Life Without Plastic
General retail via Internet
Plastic is everywhere. And it's a serious problem. From the top of Everest to the bottom of the Mariana Trench and literally everywhere in between, microplastics are polluting the environment, wildlife and our bodies with toxic, synthetic chemicals. Life Without Plastic began in 2006 when pioneering co-founders Chantal and Jay couldn't find non-plastic products for their basic needs. The company offers safe, high quality, ethically-sourced and Earth-friendly alternatives to plastics for everyday life, including zero waste essentials. Life Without Plastic is a mission-based business actively working for positive social change, improved health, and environmental sustainability. Products are carefully designed and sourced from vetted and trusted suppliers. Building awareness and catalyzing positive action at individual and systemic levels are key elements of the Life Without Plastic mission. The co-founders' bestselling book - Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy - distils their years of plastics research and their experience running the company into an easily understandable deep dive on the plastic pollution issue with plenty of tips and tools for living with less plastic. Be the plastic-free change!
Overall B Impact Score
Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.