All tagged Employee-owned

Sleep & Beyond

Sleep & Beyond is a family owned manufacturer of organic and natural bedding with fair trade and sustainable factories located in Kyrgyzstan, India, and China. Their mission is to create an inspirational, sustainable, and educational system that will benefit people without harming the planet. Sleep & Beyond makes their products from organic Merino wool, natural Shropshire wool, and organic and natural cotton. They raise their own Merino sheep in the mountains of Kyrgyz Republic, which produce superfine organic wool. Sleep & Beyond is a fair trade employer who pays fair wages to their factory workers, provides great working conditions, and never employs children. Their products are tested to be free of arsenic, VOC’s, and other carcinogenic chemicals that are used in most conventional bedding products. Sleep & Beyond adheres to the most stringent certifications of USDA Organic, Oeko TEX, Woolmark, and GOTS to back up their “100% natural” and “100% organic” statements. You can purchase Sleep & Beyond pillows, comforters, sheets, blankets, mattress pads, and mattress toppers online with free shipping for U.S. orders and eco-friendly packaging.

Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Publishing is a leading publisher of books on sustainable living, giving readers hands-on information related to organic farming, gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, sustainable business, and green building. Chelsea Green is an employee-owned independent publisher based in Vermont. Their purpose is to reverse the destruction of the natural world by challenging the beliefs and practices that are enabling this destruction and by providing inspirational and practical alternatives that promote sustainable living. They seek to reduce the ecological footprint of their publishing by printing on chlorine-free recycled paper, using soy-based inks whenever possible and using printers from North America to reduce the energy used in shipping. Chelsea Green includes an environmental impact statement in each book, identifying how may trees and how much wastewater, solid waste, and greenhouse gasses were conserved by using greener standards.

DreamHost - Web Hosting

DreamHost is an employee owned carbon neutral web hosting company. Dreamhost calculates the impact of everything they do and the resources they use including paper, electricity, and gas for vehicles. They learned that running DreamHost generated as much carbon dioxide as 545 average-size homes and they set the goal of neutralizing their emissions. They started with resource conservation including investing in low energy consuming servers, using less lighting, reducing travel, and using less paper. Next, they invested in renewable energy projects through purchasing carbon offsets. The carbon offsets used by Dreamhost meet the highest standards in the industry and are certified under the Verified Carbon Standard and the Gold Standard. DreamHost offers low cost web hosting, cloud services, and domain registration.

Trillium Asset Management

Trillium Asset Management is an employee-owned investment management firm committed exclusively to socially responsible investing. Trillium integrates environmental, social, and governance factors into the investment process as a way to identify the companies best positioned to deliver strong long-term performance. Founded in 1982, Trillium has a long history of managing equity and fixed income portfolios for individuals and institutions. Trillium uses the power of stock ownership to promote social and environmental change while providing both impact and performance to their investors.

The Green Mountain Spinnery

The Green Mountain Spinnery was established in 1981 to spin local fleece into the finest possible yarn for knitters and weavers. Their blends of wool and precious fiber ~ silk, llama, mohair ~ produce sturdy 100% New England wool yarns in a rainbow of dyed and natural colors. Their founding principles are to conduct business in a democratic and environmentally responsible manner. All long-term workers at the Spinnery participate in setting purposes and policies, and approximately a quarter of the work force owns the business. Waste wool is recycled into useful products like baseballs at a nearby mill and dregs are used for garden mulch.