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37 C42: Reducing Our. Environmental Footprint. Carbon Reduction. 38. Greenhouse Gas Accounting. 38. 40 Towards Systems Thinking. 43 Educating Others.
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Seventh Generation 2007 Corporate Consciousness Report

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Our ideas spread organically through our products, our website, this report….. They take root and regenerate themselves in the larger community and the cycle begins anew – each time extending and transforming the spheres of influence.

spheres of influence

Contents 2 5 6 7

40 Towards Systems Thinking 43 Educating Others

Letter from Jeffrey Hollender Our Company Our Global Imperatives This Report

Making a Difference

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10 Achievements and Goals

Highlights of 2007 Corporate Consciousness Goals Corporate Consciousness 2007 Progress towards our 2010 Goals Change it, 2007

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14 Our Products

New Products Collaboration with WAGES The Science Behind Our Product Improvements Labeling Label Us Responsible Collaboration with MBDC Reviewing Our Labels and Claims Reviewing Product Safety

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47 Our Advocacy Climate Change

22 Our New Scents 24 Creating a Regenerative System Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing Traceability Study Manufacturing Partners Annual Report (MPAR) Our Warehousing Partners Product Transportation Our Supply Chain Strategy Materials and Packaging Packaging Our Materials Recycled and Renewable Materials

Our Website Web Redesign Educating Consumers: Home Healthy Home Our Chief Inspired Protagonist on Tour New Ways of Reaching Out Educating Retailers: The GIVE Program Wee Generation Tampontification

57 Awards and Memberships

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49 Soap and Detergent Association 50 Economic Performance and Giving

Economic Performance Giving Our Giving Philosophy Our double digit sales growth Planting Trees in New Orleans

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53 Our Community

Growth Diversity Our Work Life Building Connections Our Benefits Governance Our Workplace Environmental Stewardship in Our Burlington Office Our Recycling Efforts Our Purchasing Criteria

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2007 Awards Fast Company Social Capitalist Award Memberships B Corporations Partial List of Other Memberships

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58 Stakeholder Consultation Reviewer Comments Reviewer Comments Positives Key Improvements Suggested Points for Uniqueness

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60 International Reporting Standards

GRI—C Standard Elements Profile Disclosures Standard Disclosures Organizational Profile Report Profile, Scope, Boundary, and Global Reporting Initiative Index Economic Performance Indicators Environmental Performance Indicators Labor Practices and Decent Work Performance Indicators Society Performance Indicators Product Responsibility Performance Indicators and Marketing Report Assurance

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62 Appendix A—Report Glossary

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35 2X Concentrate Laundry Detergent

37 C42: Reducing Our

Environmental Footprint

Carbon Reduction Greenhouse Gas Accounting

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Easy Links! All web links in the report appear as “go links”. To read about Oprah’s coverage of our products, for example, the simplified link is http://www.seventhgeneration.com/go/oprah but appears in the text as go/oprah.

Letter from Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender, President & Chief Inspired Protagonist, Seventh Generation

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Seventh Generation, Inc. | Corporate Consciousness Report for 2007

Letter from Jeffrey Hollender

In the pages that follow, you will read of our progress and setbacks

over the past year in making Seventh Generation as responsible and sustainable as it can possib