Seventh Generation is the nation’s leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment. Established in 1988, our Burlington, Vermont-based company remains an independent, privately-held business distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.
We believe our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within the home—and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain.
We believe our products set a course for a mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet. We are committed to running a responsible business because we believe in a sustainable future. We are transparent about our successes and challenges so that others may learn from our mistakes and be inspired by our triumphs. To those who value a demonstration of the business case for sustainability, we note that we have made sustainability the foundation of our business and we are a thriving and growing business. Our deep commitment to sustainability over the years has benefitted our business by enhancing our brand reputation and, often, our bottom line.
Seventh Generation's business practices also focus on offering people varied avenues to express their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves. We invite readers to engage in a conversation on this report by commenting on our website at the bottom of each section or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read our 2009 Corporate Consciousness Report, visit www.7genreport.com.