Meliora Cleaning Products
Meliora (meh-lee-OR-ah) means Better. Really, it's Latin
Meliora Cleaning Products makes people- and planet-friendly home cleaning and laundry products in their Chicago, IL factory. Since day 1 in 2013, every ingredient has been listed on every product, giving you the information to make better choices for what you bring into your home.
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Why did you decide to become a B Corp?
Better isn’t just in our name; it is a reminder that every day we can improve on the status quo by offering cleaning products that are better for our customers and on the environment.
To have the most impact we choose to align with organizations that support what we believe and amplify our vision. Our B Corp Certification is a third-party evaluation and audit of our business practices; it highlights strengths in company ownership and governance (woman-owned), labor practices (living wages) and our product itself (low impact products and packaging). Through partnerships with 1% For the Planet and Women’s Voices for the Earth, we commit 2% of our annual revenues to environmental and charitable nonprofits. The MADE SAFE® seal signifies that our products and ingredients have been examined for whether they build up in the environment, our bodies, and aquatic toxicity. And Leaping Bunny is the highest standard for companies that are committed to using no animal testing. As we continue to grow, the foundations for our business must continue to meet our own expectations to be the very best company we can be.
What advice do you have for companies thinking of becoming a B Corp?
Simply. Do. It. If you're committed to a better way of doing business that considers, there's no better way to show it. It's easy to say a company is better for people and the planet - it's a whole other thing to answer the tough questions and be held accountable. The B Corp Assessment not only looks at what you've done in the past - it's also a roadmap for how to build your business.