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A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

Governance Seventh Generation is a privately held corporation, governed by a board of elected directors, all of whom share a strong commitment to the health and well-being of our planet and the people on it. The board supports our B Corp principles and aspiration to be a profitable, independent, and well-managed business that stays true to our founding mission. Our directors bring a broad range of experience in entrepreneurship, sustainability, finance, building businesses, consumer packaged goods, and leadership of innovative growth companies. Board members serve as representatives of our entire shareholder base and are elected annually based on a few core values: • Deeply held belief in the company’s mission, vision and values • Demonstrated commitment to the development of the company and the people within it • Broad and complementary experience relevant to our business • A willingness to accept fiduciary, sustainability, and strategic responsibilities Board Responsibilities Our board ensures that Seventh Generation is managed professionally and operates in a manner that is consistent with our B Corp charter serving all stakeholders. The board invites management from across the organization to participate and meet with them and tries to stay visible and engaged with the Seventh Generation community. We have three standing committees: • Compensation Committee • Audit and Finance Committee • Nominating and Governance Committee The board is aligned with the Company’s aspirations and 2020 Goals behind the following four areas: • Nurture Nature: Choose plants not petroleum; source sustainably, decrease our carbon footprint; produce zero waste. • Transform Commerce: Be radically transparent; exert influence beyond our sizes. • Enhance Health: Create healthy products for healthy homes. • Build Community: Create a vibrant workplace; nurture thriving communities. seventh generation 2013 corporate consciousness report  63


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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