The Paper Party Bag Shop

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom

Certified Since

March 2022

Industry

Games & toys

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United Kingdom

In 2017 Liz, a mum of two, was looking for nostalgic but cool, plastic-free party bag fillers for her daughter's 5th birthday party - there were none.  Determined not to add to the hideous problem of plastic pollution and gifts for the sake of gifts at any cost, she also realised that there needed to be a solution. The Paper Party Bag Shop launched in February 2018  - creating a one-stop shop for plastic-free and eco-friendly party bags and party bag fillers. A solution to thoughtful party favours that wouldn't end up in a land fill or ocean somewhere. The Paper Party Bag Shop have never used plastic in any of their toys and the packaging is made from potato/corn starch, clearly labeled and compostable when disposed of correctly. They only use suppliers who share their values so there is no plastic in their supply chain either. As well as making their products in the UK they also source a great majority of their materials from the UK too. The packaging design is simple, modern and gender neutral - the focus is the toy. In an industry popular with greenwashing, The Paper Party Bag Shop became a B Corporation believing that their customers deserved the transparency and accountability that is an essential part of being in the B Corporation community.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Paper Party Bag Shop earned an overall score of 100.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
100.9
100.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.6

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 & Engagement3.9
Ethics & Transparency2.7
+ 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.


Community 43.8

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, & Inclusion12.8
Economic Impact11.6
Civic Engagement & Giving5.7
Supply Chain Management6.5

Environment 37.7

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 Management3.4
Air & Climate3.4
Water0.0
Land & Life4.3
+ Resource Conservation5.6
+ Land/wildlife Conservation16.4

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 2.7

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 Stewardship2.0


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score100.9

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