We can’t deny that 2017 was a big year for us at Inesscents. Packed with tenacious creative energy and principled execution, we are shining vibrantly as we look back. For the past 17 years that we have been in business, we have excelled as a leader in our industry. This year we were recognized as a top organization in our professional practices. Here’s a short review….
Taking a Look Back
Best for the World Award
Inesscents was awarded ‘Best for the World 2017’ by BCORP. The B Movement is continuing to grow as more and more businesses are interested in how they can not only make a profit, but also, support their local economies, communities, and make a positive difference in the world. We won in three categories this year!
- Environment: The Environment portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, emissions, and resource and energy use.
- Community: The Community portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. Our small team has donated to our community in the ways of fundraisers, art shows, music performances, theatre performances, volunteer work and free labor for those in need or just who need an extra hand. Collectively we donated 400 hours to our community supporting school sport programs, theater, art, music, labor and various local projects!
- Overall: This was HUGE! The full B Impact Assessment ensures that each company walks it talk. It evaluates and analyzes environmental stewardship, social commitment, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and much more. To win overall was an extremely proud moment for us, and we are honored.
Fair For Her
On International Women's Day Amber Ashley, Co-Founder and President of Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals was recognized by Fair Trade USA as a leading woman in the Fair-Trade industry. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. Amber IS the heart of Inesscents and this acknowledgment brought our entire crew smiles!
CBD Product Launch
This year we added four NEW CBD CO2 infused blends, each with a specific purpose to serve varying needs. Our CBD Oil is derived from the hemp plant and not cross bred with marijuana. This has allowed what used to be an entirely underground movement to step into the forefront of our favorite health and wellness stores. We are the first B-Corp company to carry CBD products and we do so with great honor and pride!
As we move into 2018, we do so with integrity, and dedication to serving our community, our planet and our industry. You can expect to see even more new products being introduced to our line as well as our continued standard of ethics upheld steadfastly. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us and given us the opportunity to succeed!