security5.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.0
Career Development1.4
Engagement & Satisfaction4.1

Community 54.3

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion8.9
Economic Impact6.3
Civic Engagement & Giving4.8
Supply Chain Management4.9
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation4.2
+ Designed to Give20.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 28.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management5.3
Air & Climate4.9
Water0.8
Land & Life8.9

Customers 3.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.0


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score116.1

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