Benefit Corporations explained

To be a ‘B Corp’ not only means to want to be the best company in the world but also the best company for the world.

A Benefit Corporation voluntarily complies with rigorous social and environmental standards without renouncing its presence on the market, highly aware of its commitment to society and to the planet.
In these B Corp companies, sustainability is considered a key element of their work and the only way of guaranteeing a chance of having a future.

Present in 150 industries in 70 countries, the B Corp movement has only one purpose: to redefine a new business paradigm that is suitable for our times, feasible and replicable.

A commitment stemming from our history

For over a century we have been at the core of great Mediterranean tradition. From this experience we have learned how important are the culture of the land, the passion for quality and respect for the work that generates actual value and makes the world a little better. Every day we enter the homes of our clients not only to bring them our products, but most importantly to further a unique relationship that, in many cases, has been going on for decades. Because of all this, we feel we have been a Benefit Corporation from the very beginning. This is why we have started on a journey that will allow us to be one forever and always a better one.

The assessment process

In order to obtain Benefit Corporation certification, a company must pass a rigorous assessment and control procedure, called the Benefit Impact Assessment, that covers the company’s entire operation and analyses each aspect of its production and organizational model.

The assessment, that focuses on practices, initiatives and results obtained in terms of sustainability, generates a final score and evaluates four main areas:

1. Governance: the value model of reference in terms of transparency, fairness and competence

2. Workers: the system of relations with the workers in terms of ensuring their rights and the enhancement of their skills and personal aspirations

3. Community: the capacity to see the company as an active member of society, with impacts on suppliers, clients and the local community

4. Environment: monitoring of all production chain phases as regards the level of environmental sustainability of processes and products.

The Certification is granted if the company achieves a score of at least 80 points.