Sprout

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Certified Since

April 2022

Industry

Wood & wood products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Denmark,

Poland,

United States

At Sprout World, sustainability is deep in our DNA. Inspiring people and companies to take more eco-friendly actions step by step is our passion. We’ve sold over 45 million plantable Sprout pencils so far – pencils you can plant after use and grow into flowers, herbs, vegetables, and trees. As an extension of our patent on “plantable writing instruments”, we launched a new product in 2021: a sustainable, high-quality, Allery Certified makeup liner that you can plant after end of use and grow into wildflowers. It’s the only one in the world that has a seed capsule in the end so that you can give it a new life. Acting sustainably can be overwhelming, and at Sprout World we believe that small things lead to big change. Our philosphi is: okay, if I can plant a pencil or makeup liner after use, what else can I do for the environment in my everyday life? In sprout World, we work with innovation by adding a new dimension to an already used and known everyday product by applying a second life to it. We think holistically and how to get around the end-of-life aspect. Our products are built on a circular economy model. At Sprout, World, we add more value to both the product but also our planet by connecting our patented seed capsule to the product. When we product-innovate we focus on

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Sprout earned an overall score of 82.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.3
82.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.7

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 & Engagement1.0
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 18.6

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 Security2.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.9
Career Development1.6
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 15.1

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, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact1.3
Civic Engagement & Giving1.6
Supply Chain Management6.4

Environment 29.3

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 Management1.2
Air & Climate3.8
Water1.4
Land & Life7.2
+ Land/wildlife Conservation15

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 4.4

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 Stewardship4.4


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score82.3

Additional Documentation

Transparency report

LCA report


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