Awards we’ve received
We’re honored and humbled to be the recipient of several awards for our work on behalf of the ocean.
A legal structure for mission-focused businesses that provide a public benefit and operate sustainably. This legal status empowers 4ocean to prioritize our impact alongside profit.
B Lab has certified that 4ocean meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
We donate at least 1% of our gross sales to environmental nonprofits through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved promotional support. Since 2017, we’ve donated over one million dollars to ocean-friendly organizations that have a proven track record of driving positive change for the environment and our planet.
We offset our company’s entire carbon footprint every year by restoring blue-carbon ecosystems like coral reefs, kelp and mangrove forests, and coastal watersheds through SeaTrees by Sustainable Surf.
Our entire supply chain has been audited by an independent, third-party organization to verify the chain of custody for our recovered ocean plastic and confirm that products made with 4ocean Plastic™ are made with recycled plastic that was recovered directly from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines by our professional, full-time cleanup crews.
GOTS is the highest standard for a finished organic textile. In addition to the cotton itself, GOTS regulates the social and environmental impact of the entire supply chain as well. All of our organic cotton can be traced back to the farms in India where it was grown free from GMO seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxic chemicals. No toxic chemicals are used to harvest, gin, or clean our cotton and our printing process is free from heavy metals, formaldehyde, plastisol, and other toxic chemicals.
This certification verifies that our bracelet cords and beads are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and glass bottles.
Every pound of trash you pull helps advance our mission of ending the ocean plastic crisis. And now, there are more ways to support the clean ocean movement than ever before!