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At Compassionate Essentials we have gone through the process of choosing environmentally and socially responsible products for you. Deciding which products to buy can be confusing because there are so many complex and sophisticated standards used for product and company evaluations.
Our evaluation process is based on non-harming and caring
We offer products that have been chosen using strict standards drawn from Buddhist ethical practices, driven by the simple but powerful universal principles of non-harming and caring. For us concern for the health and safety of all is as important in business as it is in any family.
Our global approach, guided by these essential principles, ensures that the product, the company that manufactures it, and the treatment of its employees are all considered. This insures that all aspects of a business are accounted for, including the environmental and social costs and benefits, examining the effect on everything from greenhouse gasses to workers in third-world countries.
The specific standards we use to evaluate our products are derived from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Five Mindfulness Trainings. We have adapted these teachings into product-selection requirements that include: carbon footprint, lifecycle analysis, raw material sourcing, transportation, packaging, distribution methods, use, disposal, factory design, company investments, employee working conditions, and benefits.
“May the benefit of our good work enhance the happiness of all beings everywhere.”