3 Reasons To Purchase From A Certified BCorp

September 26, 2018
3 reasons to buy from a bcorp

We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation! According to B Lab, Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Simply, a B Corp's focus is to do good for the environment, the community and its employees.

GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

There are a lot of ways a B Corp can positively impact or reduce the impact of their business on the environment. For instance they can replant trees or clean up beaches. They can also reduce waste and minimise their use of natural resources.

At Eagle Protect, we take our commitment for being better for the environment very seriously. It’s easy to understand that working with disposable goods is inherently an environmental challenge. Here’s how we are taking this global challenge head on.

Glove consumption can be excessive due to a high rate of failures (holes and ripping) in poor quality gloves. Globally 300 billion disposable gloves are manufactured each year, so there is an opportunity for substantial waste reduction.

Since we can’t yet reuse or recycle gloves efficiently and cost effectively, we are working to drastically reduce the amount of waste from disposable gloves throughout our entire supply chain! We supply high quality gloves which rip less and reduce a businesses overall glove usage.

Fewer disposable gloves used reduces:

  • Glove Waste
  • Packaging Waste
  • Water Use
  • Co2 Emissions

Calculate your personalised sustainability savings from switching from vinyl gloves to higher quality Eagle disposable nitrile gloves. Read more about our environmentally better disposable nitrile glove, Light and Tough.

B CORPS ARE SOMETIMES CONFUSED WITH BENEFIT CORPORATIONS. THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES, BUT A FEW IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES. READ A B CORP VS. BENEFIT CORPORATION COMPARISON HERE. 

GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

B Corps help the community in different ways. From volunteering to donations, our fellow B Corps are pretty creative in how they make a positive effect on their community.

When we at Eagle think of community, we think big. We don’t supply the cheapest disposable glove and clothing items to our customers just to make a sale. We are working to protect the entire country from pathogen cross-contamination by supplying high quality and certified food safe products. Read more about how disposable gloves can reduce cross-contamination. 

GOOD FOR EMPLOYEES

A business’ employees are the backbone of any company. The difference is, B Corps pledge to consider the impact to their employees in all decisions, policies and conditions.

We love our employees...all of them. Not only do we care about our employees in our California and New Zealand branches, but also the ones working in the factories that make our gloves, their conditions they work in, but also that they are the right employee, as verified by our very own Supplier Code of Conduct. We are Child Labor Free certified for a specific range of our gloves to a manufacturing level.

B CORPS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO CONSIDER THE IMPACT OF THEIR DECISIONS ON THEIR EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS, COMMUNITY, & THE ENVIRONMENT.

Currently, there are over 2,600 certified B Corps in 60 countries working in 150 industries using Business as a Force for Good.™ That’s a lot of companies working to make a difference. Want to support a B Corp and help change the world? Here’s a AUZ/NZ B Corp directory to help. 

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