Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Indicates the manufacturer of this product is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Planting of plantations of palm oil, which may be in as many as 1 in 10 cosmetics products, can result in significant deforestation of tropical rainforests and threatens the survival of endangered species such as the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. The RSPO, which was established in 2001, is committed to promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue with its stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.rspo.org.
Climate Counts: Striding
According to Climate Counts, this company is striding in the race to address climate change.
Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard helps people vote with their dollars by making climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices that put pressure on the world’s most well-known companies to take the issue of climate change seriously.
Launched by organics pioneer Stonyfield Farm, Climate Counts believes everyday consumers can be the most important activists in the fight against global warming. Climate Counts has currently evaluated 106 companies—representing over 3000 different brands—in thirteen major consumer sectors with plans to expand the number of companies and sectors soon.
Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:
- Measured their climate “footprint”
- Reduced their impact on global warming
- Supported (or suggest intent to block) progressive climate legislation
- Publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively
Learn more at www.climatecounts.org.
EPA Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative - Champions
Under the Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI), EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program recognizes environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to use safer surfactants in all their products. Safer surfactants break down quickly to non-polluting compounds and help protect aquatic life in both fresh and salt water. Nonylphenol ethoxylates (also known as NPEs) are an example of a surfactant class that does not meet the definition of a safer surfactant. The Design for the Environment Program has identified safer alternative surfactants through partnerships with industry and environmental advocates. These safer alternatives are comparable in cost and are readily available. CleanGredients is an on-line resource for finding safer surfactants (visit www.CleanGredients.org).
Top 50 Companies for Diversity
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally. Participation in the survey has increased dramatically, up 19 percent in 2011 to 535 companies. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey shows increased participation for its detailed, empirically driven ranking, which is divided into four key areas: CEO Commitment Human Capital Corporate and Organizational Communications Supplier Diversity Learn more at: www.diversityinc.com
Ethisphere Most Ethical Companies
The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” Learn more at: ethisphere.com
GRI Sustainability Reporting
GRI’s Framework is the most widely used sustainability reporting guidance in the world. The Reports List is vital in capturing and publicizing the evolution and growth of sustainability reporting – benefiting the featured organizations, and sustainability reporters everywhere. Find out more at: www.globalreporting.org