S&D Social Impact

ANNOUNCING 

WE GIVE WITH EVERY PURCHASE. 

Small actions add up to big impact.

At Stella & Dot Brands, we’ve been purpose-driven from day one. We exist to help all women rise. Because when you help a woman thrive—financially, physically, and emotionally—she brings her community and the next generation up with her. And that means a better, more equal world for all humankind.

It starts with YOU.

When you order, we round up the total and donate products or funds based on the needs of our giving partners. 

Thanks to you, we support giving partners that focus on the health, financial, and emotional wellbeing of women and children.

The Stella & Dot Family of Brands engages and inspires our community to affect positive change in the lives of women and their families. Together, through the donations made possible by the sale of our products, rounding up with every order and commissions paid out to our Ambassadors, our collective small acts add up to make a big impact. 

Our purpose drives all we do.

Every Order Gives launches March 19th to Ambassadors 
Announcement live to customers April 8th at 12:01am PT

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Where can I find more information on the S&D Social Impact campaign? 

Beginning April 12th at 12:01am PT a new landing page will be live on our site. You can visit stelladot.com/ourpurpose to learn more about our purpose, giving partners, our giving history and what we value. Flip through our full 2021 Social Impact Report below or use this link to share with customers – https://www.stelladot.com/ourpurpose/socialimpact.

Is there a hashtag associated with this specific campaign? 
Yes. Please use #stelladotgives. 

When does this campaign launch? 
The announcement and campaign will go live to customers on our site on April 8th at 12:01am PT.  We will be announcing this March 19th to all Ambassadors prior to our customer launch. Customer and Ambassador orders from March 19th – April 8th will still be rounded up and donated even though the announcement has not yet been made to the public. 

To date, how much has Stella & Dot given back? 
Since we started S&D we have paid over $550 MILLION+ in Ambassador commissions and donated over $9 MILLION+ in cash and products to our giving partners. With the launch of Every Order Gives we will continue to give back even more! 

What did S&D give back to in 2020? 
With support from YOU, in 2020 we gave back to giving partners in North America that support women and their communities. We’re filled with gratitude for the work that we’ve been able to accomplish together during a year that was extremely challenging. To us, being kind and being of service to others is what it means to be part of the Stella & Dot Family of Brands. We’re so thankful to have you as part of our movement & family. 

Here are some of the causes + communities you helped us give back to in 2020:  

  • Healthcare professionals 
  • Racial justice advocacy 
  • Women experiencing homelessness 
  • Women fighting cancer 
  • Families facing food insecurity 
  • Underserved marginalized youth 

In 2020, Stella & Dot partnered with five non-profits: HollyRod Foundation, No Kid Hungry, Bright Pink Foundation, Dress for Success, and GLAM4GOOD Foundation. 

  • We hit over $1.1MM in lifetime support for breast cancer awareness
  • Over 83,000 units with a retail value of over $3MM donated in product and cash across our partners in 2020 alone 

More about our partners: 

GLAM FOR GOOD 

GLAM4GOOD Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses style and beauty to honor courage, empower self-esteem, ignite joy, and help women and children in need. GLAM4GOOD gives new clothing and personal care essentials to bolster confidence and provide critical aid to everyday heroes and people in need from communities, like-minded organizations, schools, hospitals, and non-profit partners. S&D donated over $218,000 in 2020. 

PROJECT GLIMMER 

Project Glimmer has partnerships with FOSTER CARES, HOMELESS, CRISIS CARE and YOUTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS for the underserved marginalized youth. 

Through Project Glimmer’s Social Supply Chain for Good, meaningful gifts and essential goods are delivered to thousands of young women each year instilling personal confidence. Stella & Dot Family of Brands is thrilled to work with Project Glimmer fulfilling 50,000 holiday gift requests for women across the US. 

Bright Pink 

Bright Pink is a non-profit organization that helps to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink works to ensure that all women have the information, resources, and tools they need to take charge of their health and get the care they need and deserve – no matter their circumstance. They’re committed to empowering all women on their journeys toward brighter, healthier futures. Since the beginning of the partnership in 2016, Stella & Dot Family of Brands has donated over $373,000. 

No Kid Hungry: No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. 

Holly Rod Foundation Autism Awareness: The HollyRod foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. The HollyRod foundation seeks to fill an unmet need by providing compassionate care and services to underserved individuals and families that are burdened financially and emotionally by a diagnosis. Since 2013, Stella & Dot Family of Brands has donated over $819,000 through this partnership. 

What does social responsibility and integrity mean at Stella & Dot? 
We all have this in common: A responsibility to the generations to come. We care deeply about the impact our business has on the environment and people’s lives. We work only with partners who share our values for social responsibility. 

When you shop with us, you can be sure:

  • Every product is ethically made
  • All packaging and printed marketing materials are made from recycled materials
  • Our beauty products are cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified 

What values does S&D uphold as a company?

  • We comply with local laws regarding the minimum age of employees 
  • We do not use any type of involuntary or forced labor, including indentured, bonded, prison or slave labor 
  • We treat all workers with respect and dignity 
  • Base employment is on an individual’s ability to do the job, not on personal characteristics or beliefs 
  • We treat women workers equally in all aspects of employment 
  • We comply with all local environmental laws applicable to their operations 
  • We provide workers a clean, safe, and healthy work environment 
  • We comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 

What does S&D do to support sustainability as a company? 
We are FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFIED 

More than 90% of our paper packaging is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The FSC certifies that paper and wood have been sourced in an environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable manner.  

More wins to tally up:

  • Saved more than 150  trees annually by eliminating printed packing lists & reducing packaging
  • Saved more than 1 million pounds of cardboard waste annually with use of poly jacket mailers 
  • Reduced waste packing materials by eliminating stuffing paper and cardboard inner layer sheets from select inbound shipments. 
  • We use glass bottles for many of our beauty products—easy to recycle, beautiful to reuse. 

What policies and product safety standards does S&D have? 
LESS BS (BAD STUFF) IN BEAUTY & FASHION

PRODUCT CREDO: CLEAN INGREDIENTS LIST 
We are committed to offering safe products in markets in which we do business around the world. We adhere to applicable state and federal laws, industry standards, codes, and regulations. For this reason, our products can be sold with confidence. If you don’t feel good, we don’t feel good. EVER products are paraben free, natural fragrance only, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and gluten free. 

Animal Testing Policy  
EVER takes the safety of the environment and animals very seriously. None of our products or ingredients are tested on animals at any stage in the product development process, nor do we ask our contract manufacturers to conduct animal testing. 

Fragrance Policy  
EVER discloses all fragrance ingredients, and we screen for the safety of each ingredient in our products. To fragrance our products, we use essential oils and products extracted from plants.  

What is the S&D brands Code of Conduct?

What is the S&D brands Code of Conduct?

Our Code outlines what we view as important in terms of Social Responsibility and it highlights some of the key standards that we expect of our partners to meet or exceed. In addition to our review, we expect our partners to have comprehensive and effective management systems and policies in place that enable them to monitor and measure their own compliance with our Code. 

AGE VERIFICATION 
No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15. 

FORCED LABOR 
All forms of forced, prison, compulsory or bonded labor, including prison labor, will not be tolerated by Stella & Dot. Partners shall maintain employment on a voluntary basis. Stella & Dot will not accept products from Partners who utilize in any manner forced labor in the manufacture or in their contracting, subcontracting or other relationships for the manufacture of their products. 

DISCIPLINE, HARASSMENT OR ABUSE 
Partners will provide a work environment free of harassment, abuse or corporal punishment in any form. Partners may not deny workers their rights and dignity. Corporal punishment and physical coercion must not be used. Partners must not engage in or tolerate sexual harassment, indecent or threatening gestures, abusive tone or language and undesired physical contact. 

DISCRIMINATION 
Stella & Dot recognizes that cultural differences exist and different standards apply in various countries; however, we believe that all terms and conditions of employment should be based on an individual’s ability to do the job, not on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. Stella & Dot expects Partners to have a social and political commitment not to discriminate against their employees in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or other similar factors. 

Freedom of association and collective bargaining. 
Partners must respect the rights of employees to exercise their lawful rights of free association and collective bargaining, and to join or not join the organization of their choice, without penalty or interference. In countries where freedom of association is prohibited, decided by the State, or limited (i.e. free trade zones), Partners should facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining for all workers. Workers’ representatives shall not be the subject of discrimination and shall have access to all workplaces necessary to carry out their representation functions. 

WOMEN’S ISSUES 
All Partners will ensure that workers who are women receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment. Pregnancy tests will not be a condition of employment or continuation thereof and pregnancy testing, to the extent it is provided, will be voluntary and at the option of the worker. Workers will not be exposed to hazards that may endanger their reproductive health and Business Partners will not force workers to use contraception.

HOURS OF LABOR 
Partners shall maintain reasonable employee work hours in compliance with local standards and applicable national laws of the countries in which the Partners are doing business. In any event, except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees will not work in excess of 60 hours per week, including overtime. Workers shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7 day period. Overtime shall be voluntary. We will not use Partners who, on a regularly scheduled basis, require employees to work in excess of the statutory requirements without proper compensation as required by applicable law. Employees should be permitted reasonable days off, breaks, lunch periods, and bathroom breaks. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 
Partners shall fairly compensate their employees by providing wages and benefits, which are in compliance with the national laws of the countries in which they are doing business or which are consistent with the prevailing local standards in the countries in which they are doing business, if the prevailing local standards are higher. Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted. Partners shall only use subcontractors who comply with this standard, if applicable. 

HEALTH & SAFETY 
Stella & Dot maintains a safe, clean, healthy and productive environment for its employees and expects the same from its Partners. Partners shall furnish employees with safe and healthy working conditions. Partners working on Stella & Dot merchandise shall provide adequate medical facilities, fire exits and safety equipment, well-‐lighted and comfortable workstations, clean restrooms, and adequate living quarters where necessary. Workers should be adequately trained to perform their jobs safely. 

CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 
Stella & Dot will favor Partners who take a progressive approach to minimize negative impacts on the environment. Partners shall have written environmental policies and standards and must comply with environmental laws, regulations and standards applicable to their industry. Stella & Dot encourages our Partners to reduce excess packaging and to use recycled and non-‐toxic materials whenever possible. 

SUBCONTRACTING 
Partners that wish to outsource or subcontract work on Stella & Dot products must obtain prior authorization for outsourcing or subcontracting from Stella & Dot. Complete information about the subcontractor should be provided in a timely manner. Subcontractors are expected to comply with the Stella & Dot Standards. 

HOMEWORK 
Homeworking is an important aspect of the world economy. In developing countries as many as 300 million people, more than half of them women, do paid work at home, making a significant contribution to household incomes among predominantly poor families. The lack of visibility of homeworkers in supply chains, combined with their complicated employment status in many countries, has made them a vulnerable group of workers. We believe that one of the first steps towards reducing the vulnerability of these workers is to take an open and positive position towards homeworking. By reacting negatively to instances of homeworkers in our supply chain, there is a danger of sending homeworkers underground and thus preventing any progress on improving their labor conditions, or unintentionally causing workers to lose their sole means of income. Therefore Stella & Dot does allow for the employment of Homeworkers if the Partner obtains authorization from Stella & Dot and agrees to abide by our Homework Guidelines and requirements. 

TRANSPARENCY 
Stella & Dot is committed to working with Partners who are open and honest with us. Stella & Dot Partners shall maintain complete and accurate records and information so that compliance can be effectively assessed. Partners must not falsify or understate any aspects of their operations to Stella & Dot or our representatives. Partners must not coach employees on how to answer questions or respond to inquiries by Stella & Dot or our representatives. 

MONITORING & COMPLIANCE 
Stella & Dot will undertake affirmative measures such as unannounced on-‐site inspections of Partner premises and production facilities, to monitor compliance with this Code of Conduct. Partners must maintain on site all documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct. Partners must allow Stella & Dot associates and/or its third party monitoring firm’s full access to premises and production facilities, worker records and workers for confidential interviews in connection with monitoring visits. 

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How is my order rounded up for Every Order Gives? 

Stella & Dot will round up the change on every order (both customer and Ambassador orders) beginning March 19 at 12:01am PT. This cost is incurred by Stella & Dot and not passed along to the customer or Ambassador. Simply by purchasing with us, customers and Ambassadors can know that the company is giving back with every order. For example, if a customer’s order total is $85.40, S&D will round up the change and donate 60 cents to our giving partners in both the US and Canada. 

Does S&D round up on the total order before or after tax and/or shipping? 

S&D rounds up the cents on the order total after all taxes and shipping fees have been applied. 

Can I select where S&D gives based on the round up from my order? 

No. Customers and Ambassadors are not able to select the specific giving partner that the round up on their order will go to. S&D provides funds or products based on the current needs of our giving partners. 

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If I purchase products from a Shop For a Cause boutique will my order also be rounded up? 

Yes! When you purchase specific products from a Shop For a Cause boutique a portion of the proceeds from those products will go to that specific partner. In addition, S&D will also round up the change from your entire order to donate towards our overall annual donation to a variety of giving partners that support women and children. It’s a double win and shopping you can feel good about. 

How will rounding up my order work with backordered, pre-sale, or split shipment items? 

S&D will round up the change on the order total at time of checkout after all taxes and shipping have been applied.

What does responsive giving mean? 
We practice responsive giving to support a range of partners. Responsive giving means that we listen to nonprofits and contribute in ways that best address their needs. This allows us to support a range of partners in the way that will help them the most. When you purchase a product, our partner nonprofits will either receive that exact same product, another S&D product they need more, or a cash donation. For every purchase, we give products or funds.

What causes does S&D support? 
Our giving partners support causes we are passionate about. Everyone who purchases a product becomes part of our mission and purpose to give back. 

We focus on:

o   Helping women & girls raised under the poverty line access safety and education to support gender and racial equality

o   Helping women and children fighting cancer

Where else you’ll see updates starting 4/8:

o   Helping women in uniform by offering service to active, spouses, and veterans transitioning to life outside the uniform.

Who are S&D’s giving partners? 
Our current & previous giving partners include: 

  • Glam4Good
  • Project Glimmer
  • Bright Pink
  • Sunshine Kids
  • Hollyrod Foundation
  • Dress for Success 
  • Girls inc 
  • Every mother counts
  • Red Cross Disaster Relief
  • & many more 

You can find this information and much more at stelladot.com/ourpurpose and by reading our 2021 social impact report. 

How are S&D’s giving partners selected? 
S&D supports giving partners that focus on the health, financial, and emotional wellbeing of women and children. We evaluate partners based on their needs, alignment with our mission and purpose, and share our values for social responsibility, integrity and code of conduct. 

I want to recommend a giving partner or organization. How do I do that? 
You can visit stelladot.com/ourpurpose. At the bottom of the page you can connect with us to recommend or suggest future giving partners. 

How does S&D give back year round? 
There are 4 main ways that S&D gives back throughout the year: 

1. WE GIVE WITH EVERY ORDER

To date, we’ve donated more than $9 million in cash and donated products—and we’re just getting started. We believe supporting organizations that help women rise creates a ripple effect that will make a better, more equal world for everyone. We round up and donate cash from every purchase. 

2. SHOP FOR A CAUSE

We donate a portion of proceeds from Shop For A Cause merchandise to support women and children fighting cancer, raising autism awareness, and more.

3. GET TOGETHER, GIVE TOGETHER

Ambassadors offer virtual or in-person Shop For A Cause Events that can help raise money or product donations for a cause you care about in your community. 

4. A COMMUNITY OF OPPORTUNITY

It’s our mission to economically empower women through our Ambassador opportunity. Our Ambassadors collectively support each other, while working towards individual goals and passions.  

  • We’ve paid out $550 million (and counting) in commissions to Ambassadors.
  • Our model makes success accessible with no risk and no experience.
  • Flexibility and financial empowerment are the heart of what we offer

In 2020, Stella & Dot partnered with five non-profits: HollyRod Foundation, No Kid Hungry, Bright Pink Foundation, Dress for Success, and GLAM4GOOD Foundation. 

  • We hit over $1.1MM in lifetime support for breast cancer awareness
  • Over 83,000 units with a retail value of over $3MM donated in product and cash across our partners in 2020 alone 

More about our partners:

GLAM FOR GOOD 

GLAM4GOOD Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses style and beauty to honor courage, empower self-esteem, ignite joy, and help women and children in need. GLAM4GOOD gives new clothing and personal care essentials to bolster confidence and provide critical aid to everyday heroes and people in need from communities, like-minded organizations, schools, hospitals, and non-profit partners. S&D donated over $218,000 in 2020. 

PROJECT GLIMMER 

Project Glimmer has partnerships with FOSTER CARES, HOMELESS, CRISIS CARE and YOUTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS for the underserved marginalized youth. 

Through Project Glimmer’s Social Supply Chain for Good, meaningful gifts and essential goods are delivered to thousands of young women each year instilling personal confidence. Stella & Dot Family of Brands is thrilled to work with Project Glimmer fulfilling 50,000 holiday gift requests for women across the US. 

Bright Pink 

Bright Pink is a non-profit organization that helps to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink works to ensure that all women have the information, resources, and tools they need to take charge of their health and get the care they need and deserve – no matter their circumstance. They’re committed to empowering all women on their journeys toward brighter, healthier futures. Since the beginning of the partnership in 2016, Stella & Dot Family of Brands has donated over $373,000. 

No Kid Hungry: No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. 

Holly Rod Foundation Autism Awareness: The HollyRod foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. The HollyRod foundation seeks to fill an unmet need by providing compassionate care and services to underserved individuals and families that are burdened financially and emotionally by a diagnosis. Since 2013, Stella & Dot Family of Brands has donated over $819,000 through this partnership. 

Are S&D donations provided to giving partners in the US and Canada? 
Yes. S&D works with a variety of giving partners that support the needs of women and children in North America. We provide product or much needed cash to support causes we care about. 

  • 4/1
    • Shareable images available in Mimi
    • S&D Purpose video live in Mimi under Recommended to Watch, Sales Events and Enrollment Videos, and on YouTube.
  • 4/12
    • Social impact landing page launches at www.stelladot.com/ourpurpose. This will include our comprehensive Social Impact Report.

Download this PDF to share with customers!

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Customer & Ambassador facing
Site Messaging

  • Homepage 
  • Site banner
  • On each product details page 
  • Content blocks on shopping pages 
  • In cart 
  • During checkout 
  • Order confirmation emails
  • Announcement of Every Order Gives 
  • On-going messaging in customer emails 

Social 

  • Organic and paid social posts 

Press

  • Official press release going out supporting announcement of every order gives 

Ambassador Facing –

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Updates to the Lounge in May

  • Total amount that has been donated based on their purchase history in the lounge 
  • Lounge order confirmation page

  • Announcement of Every Order Gives 
  • On-going messaging in customer emails 

Social 

  • Organic and paid social posts 

Press

  • Official press release going out supporting announcement of every order gives 

LEGAL LINE: 

*THE ABOVE ARE INITIATIVES THAT STELLA & DOT FOUNDATION HAS SUPPORTED THROUGH ITS DONATIONS TO ITS CHARITABLE PARTNERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT STELLADOT.COM/OURPURPOSE

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