Uncommon Goods

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New York, United States

Certified Since

May 2007

Industry

General retail via Internet

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Uncommon Goods is a place to discover hand-picked, creative designs by independent artists and makers— unexpected gifts for everyone in your life (including yourself). Uncommon Goods uses the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges, from providing team members with a living wage and paid family leave to printing its catalog on recycled, FSC-certified paper. No fur, feathers, pearls or leather goods are sold on the platform. Uncommon Goods' lowest-wage earners take home double the federal minimum, college coursework and professional training expenses are reimbursed, and fiscal reports are available to all employees. In 2018, Uncommon Goods was proud and honored to be named a Forbes Small Giant, an annual list celebrating 25 standout businesses that favor greatness over growth. Learn more at uncommongoods.com/story

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Uncommon Goods earned an overall score of 126.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
126.2
126.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.1

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 & Engagement1.9
Corporate Accountability0.0
Ethics1.2
Transparency3.4
+ 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 26.7

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 & Wages5.8
Benefits10.0
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership3.9
Management & Worker Communication2.0
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.3
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 56.2

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 Creation4.6
Diversity & Inclusion3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving6.0
Local Involvement4.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product7.2
+ Workforce Development29.7

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.


Environment 24.0

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, Plant7.0
Inputs4.3
Outputs2.3
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers7.6
+ Resource Conservation1.5
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation0.6

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 5.0

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.

+ Arts, Media, & Culture5
+ 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

2019 Overall B Impact Score126.2
2016 Overall B Impact Score119.8
2014 Overall B Impact Score111.3
2012 Overall B Impact Score98.5
2007 Overall B Impact Score97.1

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Community2016

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