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James&Co (Australia) Pty Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

June 2019

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Countries of Operations

Australia,

United Kingdom,

United States

James&Co sustainable outerwear brand resonates with women for whom eco-conscious style is the imperative. To wear classic styles in sustainable fabrics with quality tailoring while ensuring fashion choices are not harming animals or the environment. As fast fashion is the antithesis of sustainability, their styles are classic outerwear with high impact contemporary finishing details. James&Co started in 2012 as a Peta-approved Vegan brand retailing outerwear that was tailored in the leather alternative of polyurethane (PU). Whilst PU had the advantage of being cruelty-free, it unfortunately was/is made with chemicals. James&Co followed developments in technology to create leather alternatives that were eco-friendly and non-toxic to the environment. In 2018 the seized the opportunities of new eco-friendly fabrics and moved to tailoring in innovative non-chemical leather look and in Pinatex pineapple leaf leather as well as increasing the range to include organic canvas and denim. The operations are built on supplier transparency and diversity and public commitments to environmental and social responsibility. James&Co is proud of their B Corp Certification and they will work hard to improve current benchmarks and enhance their impact in the outerwear sector and the environment.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, James&Co (Australia) Pty Ltd earned an overall score of 81.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.1
81.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.8

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 & Engagement2.0
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency2.3
+ 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.


Community 71.6

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.

Diversity & Inclusion9.5
Civic Engagement & Giving16.6
Local Involvement0.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.1
+ Designed to Give37.8

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 2.7

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.

Land, Office, Plant0.8
Inputs0.1
Outputs1.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers0.0


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score81.1

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