1% for the Planet
U Konserve believes that small changes and consistent, daily actions can have a huge impact on the global movement to help their planet. They also believe that organizations committed to this cause need support. In 2015 they made their annual environmental giving more concrete and transparent by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet, and pledging to donate 1% of their annual sales to non-profit organizations that benefit the environment. 1% for the Planet is a growing network of more than 1,200 environmentally conscious companies and brands representing industries that share the same common belief: environmental protection and good corporate citizenship are core business principles and their joint responsibility.
U Konserve knows their success is not driven by profit alone, and now they have a partnership to help them define, measure and adhere to their positive social and environmental impact. In 2015 they earned certification as a B Corporation, an acknowledgment of their commitment to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The designation places us among a vetted group of more than 1,600 companies committed to the growing movement of using the power of business as a force for good. As a mission-driven company, U Konserve is committed to reducing their impact on the planet not only by offering products to help eliminate waste, but also by conducting business with environmental health as their guide. Their team stays true to their mission to reduce waste, inspire stewardship, and operate a healthy business with integrity and responsibility.
Product Safety and Quality
U Konserve offers high-quality, long-lasting products sustainably designed to minimize waste throughout each product's life cycle. The longer their products last, the fewer resources are used to reach their collective goal: to reduce food-packing waste. They offer a Lids for Life guarantee in which they will replace a defective or damaged lid for free. They offer non-toxic, safe products that are tested by CPSIA-accredited independent labs to ensure that they are free of BPA, phthalates and lead. They offer products that are responsibly made in China and Taiwan in facilities that are working toward green practices, supportive of their mission to reduce waste and adhere to their supplier code of conduct.
About U Konserve
U Konserve is the result of two mothers' struggle to be environmentally conscious as their families grew. As they packed school lunches, they knew the plastic baggies, drink cartons and single-use containers leaving their homes were destined for landfill. With this in mind, they created a waste-free lunch kit, and in 2008 U Konserve was born. The desire was to have an impact beyond just creating durable, long-lasting products. The goal was to offer reusable and innovative solutions to change behavior and help the planet. That is the same goal that drives their mission today.