REAL LEADERS IMPACT AWARDS 2021 40 REAL-LEADERS.COM / SPRING 2021 1. TESLA An electric vehicle and clean energy company on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. They are the world’s only vertically integrated energy company and offer increasingly affordable electric vehicles and renewable energy generation and storage. In just one decade, they became the most valuable automobile manufacturer in the world. 2. NATURA A global, personal care cosmetics group that aims to create products that promote a harmonious relationship with oneself, others, and nature. Through responsible sourcing, ecological packaging, and fair- trade ingredients in their 2,000 products, they are committed to combining their growth with a respect and preservation of the planet. 3. DANONE A global food company dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. They are helping consumers to join the food revolution, nurturing the adoption of healthier, more sustainable eating and drinking habits. Products in 130 markets are connecting the health of people and planet. 4. PATAGONIA A designer of outdoor clothing and gear, committed to authentic product quality and environmental activism. Their products are ethically sourced, made largely with recycled materials, and created for function, repairability, and durability. They support 66,000 workers in 10 countries through their Fair Trade program and are on track to be carbon neutral by 2025. 5. BEYOND MEAT A producer of plant-based meat substitutes creating alternatives to meat made without GMOs, synthetically produced ingredients, antibiotics, or hormones. Their products offer protein levels greater than or equal to their animal-based counterparts. They tackle four global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources, and animal welfare. They are the most successful IPO in 2 decades. 9. SEVENTH GENERATION An eco-friendly cleaning supplies manufacturer that helps protect human health and the environment. They use renewable plant-based ingredients in their products and post-consumer recycled plastic in their packaging. They are on a mission to transform the world into a healthy, sustainable and equitable place for the next seven generations. 14. KEHE DISTRIBUTORS A wholesale food distribution company that operates between manufacturers and retailers as a supply chain partner in the specialty, natural, organic, and fresh product marketplace. They’re spreading the word on healthy eating, sustainable living, and responsible business with integrity and support a network of more than 12,000 customers in 30,000 stores across North America. 6. ETSY A global online marketplace where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items. They turn creativity into a thriving business and aim to keep commerce human. The company offsets 100 percent of carbon emissions from shipping and brings together 2 million active sellers and 35.8 million active buyers. 7. BEN & JERRY’S An ice cream manufacturer that uses high-quality ingredients from family farmers that don’t treat their cows with synthetic hormones. They established a foundation that supports grassroots businesses that helps communities and seek to meet human needs and eliminate injustices while producing nearly 1 million pints of ice cream per day. 8. SMILE BRANDS A dental service organization that provides comprehensive business support services that allows dentists to spend less time on administration, marketing, and financial tasks and more time caring for patients. Their team of 5,000 across more than 425 affiliated dental offices are on a mission to deliver smiles to everyone. 10. VITAL FARMS A market maker for pasture- raised eggs and butter. Their goal is to improve the lives of people, animals, and the planet through food. They focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. Partnerships with 200 family farms has resulted in the creation of products that are sold in 13,000 stores across the United States. 11. UNILEVER A multinational consumer goods company that meets everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care. Using responsible sourcing and manufacturing, they aim to make sustainable living commonplace by appealing to more consumers with sustainable, purpose-led brands. Reaching 2.5 billion people each day with more than 400 brands bought in 190 countries. 12. ECOLAB A water treatment company that specializes in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services. They deliver comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies. Operating in more than 170 countries around the world. 13. ARCELIK A global consumer goods group comprising 12 brands that are distinguished by products and technologies that endorse sustainability. They focus on efficient use of resources and circular economy solutions to develop smart technologies, promote healthier lifestyles, and empower local communities. They operate in 145 countries with over 30,000 employees. 15. GENERATE CAPITAL A renewable energy infrastructure investor that builds, owns, and operates assets in sustainable energy, mobility, and water, waste, and agriculture sectors. Working to bring about an “Infrastructure Revolution” that is democratized, digitized, decentralized, and decarbonized. Serving more than 400 companies, universities, school districts, cities, and non- profits across North America. 16. FETZER VINEYARDS A purveyor of wines and spirits that strives to achieve the perfect relationship between land, climate, and grape. Through sustainable farming practices, they have eliminated the need for synthetic, fossil fuel-based chemicals in their vineyards and have diverted 99.9 percent of all their waste from landfills. Their wines are available in more than 50 countries.