MERGE4 Mfg, Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

February 2017

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

The thing about socks for the feets of action sports people, the assorted charismatics on the go is…MERGE4 knows that not only must socks look cool, sock construction must endure the punishment of action-people and charismaticans, making them comfortable while looking particularly above-average and miles ahead of the cool curve with a list of artists deeper than Lake Tahoe. Beyond magnificent in appearance, style and comfort, the MERGE4 socks for the feets are constructed like no other. Your soles are GRIPPED by our deviously interesting ‘CULT-WEAVE’. MERGE4’s ‘CULT-WEAVE’ cushions what is sometimes called the ‘arch’ area. YES, you heard correctly; MERGE4 “GRIPS YOUR SOLE”. They’re not going to make any guarantees here, but they’re pretty sure your feets will thank you. They’re well into the 21st Century where technology and environmental concern have smashed together like a jam sammich. The new evolution is producing products guaranteed harmless to both human beings, puppies, kittens, unicorns and the environment. Besides conventional factors such as functionality, quality and design, stuff like environment, health and safety and the associated sustainable sense of responsibility are pretty much extra-really important to Merge4.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, MERGE4 Mfg, Inc. earned an overall score of 98.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
98
98 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.6

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 & Engagement3.3
Ethics & Transparency3.3
+ Mission Locked10

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 19.8

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 Security8.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.3
Career Development2.7
Engagement & Satisfaction3.1

Community 44.7

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, & Inclusion5.0
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving5.1
Supply Chain Management5.7
+ Designed to Give21.3

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.


Environment 13.9

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 Management3.0
Air & Climate2.2
Water1.1
Land & Life6.5

Customers 2.8

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 Stewardship2.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score98
2017 Overall B Impact Score97.2

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: Community2019
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Governance2018

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