At SLVR MAPLE every brand receives a score that rates it on its environmental and social impact.

This brand received a score of 4.5 out of a maximum of 5.

So how is this brand making a real impact in our world?

Every brand invited to the SLVR MAPLE marketplace is committed to having a positive impact on the world.

Using the UN Sustainable Goals as a guiding principle, we ask brands to share their efforts towards these goals. (BTW we cover 13 out of the 17 UN sustainable goals in measuring these efforts.)

and the brand’s score that make it an environmentally and socially superior alternative to a regular lifestyle brand are:

HUMAN IMPACT

LABOR, COMMUNITY & WORK CONDITIONS

How well does the brand promote sustained and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment for all workers, and a safe work environment?

How committed is the brand to ending poverty?

How well does it support making cities, communities, and its working environments inclusive, safe, and sustainable?

OPPORTUNITY CREATION

How impactful are the brand’s efforts for reducing inequalities within its communities and the world?

Has it created programs to address gender equality and empower all women and girls?

How committed is it to creating safe, inclusive environments for all people?

EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT

Has the brand invested in programs that offer quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for its workers and their communities?

HEALTH, NUTRITION & FAMILY WELLBEING

How well do the brand’s programs strive to end hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition?

Does it have programs and practices in place to keep its workers healthy and promote wellbeing for all ages?

RESOURCE UTILIZATION

ENERGY

Does the brand have initiatives to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy for its communities?

Does the brand utilize modern, renewable energy for its own business practices?

WATER

Is the brand working towards lowering its water usage to help conserve our oceans, seas, and marine resources?

LAND & ENVIRONMENT

Does the brand’s practices promote sustainable use of resources, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, protect ecosystems, and stop and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss?

WASTE MANAGEMENT

WATER EFFLUENTS

Does the brand have in place effective programs that utilize and dispose used water in a way that conserves water sources and does not further pollute these sources?

CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS

How effectively has the brand implemented programs to utilize chemicals, substitute petroleum-based chemicals with sustainable alternatives, and capture effluents post-production that conserve water, air, and land resources?

CARBON OFFSETS

How committed is the brand to taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts?

How far does the brand go to offset its carbon emissions and achieve net-zero impact from its practices?