Z Score Breakdown
Are animals treated humanely, or does the company avoid using animal-derived materials in its products?
Does the company utilize chemicals that are potentially harmful to the planet or humans in the process of manufacturing products? If so, is it using and disposing of them responsibly?
Can the product or its materials be re-used or does it become waste? Sustainable design practices to encourage repairability, durability, recyclability, and more can create a circular pathway for the product at the end of its life.
How efficiently is energy used by the company? Is it procured from renewable sources?
How does the company impact the humans involved in its supply chain? Is it equitable or exploitative? Are there opportunities for advancement through professional training? Does the company benefit society?
How efficiently is water used in the construction of the product and materials used to fabricate it.
How well does the company understand its supply chain? Does it have agreements stipulating fair treatment and traceability of the components of each product? How transparent are they?