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Wouldn’t it be nice to immediately know the depth of your favorite businesses? You want to make sure your time and money are going to the right place, but you don’t always have the time to do the research. We've compiled data from a variety of trusted sources so that users can access key information all in one place.
Our badge system empowers consumers in their purchasing decisions by labeling different certifications, awards, and categories these businesses belong to. Users can search by specific category to see which businesses align with their wants and needs.
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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.
Product or business is certified Halal by JAKIM, meaning the product is permissible or acceptable in accordance with Islamic law. This is also an indication that the product or business is Shariah compliant.
Climate Positive company's implied temperature rise is aligned with the 2°C framework to limit climate change according to the MSCI ACWI index.
Cruelty-free companies's products are manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals. These designations are sourced according to the PETA database.
Business is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the Uniform Certification Program (UCP). DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.
ESG Leaders have received AA or AAA ratings on their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) score from the MSCI ACWI index.
Company has a 3.5+ average employee satisfaction rating on Glassdoor.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) is a program with the goal of growing businesses in historically underutilized areas by awarding them at least 3% of federal contract dollars each year.
The Keto Certified standards require that the products meet specific targets for carbohydrate content and ingredients; meaning no artificial colors, flavors, or synthetic ketones.
Food products or food centers that satisfy the requirements of Jewish law.
If you operate your small business out of your home or an office building that you’re able to make structural or interior updates to, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification can offer tax credits, fee waivers, and grants.
The Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification gives businesses an opportunity to network and mentor with other LGBTBEs, provides access for scholarships and opens businesses up to special discounts from LGBTQ+ owned and allied partners.
Company's products comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) standard for "Made in USA." To meet this criteria, the item must be made within the United States' borders from "all or virtually all" American parts — that is, with parts also made in the US.
Products are screened for against a toxicant database for known harmful chemicals such as carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and more.
Companies with very high charitable giving.
Business is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Minority-owned businesses must be at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens belonging to certain ethnic minority groups.
For a food brand to receive the Non-GMO label, they must be fully compliant with the standards of having no traces of genetically modified ingredients in their product.
Standard developed for personal care and cosmetics products using some non-food ingredients (and therefore not covered by the USDA organic certification).
Products bearing this seal are sourced and manufactured using sustainable practices that support a healthy symbiosis between human life and wildlife. Ingredients and products that meet this standard must undergo a rigorous auditing process.
Products must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
Vegan companies' products contain no food or other products derived from animals. These designations are sourced according to the PETA database.
Business is certified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) through the Vets First Verification Program run by the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Veteran-owned businesses must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled on a daily basis by one or more veterans.
Business is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Woman-owned businesses must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more female American citizens.