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The GREENPACT Benchmark
Our benchmark and rating takes into account key social, environmental and animal welfare best practices, and associated recommended certifications to offer a transparent view into your operations.
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Discover how you can tell the story of your products and offer your customers a single indicator they can trust and understand.
How we rate
How we rate
We created a framework that looks at Community and Labour, Environment and Animal Welfare to understand how brands and manufacturers behave in each of these dimensions
We take into account public records, privately-offered data points and third-party audits and certifications to assess companies real sustainability commitments. Also, we offer a single rating that is only as strong as the weakest link in their supply chain. This way, when a customer buys a GREENPACT labelled product, they find the most suitable and affordable solution for the planet.
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Community & Labour
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Locality
  • DOP/IGP
  • Local Sourcing
Social Responsibility / Labour
  • Fairtrade
  • SA800
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Environment
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Material Usage & Packaging
  • Roundtable Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Better cotton standards
  • Sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper based products
  • Better protocol packaging sustainability
Land Use, Transformation and Waste
  • UTZ - Tea, Coffee, Cocoa
  • Proterra
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Food Loss & Waste Protocol
  • Natural Capital Protocol
  • EU Ecolabel
  • Circular Economy
GHG Emissions
  • European Union Emissions Trading System - GHG Accredited Verifier
  • Carbon Trust Standard
Energy Efficiency
  • LEED - US Green Building Council
Water Usage & Consumption
  • LEED
  • EDW
Pollution
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Animal Welfare
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Animal Welfare Label (France)
Certified Vegan
Cruelty-free
After understanding a company’s practice across these categories, we summarize our conclusions into a simple rating with the guarantee of never scoring better than their worst parameter.
Thus, if a company has poor animal welfare practices, we will still score and disclose their other categories, but will never give them a great rating. Discover what is behind of each the level:
Rating 1
There is clear evidence of malpractice in places and lack of evidence/opaqueness in critical areas of any of the 3 GPACT dimensions.
Rating 2
There are substantial gaps in data or practice that should be substantially improved if the company is to assert itself as sustainable. There are reports and evidence of misalignment with sustainability goals and best practice that cause environmental, community or animal harm.
Rating 3
There are positive practices in some target categories but there are substantial weaknesses or opaqueness in accessing data in key categories. There might be some certifications or evidence of best practice, but there are significant data and practice gaps.
Rating 4
Most target criteria in the category can be verified, there are a few (but not extensive) 3rd-party certifications or independent audits that attest to the subcategories’ characteristics.
Rating 5
All target criteria in the category can be verified, there are 3rd party certifications or independent audits that attest to the primary subcategory characteristics.