We look for brand partners that are committed to using packaging that is both sourced from recycled materials, as well as fully re-useable, recyclable or biodegradable.
The human costs of the supply chain are just as important. All our partners must be dedicated to fair trade practices and the non-exploitation of foreign and domestic workers.
Commitment to Sustainability
We recognize that, while being 100% sustainable may be the goal, not all brands can achieve it tomorrow. However, we will only partner with brands for whom sustainability is a core part of their DNA. No corporate green-washing PR is welcome here.
Responsible Global Citizens
All aspects of our brand partners' supply chain and global impact will be examined: the materials used, their production process, transportation and labour, as well as their community involvement.
What We Look for in Our Brand Partners
At SustainableSpree, we take our role as a provider of brand sustainability reports seriously. We understand the significance of evaluating and assessing the sustainability efforts of our partners to ensure that we deliver accurate and reliable information to our readers. In this post, we will outline our comprehensive approach to evaluating partners, which encompasses an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) model of sustainability review and emphasizes the importance of reputable sustainability certifications. We also want to emphasize that while we may earn affiliate revenue when people purchase products from our site, we remain entirely independent, honest, and transparent in our evaluations.
ESG Model of Sustainability Review
When evaluating our partners, we adopt an ESG model of sustainability review. This model allows us to holistically assess a company’s environmental impact, social responsibility, and governance practices. It provides a framework for evaluating various aspects of sustainability, including carbon emissions, waste management, labor practices, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, supply chain transparency, and more.
We thoroughly examine each partner’s environmental practices to assess their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint, conserving resources, and implementing sustainable production processes. We look for initiatives aimed at minimizing waste, adopting renewable energy sources, and responsibly managing water consumption. Additionally, we evaluate their social impact, including their commitment to fair labor practices, employee well-being, and community involvement. Furthermore, we scrutinize their governance practices, such as board diversity, ethical decision-making, and transparency in reporting.
Importance of Reputable Sustainability Certifications
In our evaluation process, we place great importance on reputable sustainability certifications. These certifications provide an independent verification of a company’s sustainability claims and demonstrate their commitment to meeting specific environmental and social standards. Certifications such as B Corp, Fair Trade, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) serve as valuable indicators of a brand’s sustainability efforts.
We thoroughly research and verify the certifications claimed by our partners, ensuring that they meet rigorous criteria and are issued by reputable certifying bodies. By relying on recognized certifications, we can provide our readers with an objective and trusted assessment of a brand’s sustainability practices.
Independence, Honesty, and Transparency
Our primary goal is to provide our readers with accurate and unbiased information about a brand’s sustainability efforts.
We maintain an impartial approach throughout our evaluation process and do not let financial incentives influence our assessments. We carefully analyze the sustainability initiatives and practices of our partners, presenting the information objectively to our readers. Transparency is paramount, and we clearly disclose any affiliations or financial relationships to ensure complete transparency and maintain the trust of our audience.
At SustainableSpree, our evaluation of brands is rooted in a comprehensive approach that embraces the ESG model of sustainability review and places emphasis on reputable sustainability certifications. We strive to provide our readers with accurate, reliable, and objective brand sustainability reports, enabling them to make informed decisions and support companies that align with their values. Our commitment is to empower consumers and businesses to contribute to a more sustainable world by highlighting the sustainability efforts of our partners.
By evaluating our partners based on an ESG model and recognizing reputable certifications, we can guide our readers towards brands that prioritize sustainability and inspire positive change in the business world. Together, we can drive the adoption of sustainable practices and contribute to a more environmentally and socially responsible future.