How ethical & sustainable is Bookshop.org?
And how you can plant free trees with a simple step
Yes, it's best to shop as little as possible. If you do shop, choose for the most sustainable options: second hand, low-impact products or products from B Corporations. And don't forget to install & enable TreeClicks so that we can plant trees for free when you shop online.
🔍 About Bookshop.org
You can find more information about Bookshop.org on their website.
⭐ Yes, Bookshop.org has a B Corporation certification
Bookshop.org is B Corporation certified. A B Corp certification means that the organization has been verified on the highest social and environmental norms. Read further below. Or view the B Corp score for Bookshop.org in the B Corporation directory.
🌲 Plant trees for free when shopping at Bookshop.org
TreeClicks is an app / plugin for Chrome that plants trees for free when you shop at one of the 40,000+ connected shops. Bookshop.org is also connected. When you shop here, we will receive a small fee for bringing you in as a customer. We will use the majority of this fee to plant trees around the globe.
🏷️ More sustainable brands
How do we rank these shops & brands on sustainability?
So far, we chose to mark shops as sustainable that are certified B Corporations. We are always open for using and combining new standards.
"Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose."
It is difficult to rank a complete brand or company on its sustainable characteristics. That is why we emphasize that the greenest stuff is the stuff you do not buy. If you still need something it might be worth checking out companies that are ranked as a B Corporation. Want to be more thorough? Check if a company has a sustainability & social report that makes sense. Check if they report on social & environmental characteristics, equality, well-being and more.
We intend to extend this list with other standards as well. If you have any suggestions, let us know.