14th July 2021
Best for the World B Corps 2021
We have just been named as one of the Best for the WorldTM B Corps of 2021!
What is Best for the World?
The Best for the World are B Corps whose scores reach the top 5% of all B Corps worldwide in one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification.
At bio-bean we are recognized, out of more than 4,000 B Corps worldwide, for our efforts in the Environment area.
Given that all B Corps already meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, this is a recognition that we are incredibly proud of!
Why are we Best for the Environment?
Our business is built on a foundation of environmental sustainability. It’s inherent in what we do: upcycling spent coffee grounds into sustainable bio-based products for a circular economy. We reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the circular economy. But what about how we do it?
Well, we’ve taken various measures over the years to reduce our environmental impact. We work with existing waste management and logistics companies to collect the spent coffee grounds, thereby reducing the number of road miles and subsequent emissions in the process. We use a large-scale biomass boiler to power our upcycling process at our facility, and we have various water-saving measures in place as well.
But more than that, we’re undertaking an internal project – a Sustainability Improvement Plan – with input from our entire team. The project examines our day-to-day operations with the objective to continuously improve the way we do things, and therefore our impact on the environment as well as our workers and the wider community.
And of course, we’re not doing it alone. As part of the global B Corp community, we’re sharing and gaining insights into best practice for using our business as a force for good.
We are so proud to be named Best for the Environment! And congratulations to all our outstanding, fellow Best for the World B Corps.
You can see our B Impact Score and more details on our B Impact Assessment Report.
For more information on Best for the World, and to see the full list for 2021, visit the B Corp website.