Acción Verde SAS

Ecological Restoration

Bogota, Cundinamarca

Colombia

www.accionverde.org.co/

About Accion Verde

Accion Verde is a Colombian for profit enterprise that obtains revenues by producing positive social and environmental impacts, by planting trees in strategic places of Colombia, calling on third party Social Responsibility resources.

Accion Verde's founder has been involved in sustainable development, associating my two careers, Economics and Anthropology since the beginning of his professional career. Accion Verde believes that the basis for a more just society, with people and the Planet, must include generating employment, entrepreneurship, with economic benefits for owners as well as collaborators. This social/environmental thrust for sustainable and just development, motivated their team to become a B Corporation.

We became a B Corp because:

  • We are interested in a network such as B Corporation, that explains to public the importance of the economic strength for environmental and social companies.
  • B Corporation Certification allows the connection between companies that share common interests and goals in order to promote sustainable development.
  • B Corporation promotes a new sector of economy, which was previously managed by NGOs, by educating stakeholders of this companies, showing that it is possible to work for sustainable development even with earnings and important returns.

The Change We Seek®

Accion Verde strives to generate ecological restoration in strategic places of Colombia, prevent natural disasters while mitigating climate change. They hope to create a new society, more inclusive and in tune with the protection of the environment, that will help improve the basis for Colombian and Planetary sustainable development. Each person, each enterprise must and should, do a green action (Acción Verde), and Accion Verde offers them that possibility with protective reforestation.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

63
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
120
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Offers 2+ months of paid maternity leave; Provides external skills-based, managerial, and language training; Full time workers own 10% of the company

Community: Screens significant suppliers for both positive and negative practices; Adheres to Fair Trade pricing agreements with cooperative members that provide crops; 50% of workers are women; Partners with local nonprofits

Environment: 60% of fertilizer used is organic; Does not use pesticides or agrochemicals; Harvests rainwater and reuses organic waste from crop cultivation; Majority of supplying farms monitor and record local endangered species and biodiversity; Uses non-GMO seed

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree

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