Preserve

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

October 2011

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Preserve, a certified B Corporation, is a leading sustainable consumer goods company that produces stylish, eco-friendly household products, as well as products for food service.   Preserve's business model is centered on mitigating the environmental impact of consumer products by producing products that require lower carbon emissions, lead to less consumption and waste, and protect the oceans. Using proprietary sourcing, recycling, and manufacturing systems, Preserve has developed the ability to make well designed, sustainable consumer products out of recycled materials, plant-based bioplastics and ocean diverted plastics.  The company is helping to create an ethos of reuse, recycling, and composting in a sector that is responsible for more than 25% of total U.S. emissions.  Preserve’s products can be found in more than 7,000 retail and food service locations across the US including Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's.  Learn more about Preserve at www.preserve.eco

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Preserve earned an overall score of 108.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
108.9
108.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.5

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 & Engagement2.3
Corporate Accountability1.2
Ethics1.5
Transparency3.0
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 18.3

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 & Wages6.0
Benefits4.6
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership1.3
Management & Worker Communication2.2
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.1
Occupational Health & Safety0.4

Community 24.3

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 & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.5
Local Involvement6.1
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.8

Environment 50.8

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.

Land, Office, Plant5.2
Inputs4.8
Outputs2.9
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers7.3
+ Environmentally Innovative Wholesale Process18
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation12.6

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 0.0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score108.9
2015 Overall B Impact Score105.5
2013 Overall B Impact Score104.2
2012 Overall B Impact Score102.9

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: Environment2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Environment2013
Best For The World: Environment2012

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