Method Recycling

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Wellington, New Zealand

Certified Since

October 2019

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

New Zealand

Method has redesigned recycling for the modern space to be visible, flexible, beautiful and effective. Method began when co-founders Steven and India Korner continuously saw organisations who wanted to recycle without the tools to be successful. The Korners set out on a three-year journey of research and development to develop a truly human-centred system. The award-winning bins are now helping organisations around the world to recycle more and waste less.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Method Recycling earned an overall score of 93.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
93.4
93.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.1

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
Ethics & Transparency2.8
+ 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 20.9

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.

Financial Security4.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.4
Career Development2.1
Engagement & Satisfaction5.1

Community 19.1

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, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact4.1
Civic Engagement & Giving3.5
Supply Chain Management4.3

Environment 43.8

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 Management4.8
Air & Climate3.1
Water0.0
Land & Life7.9
+ Resource Conservation27.8

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 2.4

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 Stewardship2.4


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score93.4

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