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Your Favourite Brands Just Got Even Better: Running a Sustainable Business

Large corporate companies consume an unnecessary amount of our planet’s resources, with no accountability for the detriments they impose on our planet. Nowadays, it is crucial that these companies change their ways and become sustainable at all levels of their production process.

What Makes A Company Sustainable?

When a company is sustainable, it's number one incentive is “to have a minimal negative impact or potentially a positive effect on the global or local environment, community, society or economy - otherwise known as the triple bottom line.

They must operate with the genuine intention of leaving the world as a better place. Sustainable companies will position their impact on the community and environment as the most critical measurements of their success.

When looking for sustainable operations, make sure to confirm that the company has:

  • Environmentally friendly production procedures

  • Transparent and ethical material sourcing

  • Waste-conscious packaging

  • Low-carbon shipping options

  • Diversion of landfill waste at the end of their product's life cycle

  • Green Certification

Six Sustainable Companies:

  1. Patagonia has garnered significant renown for its eco-friendly business model. They have spent their whole life being an environmentally conscious company. Patagonia states frequently that they “are in business to save our home planet”, which is exactly what we need from more companies. They have multiple initiatives and charities that donate a percentage of their sales to environmental conservation efforts!

  2. Seventh Generation has had the goal of being 100% biobased in their products and packaging since the company’s start. They want to “transform the world into a healthy, sustainable and equitable place for the next seven generations. All of their products are plant-based, made from ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, and their packaging is just as environmentally friendly - using recycled and biobased materials.

  3. A Good Company was founded to start creating sustainable everyday products in the e-commerce world. They are known for disclosing the production process of all their products. They believe that being “fully transparent” will allow their customers to understand the concept of what sustainability looks like!

  4. Pela first started when its founder could not believe the damage plastic pollution had on our oceans. To change that, Pela became the “World’s First 100% Compostable Phone Case,” and continues making sustainable, plastic-free products. They take pride in wanting to complete their goal of removing 1 billion pounds of plastic from being produced by 2028!

  5. Allbirds is a 100% carbon-neutral business that sells shoes and apparel. However, being carbon neutral was not good enough for them, and they are now on the path to reducing their carbon footprint to zero. Their transparency has earned them their reputation, and it is clear to us that Allbirds is all about sustainability!

  6. Tentree plants ten trees for every purchase of their sustainably produced and manufactured merchandise. They are in the midst of reversing deforestation across the world with the help of multiple organizations. Their goal is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030, and they have already planted over 82.5 million trees, which increases by the thousands every day!

We Are Not Alone!

As you can see, these companies share the same passion for sustainability that we do. It is companies like theirs who continue to show their counterparts what it is to be sustainable, and most importantly, that achieving such a business model is possible!

When we support sustainable companies, we have a greater chance of working together to solve the global warming crisis and prevent those big corporate factories from continuing to destroy our planet. We are all in this fight together, and these companies are making it possible!

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