How we assess our
Each brand on our platform goes through a verification process (scroll down for full process) before becoming a SWITCH brand partner. A pivotal part of the partner selection process is our assessment of a brand’s sustainability credentials. While our assessment and selection process is very thorough, we recognize we are not an accrediting body nor do we claim to be. Our approach is transparency driven. We showcase each brand’s sustainability credentials in their sustainability profile, which allows each consumer to individually assess each brand before choosing to shop with them. Each brand is assessed across the below eight areas:
Company mission & values
Internal policies & practices
Environmental impact of product
Our partner selection process is broken down into five phases:
We conduct our own independent research and due diligence based on publicly available information.
Interview with leadership
We engage company leadership to verbally assess each company’s eligibility under the criteria outlined above.
Following a successful interview, the brand completes an application form which questions leadership across the outlined areas of eligibility in more detail.
We collate all information to make an informed decision on whether or not a partner is accepted on the platform.
Our review process is subject to continuous iterations based on new learnings, knowledge, research, peer reviews and specific industry developments.