Bonsum

Sustainable Consumption Marketplace

Berlin, Berlin

Germany

www.bonsum.de

About Bonsum

Bonsum makes shopping sustainably a piece of cake.

They dig around to find shops that are not only socially & environmentally responsible, but also really darn cool. The aim is to ensure you can consume consciously in all aspects of your life - that means nibbles, threads, soaps, makeup, gadgets, holidays, and even goodies for your kiddos and pets.

To sweeten the deal, when you buy something from one of Bonsum's many excellent partners, Bonsum rewards you for doing your part to help out. Every pound, dollar or euro you spend earns you Bonets - a "good" currency. Use your Bonets to offset your carbon footprint, donate to a charity, or - why not? - get yourself something nice.

We think that an important component of long-term, sustainable change (for the better) is an integrated, collectively inspired community of people. Certification not only fosters this sense of camaraderie, it validates our commitment to "doing our part." We are extremely honored to have been welcomed into the B Corp family as we continue to fulfill our mission of making sustainable shopping dead simple. (Just to be totally clear - we think B Corps are super rad.)

The Change We Seek®

The folks at Bonsum know how hard it can be to shop with concern for our planet and the people on it. Something so fundamentally important should be equally simple!

They also know that it can sometimes be challenging to make the leap from "wanting to do good" to "doing good, and proud of it." Sometimes people need a little nudge in the right direction.

Bonsum's ultimate goal is to make positive impact shopping a routine occurrence for everyone on the planet.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

7
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

25
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

14
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

25
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

13
6
Overall B Score
84
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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