Dolphin Blue, Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Texas, United States

Certified Since

May 2011

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Dolphin Blue's business goal is to provide ecologically sustainable products for use in home and business. They are an on-line retailer of paper products, tableware, children’s toys, pet products, remanufactured toner cartridges, calendars, envelopes, garden products and much more. Their mission is: To serve as your trusted source of the world’s most environmentally and socially responsible products - to assure your well being and a healthy, sustainable planet. Today, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between virgin materials and quality post-consumer recycled materials. In order to make it onto Dolphin Blue's virtual "shelves," a product must be made of at least 20% post-consumer recycled materials and made in the USA. In addition, they favor products that come from sources that are certified for sustainability, particularly in their papers. 100% post-consumer recycled, Forest Stewardship Council certified, processed chlorine free, made carbon neutral or carbon plus with renewable energy - these are all characteristics that determine whether a product makes it into their online catalog.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Dolphin Blue, Inc. earned an overall score of 96.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.4
96.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.0

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 & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability2.6
Transparency3.1
+ 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 24.7

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.

Compensation & Wages9.7
Benefits6.4
Training & Education1.0
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication4.7

Community 29.5

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.

Job Creation1.6
Diversity & Inclusion0.9
Civic Engagement & Giving6.2
Local Involvement4.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.6
+ Workforce Development7.6

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 32.0

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.0
Inputs10.0
Outputs4.6
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers0.0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation13.3

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.


Customers 0.0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score96.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score113.6
2014 Overall B Impact Score131.1

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Overall2016
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Overall2014

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