The Conscious buyer Criteria
People before Profits*
The Conscious Buyer believes people are valuable and The Conscious Buyer wants to support companies who share this value. Companies that choose People Over Profits, value all people in their business, the supply chain, the communities in which they work, as well as the consumers, knowing every person deserves to be treated fairly and with respect.
The Conscious Buyer was built on a platform of philanthropy. We believe it is an essential part of business to financially give back and/or invest in a meaningful manner to the communities in which they harvest materials and manufacture their products.
Fair Trade, Fair Wage and No Child Labor *
Products that are manufactured with Fair Trade, Fair Wage and No Child Labor are made with an awareness of the social, economic and environmental standards in the lives of the people and the communities in which they do business. Consumers can remain confident that their purchases don’t support sweatshops, child labor, and unfair wages, while providing a fair trade price.
Green/Low Carbon Footprint*
Support companies that operate with a mindset of environmental impact and sustainability, that are dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint is a requirement of The Conscious Buyer. These companies care about our planet, and work diligently to reduce their carbon footprint through eco-friendly packaging, renewable energy facilities, organic ingredients, carbon offsetting, sustainable sourcing, and much more.
Local and Sustainably Sourced
Ingredients and materials that are locally and sustainably sourced reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The materials are harvested in ways that preserve our natural resources and the ecosystems surrounding them.
100% Non-GMO components/ingredients
These products are made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. Research shows GMOs are harmful to the planet, the ecosystems in which they are grown, and are shown to be harmful to people’s health.
100% Certified Organic components/ingredients
Organic ingredients are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides or synthetic preservatives. Products labeled with 100% USDA Certified Organic must be produced with only organic ingredients and products labeled Organic with USDA certified must contain 95% organic ingredients. Purchasing organic products promote safer products and a healthier planet.