Sessions Hairdressing

Certified B Corporation

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

December 2020


Hairdressing & other beauty services


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Sessions Hairdressing believe that the planet and it's people should live in harmony for the benefit of one another. It is through this ethos that they seek ethical business partnerships and alliances with suppliers who share their values. They source products of the highest quality naturally derived ingredients of which between 86-97% are biodegradable. They are carbon negative and recycle 97% of salon waste, including hair cuttings to make containment booms which clean up oil spills in our oceans. Their overall mission is to empower women, strengthen community, and to use beauty as a force for good. This is supported by a monthly volunteering program as well as positive daily interactions with guests inside of the salon. They plant a tree for every guest visit in contribution to biodiverse reforestation, with a total of 2900 trees in 2020. They have set a target for 2021 to reduce single use plastic in the salon by 50% with the implementation of a shampoo refill station.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Sessions Hairdressing earned an overall score of 81.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.8

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
Ethics & Transparency2.5
+ 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 21.4

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 Security5.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.3
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.9

Community 17.1

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, & Inclusion3.9
Economic Impact4.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.5
Supply Chain Management3.5

Environment 24.6

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 Management1.9
Air & Climate5.6
Land & Life6.1

Customers 2.9

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 Stewardship2.9

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score81.1

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