Green Circle Ideas

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Ontario, Canada

Certified Since

March 2019

Industry

Other personal services

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Canada,

United States

Green Circle Salons is an award-winning program that empowers salons to recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. That includes previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes. Our goal is to Make Beaty Beautiful by helping salons and spas go green, gain clients, save money and build revenue in a way that is ethical and simple. The company does that while also ensuring it's own operations and practices are green and sustainable. Green Circle Salons has been certified by B Corp and the Carbon Trust to acknowledge that it meets the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility and meets requirements for Zero Waste to Landfill.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Green Circle Ideas earned an overall score of 81.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.9
81.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.0

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 & Engagement0.7
Corporate Accountability0.3
Ethics1.3
Transparency2.1
+ 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 28.5

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.

Compensation & Wages6.5
Benefits8.9
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership6.7
Management & Worker Communication1.6
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2

Community 9.8

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 Creation2.0
Diversity & Inclusion3.8
Civic Engagement & Giving1.5
Local Involvement0.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.0

Environment 36.5

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, Plant3.6
Inputs1.8
Outputs1.0
+ Resource Conservation30

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score81.9

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