Companies who embrace social responsibility serve as an example to others. Small changes that they make have had a huge impact on the environment and customer loyalty.
Burt’s Bees helped set the official guidelines for what should be considered as natural personal care products. In addition, they adhere to the highest level of packaging sustainability.
Method creates cleaning products that contain only safe and natural ingredients. The products effectively clean while leaving families at ease. The company also uses sustainable biodegradable packaging.
One of the most notable companies embracing social responsibility can be spotted on a lot of feet. While TOMS is well known for donating one pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair that is purchased, it also follows the “One for One” model with the sale of eyewear, coffee, and bags. TOMS coffee is 100% sustainably sourced.
Levi Strauss has committed to reducing the amount of water that they use during the production of each pair of their blue jeans. The company also supports those who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The eyewear company has implemented a program that donates one pair of prescription glasses for each pair purchased. The glasses are sent to people living in developing countries. Warby Parker is 100% carbon neutral and proactively works to reduce their carbon footprint.
GE has set the bar as a company who creates appliances that use less energy and are better for the environment. The company balances performance of the appliances with benefits they offer for the environment.
Ben & Jerry’s
Leaders of the legendary ice cream company established the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in order to give back to the community and are also founding members of the Business for Social Responsibility organization. They have a long history of making efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their business; their goal is to run all U.S. Ben and Jerry’s factories with 100% clean energy by 2020.
Starbucks focuses on the sustainable production of green coffee. The company created C.A.F.E. Practices which encourages high quality products, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship.
Apple has been named the “greenest tech company in the world” by Greenpeace, for the past three years. All of their facilities are powered with 100% renewable energy, and 100% of the paper in their packaging is either recycled or responsibly sourced.
LEGO has made a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and reach 100% renewable energy capacity by 2030. The company is regarded as one of the most socially responsible companies in the world.