6 Companies That Are Sustainable

Companies that are sustainable implement business practices intended to help preserve the environment and its resources.

Written by Margo Steines
6 Companies That Are Sustainable
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UPDATED BY
Sara B.T. Thiel | Oct 18, 2023

Prioritizing sustainability means minimizing environmental harm and remaining conscientious about natural resource consumption. Businesses that are mindful of how their operations affect the natural world may incorporate manufacturing practices that reduce carbon emissions or make products out of biodegradable materials. The following are some companies that are sustainable, placing actions intended to preserve the environment at the core of their overall mission. 

Companies That Are Sustainable

  • Spotnana
  • Reformation
  • LanzaTech
  • Ecobee
  • Plenty
  • Avocado

 

Companies That Are Sustainable

Business travel tech company Spotnana works with companies to plan, book and facilitate corporate travel. In addition to providing travelers actionable information on the carbon costs of various travel options, part of Spotnana’s sustainability commitment is a partnership with a company that provides carbon removal via the Bio Carbon Capture and Storage process, enabling client companies to offset their carbon footprints.  

 

Reformation is a clothing brand that leads with sustainability. Its roots are in upcycling, and it has a waste-proof, limited-run production model, as well as a transparent supply chain and a clear, easy to interpret environmental impact scale that it uses to rate every garment it sells. That scale, known as the RefScale, measures how much CO2 and water are saved in the manufacturing of each piece of clothing in comparison to the industry standard. 

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LanzaTech makes carbon recycling technology that takes emissions from mills, landfills and other known polluters and turns them into usable energy like CarbonSmart ethanol and EVA foam. The company operates three commercial plants in China and a waste-to-ethanol facility in Japan. It also partners with prominent companies in a wide range of applications, from ZARA in fashion to Unilever in cleaning products to Coty in fragrance. 

 

Ecobee is a home tech company that makes smart home products to increase energy efficiency. Its mission is large-scale energy savings, and the company has delivered more than 27 terawatt hours of savings to date. Its primary products are smart devices such as thermostats and door and window sensors that alert residents when they’re open, allowing homeowners to lower their energy usage without compromising comfort or lifestyle. 

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Plenty is an agtech company that uses indoor vertical farming facilities to grow greens without pesticides, using a minimal amount of land and water. Because the footprint of a Plenty farm is smaller than a traditional agricultural site, the company can place farms closer to the markets that purchase its greens, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation while delivering fresh local produce at an industrial scale.

 

Avocado makes the eponymous Avocado Green mattress and associated products like pillows and mattress toppers that are “beyond organic,” meaning they are not only certified organic, but also Greenguard Gold certified by UL for low chemical emissions and free of off-gassing materials. To keep its mattresses and pillows eco-friendly, Avocado uses biodegradable materials like natural rubber latex, organic wool and organic cotton.

Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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