Fairware Promotional Products

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

October 2010

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Canada,

United States

Fairware Promotional Products is a Vancouver based promotions agency that specializes in custom branded sustainable products. They specialize in ethically sourced and environmentally responsible promotional products, each supplier is assessed based on the Fairware Supplier Code of Conduct and they do their homework on the environmental and social attributes of their client’s custom imprinted products. Fairware’s clients are evenly split between the US and Canada and they work with a range of corporate, educational and non-profit clients including AVEDA, Seventh Generation, Patagonia, Nature’s Path, David Suzuki Foundation and Aspen Skiing Company. Fairware helps sustainability teams and their marketing and HR colleagues to ensure their promotional products, client gifts and incentives align with their values and sustainability campaigns. Fairware’s mission is to change the world through the simple act of buying. They're committed change makers and they're serious about sustainability.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Fairware Promotional Products earned an overall score of 92.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
92.5
92.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.5

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 & Engagement1.4
Corporate Accountability0.4
Ethics1.5
Transparency2.6
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 23.9

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 & Wages5.6
Benefits10.9
Training & Education1.1
Worker Ownership2.2
Management & Worker Communication1.4
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.7
Occupational Health & Safety0.0

Community 34.6

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 Creation3.6
Diversity & Inclusion4.4
Civic Engagement & Giving5.0
Local Involvement4.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.5
+ Workforce Development10.4

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 20.5

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.5
Inputs5.7
Outputs1.7
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.4
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation1.9
+ Land/wildlife Conservation0.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.8

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.

+ Impact Improvement0
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2017 Overall B Impact Score92.5
2015 Overall B Impact Score101.3
2012 Overall B Impact Score98.8
2010 Overall B Impact Score103.6

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