Untouched World

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Canterbury, New Zealand

Certified Since

May 2021

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

New Zealand

Here at Untouched World our ethos is simple. We want to create beautiful, easy wear, easy care pieces you will enjoy for years to come. Pieces that not only make you feel good inside and out, but are also easy on the earth. Quality and sustainability are non-negotiables for us, and we won’t budge on either. We are the first and only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability. We achieved this by getting basic things right from the get-go. We look at every aspect of our business with sustainability in mind. That means considering the total life impact of what we produce, from the sustainably grown fibres we use, right through to how our team dispose of their banana skins after lunch. A percentage of every Untouched World purchase goes directly to the Untouched World Foundation (UWF). Set up in 2000, the Foundation delivers ground-breaking programmes for students across New Zealand focused on leadership toward a sustainable future. Engaging and inspiring, the programmes awaken the students’ awareness of how their actions affect the environment. They come away enriched with new knowledge and a renewed value system that they can then share within their community.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Untouched World earned an overall score of 83.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.5
83.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 8.5

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency3.3
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 15.1

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 Security1.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.0
Career Development2.8
Engagement & Satisfaction3.1

Community 13.9

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, & Inclusion3.6
Economic Impact1.7
Civic Engagement & Giving2.0
Supply Chain Management4.5

Environment 43.4

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 Management3.9
Air & Climate2.5
Water1.2
Land & Life6.5
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process19.2
+ Land/wildlife Conservation9.9

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 2.4

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 Stewardship2.4


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score83.5

Additional Documentation

Untouched World - Disclosure Report 2021


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