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GENERAL STA NDARD DISCLOSURES STAT US REPORT REFERENCE /NOTES G4-19: List all the material Aspects identified in the process for See Materiality defining report content. G4-20: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization, as follows: • Report whether the Aspect is material within the organization • If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization (as described in G4-17), select one of the following two approaches and report either: The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material or • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization We have generally excluded bobble from all of our environmental metrics for 2013 but will bring them into our data tracking system in 2014. We focus on the manufacturing and raw material extraction and processing phases for our environmental data. While we consider the environmental impact of our products themselves (their content, ability to be disposed responsibly, their embedded GHG emissions), we do not report manufacturing data from our suppliers. We have also chosen not to report the impacts of our products during consumer use as this workload exceeds our resources. G4-21: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization, as follows: Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organization If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material. In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization A number of parameters are material outside of our organization. GHG emissions are material during consumer use and manufacturing but those impacts are not covered here. We do not cover employee issues at our suppliers. Also our coverage of waste relates to how we create products that can be disposed of responsibly and we do not address waste generated at our office or in the manufacturing process. G4-22: Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. Company description is always restated in each year’s report and previous year’s data is provided to demonstrate progress. G4-23: Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. No significant changes except that bobble is discussed as it relates to our suppliers and to our culture. STA KEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT G4-24: Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Employees, consumers, suppliers, retailers, Ceres, partner organizations and others such as: the Environmental Working Group; B-Lab/B Corp; Greenpeace; Rainforest Alliance; Forest Stewardship Council; EDF; Sierra Club; Women’s Voices for the Earth; Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Breast Cancer Fund; American Sustainable Business Council and others listed n G4-16 above. G4-25: Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. We engage with stakeholders that directly touch our business including our employees, consumers, suppliers, retailers, and like-minded partners and other organizations that share our passions. Through Ceres, a non-profit organization promoting sustainable business practices, and through other means, we engage with other responsible businesses in our collective effort to transform commerce. We value their insights and their perspectives inform our sustainability work. G4-26: Report the organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. See Stakeholder Input and Reporting. We annually engage with a stakeholder group convened by Ceres as part of our reporting process. We continually engage our consumers through our lively online platform and through social media; also see Employees and Influence Beyond our Size: Retail Partners. As the report indicates, we are in the process of reinvigorating our engagement with our suppliers. G4-27: Report key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns. See Reporting. REP ORT PR OFILE G4-28: Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. Calendar year 2013. The report also covers early 2014 where noted. seventh generation 2013 corporate consciousness report  71


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