Eliza Erskine is the founder of Green Buoy Consulting, a sustainability consultancy that provides sustainability consulting, strategy and B Corp certification to small & early-stage companies. She holds a degree in Sustainability from Harvard Extension School.
All of our products are good for the planet. However, there are some that are particularly well-aligned to your personal sustainability values. Drag and drop this list of priorities and we will customize our product scores for you!
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What does this all mean?
Our sustainable scoring methodolody takes into account eight major categories of sustainability. The final score you see on a product also takes into account your personalized preferences (if you take our quiz above).
Reducing amount of harmful chemicals used in production (manufacturing materials, dying materials, etc.)
Reducing amount of water used in production (growing plants for textiles, dying/cleaning materials, etc.)
Carbon Emissions/Energy Use
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use from production (directly limiting GHGs, paying carbon taxes, using carbon offsets, etc.)
Fair treatment of employees and community impacted by production (employee wages/working hours/rights, no child/forced labor, community health, philanthropic activities, etc.)
Avoiding using animal-derived materials. Don’t use the textile that needs to kill animals or source from wild animals. Work with robust certification schemes while using domestic animal products.
Product quality, reuse & recyclability
Making products built to last and supporting reuse/recycling of materials and products (limit waste, improve performance/functionality/quality, support circular economy/circularity, etc.)
Knowing supply chain
Knowing how a product is made from start to finish (where it comes from, what materials are used, the environmental and social regulations involved in production, etc.)
Publicly accessible and truthful information about company policies and practices (avoid false/disingenuous claims, greenwashing, etc.)