Patagonia Works

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

December 2011

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Argentina,

Australia,

Canada,

Chile,

Japan,

Netherlands The,

South Korea,

United States

Core Values Patagonia, Inc.'s values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach they take toward product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. Build the best product Their criteria for the best product rests on function, repairability, and, foremost, durability. Among the most direct ways they can limit ecological impacts is with goods that last for generations or can be recycled so the materials in them remain in use. Making the best product matters for saving the planet. Cause no unnecessary harm They know that their business activity—from lighting stores to dyeing shirts—is part of the problem. They work steadily to change their business practices and share what they’ve learned. But they recognize that this is not enough. They seek not only to do less harm, but more good. Use business to protect nature The challenges faced as a society require leadership. Once they identify a problem, they act. They embrace risk and act to protect and restore the stability, integrity and beauty of the web of life. Not bound by convention Their success—and much of the fun—lies in developing new ways to do things.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Patagonia Works earned an overall score of 151.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
151.4
151.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.9

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 & Engagement3.2
Ethics & Transparency3.6
+ 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 20.8

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 Security5.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.4
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction4.9

Community 63.8

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact1.4
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Supply Chain Management10.0
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation25.4
+ Designed to Give16.3

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 43.5

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.

Environmental Management6.6
Air & Climate6.6
Water4.5
Land & Life7.9
+ Environmentally Innovative Wholesale Process0
+ Resource Conservation6.4
+ Land/wildlife Conservation1.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation10.1

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 6.3

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 Stewardship3.7
+ Arts, Media, & Culture1.7
+ 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

2020 Overall B Impact Score151.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score151.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score113.9
2011 Overall B Impact Score107.3

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: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Environment2013
Best For The World: Environment2012

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