WE ARE A B CORP™!

What does becoming a B Corp™ mean? It means being part of a global network of people that use business as a force for good. 

WE ARE A B CORP™!

Davines Group was born with the aim of being a business with a positive impact both on people and the environment. Through the years, we have carried out this goal with different projects, such as our Ethical Chart and our Sustainability Report . Today, we are proud to announce our commitment with an international certification!

In november 2016, Davines Group and its 2 brands – Davines and Comfort Zone – became a B Corporation®, a new type of company that meets the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Thus, we have become part of a group of almost 2000 Certified B Corporations® from more than 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. B Corp™ is a certification, like fair trade, but for the whole company.

To become certified, we had to meet the requirements of the nonprofit B Lab®, which measured “what matters”, meaning the performance of the company regarding five fields: workers, governance, community, customers and environment.

Our evaluation was excellent in several areas, which are:

  • The analysis of the product life cycle (SLCA) based on their environmental and social impact.
  • The reduction of materials for the packaging of our products, through a lower environmental impact choice and a more responsible product design.
  • The reduction of our waste, and an increase in the percentage allocated to recycling.
  • The involvement of all suppliers in the certification path.
  • The attention to the welfare of the company staff.

 

Some important data: Davines Group firmly believes in gender equality, with 48% of managerial roles filled by women. We recycled or recuperated 31% of our total waste, and we use 100% electricity from renewable sources.[1]

In our assessment, we earned a review of 99 points , on a scoring scale of minimum 80 out of a maxinum of 200. Our result shows high standards of efficiency and transparency.

As Bart Houlahan, co-founder of B Lab® asserted: “99 points is above average in the entire community of certified B Corporations, [...]and for the size of company that Davines is, that is a remarkable score, you should be really proud of that.”


Nevertheless, we consider this an improvable result, setting the bar to become better with time and the ambition to become step-by-step an example to follow, and the best company for the world!


[1] Annual results 2015 at head office, Sustainability Report