FAQ & Affiliate
Frequently Asked Questions
We look for brands that satisfy the three pillars of sustainability – environment, society and economy.
Let us now tell you what each pillar means to us.
When we talk about ‘environment’, we look for brands that have adopted an overall eco-friendly approach with regards to sourcing, processing, production, manufacturing and other overall operations. We focus primarily on locally manufactured products that are non-toxic, organic, cruelty-free and plastic-free. We are also inclined towards brands that manufacture in low-carbon, circular loop factories, that are owned by marginalized communities, and those that have social initiatives that give back to the communities they work in or to the planet.
When we talk about ‘society’, we look for brands that give utmost priority to the welfare and well-being of their workers by offering fair working hours, a healthy and safe work environment, timely and reasonable compensation.
When it comes to ‘economy’, we look for brands that create value for the stakeholders in their supply chain.
So if a brand satisfies all the three pillars, it gets featured on the Ecowiser extension!
Our goal at Ecowiser is to highlight brands and products that solve the environmental and health problems that conventional products create. To that end, we have in place our own sustainability rating system.
To make sure that these brands are really as good as they say they are, we use an evidence-based approach by focusing on different areas:
- Certifications – Though there are numerous different certifications available across the world, we’ve vetted them to include only ones that are reliable & relevant. Only certifying bodies that are non-profit, independently funded, with strict certification criteria that conduct periodic reviews make the cut.
- Third Party Reports – We also assess Third Party Reports generated by various authorities in the field while making our decision.
- Public Information – We also take into account the public information available by companies on their own websites.
- Reviews and Recommendations – Another factor we consider is reviews & recommendations from trustworthy eco-blogs and sustainability experts.
All products featured on the extension meet one or more of the 7 values that we believe define sustainability. They are: Waste Reduction, Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Toxin-Free, Animal Welfare, Fair Labor Practices, Social Initiatives and Accessibility.
Help us spread the word! The more people we can get using the Ecowiser chrome extension, the greater impact we can create together!
Every time you water your plant, you help it grow! Similarly, every time someone makes a purchase using the Ecowiser chrome extension, they directly help an eco-friendly business sustain themselves & grow! We are all in this together, and by rooting for these wonderful businesses, each of us may have a far greater impact than you might imagine.
Our Value and Commitment
At Ecowiser, we pride ourselves on our meticulous research approach. Our in-house team, comprising sustainability researchers, ecologists, doctors, and climate specialists, is dedicated to curating and thoroughly investigating brands and product lines. Learn more about our rating system here.
We recognize that within the current global system, achieving 100% sustainability and ethical operations is a challenging goal for most brands. Ecowiser understands these constraints and focuses on progress and efforts made towards sustainability, rather than perfection.
Our Brand Directory & Product Recommendations
We maintain clear agreements with our sponsors, ensuring that our opinions remain unbiased and truthful. We prioritize our ethical standards and will decline sponsorship offers that conflict with our commitment to honest sustainability advocacy.
While activism plays a critical role in demanding change and exposing greenwashing, our focus at Ecowiser is on the positive strides being made in the world of sustainability. We aim to inspire better behavior and practices through acknowledgment and support. We thank you for your trust and support in our journey towards a more sustainable world.