Ingredient Selection

A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

Enhance Health INGREDIENT SELECT ION Seventh Generation seeks to source ingredients and to create products that meet our aspirations. While we do not manufacture our own products, we develop our own formulations and impose stringent ingredient and quality standards on our partners. Our health and safety review includes evaluating ingredients as possible carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, mutagens and sensitizers to ensure that the ingredients meet our standards and to support any claims (such as no animal products). We benchmark our internal standards, ingredient replacement priorities, and selection of new materials against many external standards including the European Union’s regulations, Whole Foods Market Eco-Scale, Environmental Working Group, Good Guide, and the Target Sustainable Product Standard. The U.S. EPA Design for the Environment program has certified some of our products. We also pursue USDA Biobased certification to verify renewable origin for eligible ENHANCE 2020 GOALS HEALTH WE ASPIRE TO Chapter ENHANCE 3 | enhance health HEALTH THROUGH EDUCATION, ACTIVISM, AND INNOVATION. products. Finally, our preference for recycled content, recyclability and biodegradability promotes design that considers life cycle impacts all the way from ingredient selection to product disposition. Bobble is excluded from this section of the report while we assemble baseline data and work to fully understand the composition of the plastic in these water bottles. Nurture Nature: we strive to source biodegradable ingredients from plants, not petroleum. See “USDA Biobased Certification.” Our sustainable sourcing goal is to source all agricultural materials from farms that restore and improve soil fertility, water quality, and biodiversity. Enhance Health: we strive to use ingredients that meet our standards for human health (e.g., not carcinogenic, mutagenic, neurotoxic, developmentally toxic, strongly sensitizing, or endocrine disrupting). CREATE HEALTHY PRODUCTS FOR HEALTHY HOMES: ALL SUBSTANCES IN OUR PRODUCTS MEET OUR INGREDIENT STANDARDS FOR HUMAN HEALTH EDUCATE AND ENGAGE ONE MILLION CONSUMERS TO TAKE ACTION TO REMOVE TOXINS FROM THEIR LIVES IDENTIFY SUBSTANCES OF CONCERN IN BOBBLE PRODUCTS AND DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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