Winners 2022

REAL LEADERS IMPACT AWARDS 2022 1. ETSY A global online marketplace where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items. Turning creativity into a thriving business and aiming to keep commerce human. Offsets 100% of carbon emissions from shipping and brings together 2 million active sellers and 35.8 million active buyers. 13. L-NUTRA Aims to add a billion healthy years of living to humanity by using novel nutrition technologies that enhance consumer and patient healthspan. Pioneering lifestyle medicine and food as medicine movements to add more life to human life. 2. ETTITUDE Sustainability has always been ingrained in its business, and a yearly report peels back the layers on its supply chain to chart progress and set benchmarks. It products contain bamboo, the most resource efficient plant on Earth, that uses minimal rain water, produces little waste and grows organically without chemicals. 14. EAGLE PROTECT Saving the world one disposable glove at a time, while ensuring against negative work and economic effects in the supply chain of disposable gloves. Partnering with manufacturers that are audited via external and independent platforms. 3. AVOCADO Striving to be the most respected source for organic and natural mattresses, pillows, and bedding, while maintaining environmentally conscious, ethical, and sustainable business practices across its entire supply chain. 15. FIELD TRIP HEALTH Trailblazing a sustainable psychedelic industry by creating next-generation psychedelic medicines, building safe, comfortable spaces for exploration, transformation and healing, and empowering people with tools to support their journey. 4. FIRECLAY TILE From glaze recycling to water reclamation, it uses data to measure sustainability progress. Its factory uses 100% renewable electricity and through partnerships with Carbon Fund, Pachama, and Climate Neutral, it offsets carbon emissions from all parts of its operations — sourcing, production, and freight emissions. Home&Lifestyle 5. HYDROFLASK Offers over 100 products that replace single-use plastics like plastic water bottles and to-go containers. Launched in 2009 they hit 1 million in sales by 2011. Launched Parks For All, its charitable program supports more than 122 nonprofits and has donated over $1.9 million to benefit public green spaces. 9. P.L.A.Y. PET LIFESTYLE AND YOU Make quality dog beds with pets, people, and the planet in mind. Plastic bottles are cleaned and recycled, and are turned into soft PlanetFill® polyfiber for their petbeds. The tags on its products are made from paper that is certified safe by the Forest Stewardship Council. Use 100% renewable energy in their headquarters office. 6. NOVICA A mission to connect talented artisans to a global marketplace and empower them to build sustainable businesses, while preserving ancient artistic traditions for future generations. It uplifts communities through the creation of incredible art and impact the world by purchasing handmade products directly from global artisans. 10. EARTHKIND A group of artists, scientists, and nature lovers that have developed naturally effective plant-based solutions to keep pests away from treated areas without killing or poisoning them. It uses ingredients grown on USA regenerative farms and manufacture products in North Carolina, providing jobs for handicapable individuals. 7. NATURE’S LOGIC On a mission to apply the logic of nature to everything it touches. Produced the first 100% all-natural pet food with no synthetics. The industry’s first Certified Plastic Neutral products, and busy pioneering carbon-neutral distribution. The first pet food member to join the American Sustainable Business Council. 11. BAREFOOT BOOKS Award-winning, independent children’s book publisher with a mission to represent cultural, racial, physical, neurological, and lifestyle diversity in the illustrations and storylines of their books. A vibrant community focused on sharing books and gifts that inspire children to be compassionate, creative and curious. 8. DYPER Creating the most responsible way to diaper by using plant derived materials, removing fossil-fuel derived plastics, offsetting the rest and picking up used diapers for composting. Its diapers are made with viscose fibers from responsibly sourced bamboo and packed in bags made with oxo-degradable materials. 12. MIEI Helping to close the poverty gap by supporting charities for children’s health and education with a 100%-net-profit-tocharity model. Miei does not procure perishable stock to an unknown demand and have a “take me home” program for used flowers. Use a 100% carbon neutral delivery service that supports sustainability initiatives around the globe. 11 REAL-LEADERS.COM / SPRING 2022 “We all need to work together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability.” — Sharan Burrow, former president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions “The notion of ‘reduce and refine’ is one I’ve pursued. I truly believe that by making things less complex, by finding innovative ways to make sustainability affordable, we can advance the notion that it’s possible.” — Yves Behar, Swiss designer