Looks simple, doesn’t it?
And yet, every score is backed up by years of independent, rigorous analysis and expertise.
Each score tells a complex story in a simple way – and it’s a score you can trust.
Using over 60 indicators that cover a company’s behavior over time, the provenance of ingredients and the manufacturing process, we’re able to compose a detailed, accurate picture of every product we rate.
Our most complex work is establishing benchmarks for every common ingredient and product manufacturing process. We’ll examine best and worst practices and the provenance of ingredients, working out the product-specific impact of different ingredients and the way they’re processed.
Corporate analysis is thankfully straightforward. Many American companies with supply chains that are largely inside the United States have corporate citizenry records to be proud of. But if there are problems with their record, they’re easily spotted.
We then investigate the products’ ingredients – and the company’s procurement and processing methods. We’ll look at everything from corporate governance to specific issues like hazardous waste emissions.
We’ll also put company behavior in the context of their industry. So if a company’s industry has naturally low carbon emissions, their emissions policy will carry a lower weighting — and vice versa.
We’re picky about where we source our information. While no stone is left unturned, we’ll test and analyze every piece of information to make sure it’s both accurate and relevant. It’s a long, complex process – but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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