Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

May 2011

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Thailand,

United States

Yellow Leaf Hammocks are 100% hand-woven, customizable hammocks that offer supreme comfort, strength and durability to customers- along with a commitment to cultivating a sustainable economic opportunity for marginalized ethnic groups like the endangered Mlabri Tribe. The core of the company is centered on the Four Pillars of Sustainability- dedicated to nourishing communities by promoting (1) long-term economic health, (2) environmental stewardship, (3) social equity and (4) cultural vitality. As a social enterprise, Yellow Leaf is a mission-driven, market-based company, focused on building global sales in order to expand its production force and create fair wage jobs for similarly vulnerable groups. To that end, Yellow Leaf is committed to building a world-class lifestyle brand that will help transform consumer perception of fair-trade goods and spread social change through their light-hearted "Do Good. Relax." philosophy. Yellow Leaf customers are encouraged to become part of the "hammocking revolution" that is transforming conditions for weaving communities.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Yellow Leaf Hammocks earned an overall score of 141.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
141.9
141.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.3

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 & Engagement3.6
Ethics & Transparency5.7
+ 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.


Workers 22.1

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 Security8.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.0
Career Development3.6
Engagement & Satisfaction4.8

Community 52.1

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, & Inclusion7.4
Economic Impact2.9
Civic Engagement & Giving2.1
Supply Chain Management6.7
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation29.7

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 37.1

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 Management6.9
Air & Climate3.9
Water2.3
Land & Life9.7
+ Land/wildlife Conservation13.3

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 11.1

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 Stewardship4.5
+ Arts, Media, & Culture6.6

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score141.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score148.5
2013 Overall B Impact Score143.4
2013 Overall B Impact Score143.4

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Governance2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Community2015
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Overall2014

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