Sustainability Certification & Eco-Friendly Initiatives
Benefit To All, Harm To None!
As a company, Finger Puppets Inc. sets out to do for our producers all of the things they can not do for themselves; branding, marketing, packaging, freight forwarding, toy safety compliance, insurance, barcodes, warehousing & distribution, international sales, the list goes on… All with the intention of opening up one of the world’s poorest, most remote and isolated regions to a global market, creating life-changing opportunities for a marginalized population who contend with extreme poverty.
Finger Puppets Inc. is a certified member of Green Plus, a two-year long business improvement program focusing on People, Planet and Performance. Green Plus is a nationally recognized, university backed, third party certification. At Finger Puppets Inc., our company philosophy is to try and give back more than we take, always remembering that even the littlest things can make the biggest difference. Being Green Plus Certified is a proud accomplishment we worked hard to achieve, but it represents everything that our brand stands for.
For more info: www.gogreenplus.org
Finger Puppets Inc. has also been certified by Green America, a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Green America certifies organizations that are committed to using business as a platform for positive social change. Certified Green Businesses are leaders in the green business field and certified under Green America's rigorous standards.
For more info: www.greenamerica.org
Finger Puppets Inc. is a small business from Southern California that began in 2012 as a college project. We collaborate with artisan groups from subsistence communities in Peru that uphold and adhere to fair trade practices. We assist them with marketing and distribution helping expose their craft to a global audience and making a tremendous impact on impoverished communities while offering great products to the public. Independent We Stand recognizes all socially responsible businesses, both large and small. The movement focuses on helping the little guys not just survive, but thrive.
Finger Puppets Inc. is a certified member of the Green Plus program, a nation-wide network of businesses that have challenged themselves to achieve the high standards of the Green Plus program, and have dedicated themselves to being a sustainable business. Green Plus works with numerous businesses across a variety of sectors, from restaurants to auto mechanics to manufacturers to accounting firms.
Green Plus is supported by The Redwoods Group Foundation, a 501c3 backbone organization, that identifies programs that can change the world, helping them to reach more people than ever before, endorsing programs that foster positive social change, and providing the support necessary for these programs to reach the greatest number of people with the most effectiveness.
Green Plus is a two-year long business improvement program focusing on People, Planet and Performance. It is recognized as a university backed, third-party certification through a broad, mainly chamber-based network, focusing on best environmental, social, and business practices. A business must earn a score of at least 80% overall, with at least a 70% in each of the above three categories to become Green Plus Certified.
It is one of our core values to be good stewards of the environment. By taking this first step in 2014 and joining Green Plus, Finger Puppets Inc. is willing and committed to dedicate our business practices to the highest sustainability standards.
Through the Green Plus Program we have come to learn how even the smallest contributions can make the biggest difference. As part of our ongoing commitment to the program we reviewed every aspect of our business practice and in 2015 adopted a comprehensive, scalable Corporate Sustainability Plan.
From Fortune 500 to small companies like Finger Puppets Inc, Renewable Choice Energy has been working with innovators in a wide range of industries to support and improve sustainability for over a decade. Renewable Choice has helped clients become leaders in their industry by supporting sustainability initiatives that increase transparency, reduce risk, lower costs, leverage competitive advantages and improve stakeholder relations.
As part of our 2015 Sustainability Plan, Finger Puppets Inc. partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to develop a meaningful, and scalable plan to reinforce our commitment to the environment through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) and verified emission reductions (VERs) to reduce the environmental impact of our Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities.