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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

Interested in being featured?
Submit your info below.









Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!

Local Roots
: Improving Global Health through technology enabled produce

  • Jun 20, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Eric Ellestad in 2013; Winner of the CART 2017 Virtual Pitch Contest; Their plants grow 2x as fast as traditional farming methods with ZERO pesticide or and herbicides

Hobbies: Utilizing shipping containers to grow plants using 99% less water; Reducing food waste by 93%; Reducing food miles by 93% by bringing the farm to the consumer, Partnering with Wal-Mart to provide veggies to the masses


What’s Up: The Local Roots mission is to improve global health by building a better system to put food on the table. The company utilizes technology and indoor farming methods to meet the need for 70% more food production over the next 30 years to sustain population growth.

Their technology enables plants to grow with much higher nutrient densities.

Why We’re Smitten: We love innovative companies working to solve global issues while making a PROFIT!

Local Roots is a “technology enabled produce company” that has adapted their business model to address supply chain volatility. The company’s methods compliment our current food supply chain and are easily adaptable to increasing disruptions in the food supply chain due to severe weather. Local Roots can get food on the table faster, using less energy, and less water.

Delivering a sustainable food chain that is pesticide free, grown with less energy and water, and builds a sustainable business…That is good for the environment and good for the economy.

Brian Cornell/Target

  • Jun 13, 2019

Current Stats: 

First outsider Chairman & CEO of Target, leading more than 350,000 employees and more than 1,800 stores; Queens, NY native; ; UCLA grad; Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association; Non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands; Board Member for Catalyst & the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Hobbies: 

Prioritizing females & diverse leaders at Target; Popping into Target stores incognito to ask customers about their experience; Focusing on analytics at Target’s global data nerve center.

What’s Up:

Since becoming CEO in August 2014, Mr. Cornell has prioritized diversity and inclusion. He and his leadership team created Target’s current corporate culture, which welcomes, accepts and celebrates individuals from all walks of life. 

He signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge that aims to create a more inclusive society where all perspectives and experiences are welcome, and established Target initiatives focusing on engaging and advancing women in STEM. 

Why We’re Smitten: 

Who doesn’t love Target?!? It is a retail oasis where you can lose yourself and feel good about it.

We also LOVE Target because of their commitment to “a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating aninclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.” Target has a broad social impact that we could never go into it all in one email!

Under Mr. Cornell’s management, Target has become a place where everyone can feel at home. 

His inclusive leadership style has led to the some of the best quarterly reports in decades and steadily increased annual revenue.

The company’s success implementing strong social impact initiatives, proves that a business can #profit4good. 

As if we couldn’t be more smitten with Target!

Laws of Nature Cosmetics: 
Vegan Beauty for Women of Color

  • Jun 06, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Jasmine Rose; 6,800 Instagram followers; Featured by national press outlets like HuffPost, Essence, Bustle, and PopSugar!

Hobbies: Providing people of colorwith safer, non-toxic high-quality beauty options to help them lead healthier lives. 

Empowering customers to take control of what is being put on their bodies and to understand which ingredients to avoid in beauty products.

What’s Up: When Jasmine’s mother died of metastatic breast cancer in 2007, she discovered links between many of the chemicals in cosmetics & breast cancer. This discovery led her to change her lifestyle by using more natural products.

When she was unable to find safe, natural foundation in her skin tone she began experimenting with cosmetics recipes in her kitchen & is now sharing her work so we can have safe beauty.

Why we’re Smitten: Jasmine grew a company from a place of loss. That strength of character to help make the world a better and safer place is what we love. 

In the 4 years since the business was founded, Laws of Nature has helped nearly 1,500 people of color find healthy beauty products, limiting their exposure to dangerous chemicals.

Did we mention the products are all vegan?!?  

We are so so so smitten by Laws of Nature Cosmetics and their work to create healthy beauty products. They truly are #profit4good!

IBM

  • May 30, 2019

Current Stats: HQ Armonk, NY; led by Chairman, President, & CEO Ginni Rometty; $332.5 in philanthropy in 2017, primarily to education; 280k Instagram followers; 525k Twitter followers; $18.2 billion in revenue

Hobbies: Being recognized by Forbes & JUST Capital as #5 in America’s top corporate citizens; Staying absolutely committed to the SDGs; Utilizing technologies within their business to focus on innovative & scalable solutions to BIG social issues like education, environmental sustainability, & healthcare

What’s Up: IBM has been leading the way in corporate citizenship since 1969, when then CEO Thomas Watson, Jr. wrote: “We accept our responsibilities as a corporate citizen in community, national and world affairs; we serve our interests best when we serve the public interest…” 

Since that time, IBM has been leading the way on diversity & inclusion, gender & workplace equality, & sustainable development goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: Since 1969 IBM has been on the forefront of sustainability. The company is a dedicated corporate citizen, tying their “environmental ethic” into everything they do.

To list just a few of the amazing feats this company has achieved on a path to sustainability: 

  • More than 41% of the company’s energy IBM comes from renewable sources
  • They reduced CO2 emissions by almost 43% since 2005 
  • More than 96% of their outdated computers are reused, resold, or recycled

IBM is the perfect example of the importance of visionary leadership for a socially conscious business to simultaneously meet enormous financial and social impact goals.

Hey, $18.2 billion in revenue while doing good is nothing to sneeze at! Talk about #profit4good.

We are so so so smitten!

Enfusia
: Vegan, Cruelty-free Bath & Body

  • May 23, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Debra Myers in 2005; Based in The Woodlands, TX;  100+ core products carried by 700 retailers including Whole Foods & Academy; 40 employees; 1,000 Instagram followers

Hobbies: Making VEGAN and cruelty-free bath products for people with sensitive skin; Donating 10¢ from every soap to stop human trafficking; Participating in a work-release program that assists inmates transitioning from prison to work

What’s Up: Enfusia keeps growing substantially. Its products are carried in grocery stores, spas, and even sporting goods stores.

During this growth, the company stays committed to vegan/cruelty-free products; investing in the community; caring for their employees & employees’ families; and their “Butterfly Promise” – to keep all products free of parabens, phthalates, dyes, and SLS.

Why we’re Smitten: For years Sarah didn’t take bubble baths because of her sensitive skin.

Then one day she stumbled upon Enfusia at her local Whole Foods. In the words of Alexis Rose, “WOW! WOW! WOW-EE!” We’re totally smitten. 

Enfusia’s Eucalyptus Lavender products are super relaxing. Let’s not forget the fun scent (and name) of the “Let’s Get Naked” bath products.
 
We all need time for self-care. Finding a product that’s cruelty-free, works for sensitive skin, and from a business making a social impact – total score! 

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Enfusia and the opportunity to patron a small business as it grows and continues its focus on #profit4good.

Promega Corporation: 
Biotech Company Seriously Caring for its People

  • May 16, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 1978 by CEO & Chairman William Linton; HQ in Madison, WI with branches in 16 countries; portfolio of more than 4,000 products; 1,400 employees; 2016 Annual Revenue  $400M; 7,980 Twitter followers

Hobbies: Placing a serious significance on relationships – with customers, suppliers, environment, and employees.

What’s Up: Promega is serious about their “cultural DNA”. The company prioritizes employee health & well-being by providing:

  • Employee Safety Programs
  • Onsite fitness facilities with yoga
  • Onsite health consultations, counseling, immunizations, physicals, & acupuncture 
  • Access to fresh, local produce from their on-site community garden
  • Caregiver Leave 

Imagine a workplace that cares this much about YOU! What a dream!


Why We’re Smitten: OMG, where to start?!?! Never before have we seen a company invest in employees so seriously. They fully embrace the principles of emotional & social intelligence (ESI), offering employees classes on mindfulness & meditation. Employees report benefits from participating in the “ESI” program such as:

  • improved patience & communication skills, 
  • creative problem solving
  • more effective team functioning
  • improved customer relations
  • compassion for others & self
  • even physical changes!

If ever there is an example of making a profit (hello, $400M!) & doing good, it’s Promega! We are so so so incredibly smitten.

Rosso & Flynn Modern Butcher: Committed to Humanity & Sustainability

  • May 09, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded in 2017 by Lisa Flynn and Manuel Rosso. Rosso & Flynn works with 8 family ranchers who meet their high standards, including a 4-time combat veteran with a Purple Heart raising Wagyu in Austin city limits! These ranchers raise their animals responsibly prioritizing humanity, sustainability, and transparency.

Purveyors to Austin’s top restaurants, they have delivered to over 2,000 homes in Austin. 

Hobbies: Educating customers on the importance of supporting local proprietors & demanding transparency around the meat you consume. Encouraging people to ask questions like “Why are antibiotics in my grocer’s chicken?” and “What does grass-fed really mean?”

What’s Up: Rosso & Flynn grew frustrated with the inability of the commercial meat industry to produce their desired level of quality & humanity, so they took action and made an impact. They source only pasture-raised animals fed actual grass! 

Rosso & Flynn work closely with their partners to ensure their animals are treated humanely. Their ranchers also implement regenerative agricultural practices to leave the land better than they found it because sustainability matters!

Why we’re Smitten: As you probably already know, we absolutely LOVE animals. Tessa cares so deeply about the humane treatment of animals, she was a vegetarian for 3 years. Now she only buys meat from Rosso & Flynn because she knows the meat on her table lived a happy life. Creating the world we want to live in, where all animals are treated humanely, live well, and are loved – yes, please!

While everyone may not choose to eat meat, if you do there is no better example of ethical practices than Rosso & Flynn. They epitomize how one SHOULD eat meat. Care. Ask questions. Do your research.

Check out Rosso & Flynn in a recent article of the Austin Business Journal  and learn more about their #profit4good!

Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!

Local Roots
: Improving Global Health through technology enabled produce

  • Jun 20, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Eric Ellestad in 2013; Winner of the CART 2017 Virtual Pitch Contest; Their plants grow 2x as fast as traditional farming methods with ZERO pesticide or and herbicides

Hobbies: Utilizing shipping containers to grow plants using 99% less water; Reducing food waste by 93%; Reducing food miles by 93% by bringing the farm to the consumer, Partnering with Wal-Mart to provide veggies to the masses


What’s Up: The Local Roots mission is to improve global health by building a better system to put food on the table. The company utilizes technology and indoor farming methods to meet the need for 70% more food production over the next 30 years to sustain population growth.

Their technology enables plants to grow with much higher nutrient densities.

Why We’re Smitten: We love innovative companies working to solve global issues while making a PROFIT!

Local Roots is a “technology enabled produce company” that has adapted their business model to address supply chain volatility. The company’s methods compliment our current food supply chain and are easily adaptable to increasing disruptions in the food supply chain due to severe weather. Local Roots can get food on the table faster, using less energy, and less water.

Delivering a sustainable food chain that is pesticide free, grown with less energy and water, and builds a sustainable business…That is good for the environment and good for the economy.

Brian Cornell/Target

  • Jun 13, 2019

Current Stats: 

First outsider Chairman & CEO of Target, leading more than 350,000 employees and more than 1,800 stores; Queens, NY native; ; UCLA grad; Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association; Non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands; Board Member for Catalyst & the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Hobbies: 

Prioritizing females & diverse leaders at Target; Popping into Target stores incognito to ask customers about their experience; Focusing on analytics at Target’s global data nerve center.

What’s Up:

Since becoming CEO in August 2014, Mr. Cornell has prioritized diversity and inclusion. He and his leadership team created Target’s current corporate culture, which welcomes, accepts and celebrates individuals from all walks of life. 

He signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge that aims to create a more inclusive society where all perspectives and experiences are welcome, and established Target initiatives focusing on engaging and advancing women in STEM. 

Why We’re Smitten: 

Who doesn’t love Target?!? It is a retail oasis where you can lose yourself and feel good about it.

We also LOVE Target because of their commitment to “a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating aninclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.” Target has a broad social impact that we could never go into it all in one email!

Under Mr. Cornell’s management, Target has become a place where everyone can feel at home. 

His inclusive leadership style has led to the some of the best quarterly reports in decades and steadily increased annual revenue.

The company’s success implementing strong social impact initiatives, proves that a business can #profit4good. 

As if we couldn’t be more smitten with Target!

Laws of Nature Cosmetics: 
Vegan Beauty for Women of Color

  • Jun 06, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Jasmine Rose; 6,800 Instagram followers; Featured by national press outlets like HuffPost, Essence, Bustle, and PopSugar!

Hobbies: Providing people of colorwith safer, non-toxic high-quality beauty options to help them lead healthier lives. 

Empowering customers to take control of what is being put on their bodies and to understand which ingredients to avoid in beauty products.

What’s Up: When Jasmine’s mother died of metastatic breast cancer in 2007, she discovered links between many of the chemicals in cosmetics & breast cancer. This discovery led her to change her lifestyle by using more natural products.

When she was unable to find safe, natural foundation in her skin tone she began experimenting with cosmetics recipes in her kitchen & is now sharing her work so we can have safe beauty.

Why we’re Smitten: Jasmine grew a company from a place of loss. That strength of character to help make the world a better and safer place is what we love. 

In the 4 years since the business was founded, Laws of Nature has helped nearly 1,500 people of color find healthy beauty products, limiting their exposure to dangerous chemicals.

Did we mention the products are all vegan?!?  

We are so so so smitten by Laws of Nature Cosmetics and their work to create healthy beauty products. They truly are #profit4good!

IBM

  • May 30, 2019

Current Stats: HQ Armonk, NY; led by Chairman, President, & CEO Ginni Rometty; $332.5 in philanthropy in 2017, primarily to education; 280k Instagram followers; 525k Twitter followers; $18.2 billion in revenue

Hobbies: Being recognized by Forbes & JUST Capital as #5 in America’s top corporate citizens; Staying absolutely committed to the SDGs; Utilizing technologies within their business to focus on innovative & scalable solutions to BIG social issues like education, environmental sustainability, & healthcare

What’s Up: IBM has been leading the way in corporate citizenship since 1969, when then CEO Thomas Watson, Jr. wrote: “We accept our responsibilities as a corporate citizen in community, national and world affairs; we serve our interests best when we serve the public interest…” 

Since that time, IBM has been leading the way on diversity & inclusion, gender & workplace equality, & sustainable development goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: Since 1969 IBM has been on the forefront of sustainability. The company is a dedicated corporate citizen, tying their “environmental ethic” into everything they do.

To list just a few of the amazing feats this company has achieved on a path to sustainability: 

  • More than 41% of the company’s energy IBM comes from renewable sources
  • They reduced CO2 emissions by almost 43% since 2005 
  • More than 96% of their outdated computers are reused, resold, or recycled

IBM is the perfect example of the importance of visionary leadership for a socially conscious business to simultaneously meet enormous financial and social impact goals.

Hey, $18.2 billion in revenue while doing good is nothing to sneeze at! Talk about #profit4good.

We are so so so smitten!

Enfusia
: Vegan, Cruelty-free Bath & Body

  • May 23, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Debra Myers in 2005; Based in The Woodlands, TX;  100+ core products carried by 700 retailers including Whole Foods & Academy; 40 employees; 1,000 Instagram followers

Hobbies: Making VEGAN and cruelty-free bath products for people with sensitive skin; Donating 10¢ from every soap to stop human trafficking; Participating in a work-release program that assists inmates transitioning from prison to work

What’s Up: Enfusia keeps growing substantially. Its products are carried in grocery stores, spas, and even sporting goods stores.

During this growth, the company stays committed to vegan/cruelty-free products; investing in the community; caring for their employees & employees’ families; and their “Butterfly Promise” – to keep all products free of parabens, phthalates, dyes, and SLS.

Why we’re Smitten: For years Sarah didn’t take bubble baths because of her sensitive skin.

Then one day she stumbled upon Enfusia at her local Whole Foods. In the words of Alexis Rose, “WOW! WOW! WOW-EE!” We’re totally smitten. 

Enfusia’s Eucalyptus Lavender products are super relaxing. Let’s not forget the fun scent (and name) of the “Let’s Get Naked” bath products.
 
We all need time for self-care. Finding a product that’s cruelty-free, works for sensitive skin, and from a business making a social impact – total score! 

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Enfusia and the opportunity to patron a small business as it grows and continues its focus on #profit4good.

Promega Corporation: 
Biotech Company Seriously Caring for its People

  • May 16, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 1978 by CEO & Chairman William Linton; HQ in Madison, WI with branches in 16 countries; portfolio of more than 4,000 products; 1,400 employees; 2016 Annual Revenue  $400M; 7,980 Twitter followers

Hobbies: Placing a serious significance on relationships – with customers, suppliers, environment, and employees.

What’s Up: Promega is serious about their “cultural DNA”. The company prioritizes employee health & well-being by providing:

  • Employee Safety Programs
  • Onsite fitness facilities with yoga
  • Onsite health consultations, counseling, immunizations, physicals, & acupuncture 
  • Access to fresh, local produce from their on-site community garden
  • Caregiver Leave 

Imagine a workplace that cares this much about YOU! What a dream!


Why We’re Smitten: OMG, where to start?!?! Never before have we seen a company invest in employees so seriously. They fully embrace the principles of emotional & social intelligence (ESI), offering employees classes on mindfulness & meditation. Employees report benefits from participating in the “ESI” program such as:

  • improved patience & communication skills, 
  • creative problem solving
  • more effective team functioning
  • improved customer relations
  • compassion for others & self
  • even physical changes!

If ever there is an example of making a profit (hello, $400M!) & doing good, it’s Promega! We are so so so incredibly smitten.

Rosso & Flynn Modern Butcher: Committed to Humanity & Sustainability

  • May 09, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded in 2017 by Lisa Flynn and Manuel Rosso. Rosso & Flynn works with 8 family ranchers who meet their high standards, including a 4-time combat veteran with a Purple Heart raising Wagyu in Austin city limits! These ranchers raise their animals responsibly prioritizing humanity, sustainability, and transparency.

Purveyors to Austin’s top restaurants, they have delivered to over 2,000 homes in Austin. 

Hobbies: Educating customers on the importance of supporting local proprietors & demanding transparency around the meat you consume. Encouraging people to ask questions like “Why are antibiotics in my grocer’s chicken?” and “What does grass-fed really mean?”

What’s Up: Rosso & Flynn grew frustrated with the inability of the commercial meat industry to produce their desired level of quality & humanity, so they took action and made an impact. They source only pasture-raised animals fed actual grass! 

Rosso & Flynn work closely with their partners to ensure their animals are treated humanely. Their ranchers also implement regenerative agricultural practices to leave the land better than they found it because sustainability matters!

Why we’re Smitten: As you probably already know, we absolutely LOVE animals. Tessa cares so deeply about the humane treatment of animals, she was a vegetarian for 3 years. Now she only buys meat from Rosso & Flynn because she knows the meat on her table lived a happy life. Creating the world we want to live in, where all animals are treated humanely, live well, and are loved – yes, please!

While everyone may not choose to eat meat, if you do there is no better example of ethical practices than Rosso & Flynn. They epitomize how one SHOULD eat meat. Care. Ask questions. Do your research.

Check out Rosso & Flynn in a recent article of the Austin Business Journal  and learn more about their #profit4good!