U-Konserve

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2015

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

U-Konserve launched in 2008 to offer reusable solutions to reduce single-use waste. The company was started by two moms who became increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the lunchtime waste at their schools. It was important to them to create sustainably designed food-storage products to reduce the single-use baggies, packaged foods and juice boxes that were responsible for most of the trash. Now, plastic pollution is in the headlines daily, and single-use bans are catching on worldwide. Awareness is growing, habits are changing, and customers are looking for ways to live more sustainably. A growing U-Konserve team stays true to the mission to reduce waste, inspire stewardship, and operate a healthy business with integrity and responsibility. U-Konserve offers a complete line of reusable food-storage solutions including stainless steel containers, straws, tumblers and food wraps for lunches, work, bulk shopping, travel, picnics, takeout, family leftovers and more. Join the Reuse Revolution!

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, U-Konserve earned an overall score of 83.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.7
83.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.2

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 & Engagement0.5
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency2.2
+ 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 20.7

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 & Wages9.5
Benefits1.8
Training & Education0.5
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication6.3

Community 20.6

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 Creation1.5
Diversity & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving9.3
Local Involvement2.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product4.5

Environment 25.3

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.1
Inputs4.8
Outputs1.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers1.2
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation13.6

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 6.9

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.

+ Health & Wellness Improvement6.9
+ 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

2017 Overall B Impact Score83.7
2015 Overall B Impact Score85.1

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