Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on their environmental policies in the supply chain. Grounded People has been rated as “Good” in this category. This rating is influenced by several factors. Grounded People uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials, which helps to reduce the environmental impact. Additionally, they utilize low-impact materials that limit the use of chemicals, water, and wastewater in their supply chain. Furthermore, Grounded People has taken measures to minimize waste by limiting their production runs.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that Grounded People minimizes the use of solvent-based chemicals in their production processes. These chemicals can be harmful to both workers and the environment, making it an area for improvement.
On the other hand, when it comes to workers’ rights, our assessment of Grounded People’s policies and practices has resulted in a rating of “Not Good Enough” in our “People” category. One of the influencing factors is that Grounded People sources its final production stage from countries with a high risk of labor abuse. Additionally, there is no evidence to suggest that the brand has a Code of Conduct in place. While most of their supply chain is traced, ensuring workers are paid living wages is not addressed.
Moving on to our “Animals” rating, Grounded People has been rated as “Great” in this category. The brand has been listed by PETA as vegan, indicating their commitment to animal welfare. Furthermore, the brand demonstrates an effort in tracing their animal-derived products.
Based on all publicly available information we have reviewed, Grounded People has an overall rating of “Good.” This rating takes into account the brand’s performance across all three categories: “Planet,” “People,” and “Animals.” While there are areas for improvement in terms of workers’ rights and the use of solvent-based chemicals, Grounded People’s commitment to using lower-impact materials and their efforts in animal welfare contribute to their positive rating overall.