At UncommonGoods, we're working to change the way business is done by making sustainability a part of every decision we make. We're steadily working to make UncommonGoods more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work.
Here are some of the things we focus on:
To us, sustainability means more than just being "green." We believe sustainability starts with integrity in everything we do, treating each individual inside and outside our company with dignity and respect, offering health insurance to all our full-time (and most part-time) team members and providing a fair wage to all.
We're committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment and are working with our suppliers - from artists to small manufacturers - to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. Since our founding, we've featured products that contain recycled components and have not sold products containing leather, feathers or fur - we're committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals.
We understand that by producing a catalog we use the earth's resources. We try our best to minimize that impact by shifting more business online, limiting how many catalogs we mail, and printing our catalogs on either recycled paper (virtually all of which is from 30% post-consumer waste) or paper sourced from FSC certified forests (which are harvested in a sustainable manner).
Giving back is important to us and we want to share this passion with our customers. That's why we created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from us at checkout. UncommonGoods has donated over $1,000,000 since we created this program. Learn more here.
UncommonGoods is proud to be a founding member of B Corporation, an organization created to help customers understand the social and environmental impact of their purchases. The B seal means that a company has met the standards outlined in a comprehensive screening questionnaire, which evaluates a company on issues ranging from providing a living wage, to lessening their impact on the environment, to giving back to the community.
As the founder of UncommonGoods, I am committed to our sustainability effort and would welcome you to send any ideas you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.