Delight Co., Ltd.

Hearing aids

Seoul, Korea

Korea (Republic of)

www.delight.co.kr/

About Delight

Delight manufactures and distributes hearing aids at affordable prices. While untreated hearing loss may lead to social isolation of the elderly population, Delight aims to prevent such emotional and social consequences with its products, hearing aids. In order to provide qualified products at affordable prices, Delight used appropriate technology to standardize the hearing aids that are more fit for Asian physical characteristics and distributed them solely via its directly owned branch stores nationwide. Delight was able to launch a product at an innovative price of approximately $299, which was equivalent to the government subsidy for hearing impaired people in Korea. Today Delight provides diverse models ranging from 2 to 16 channels.

As an established pioneer in the realm of social enterprises in Korea, Delight endeavors to continuously enhance its identity as a well-intentioned and yet sustainable corporation. Connecting with B Corps worldwide will enable us to gauge where we are currently at and to guide where we should be heading to set the global standards.

User-added image

The Change We Seek®

Delight’s primary goal is to “make a world where there is no one who cannot listen because one has no money.” It cut down costs with appropriate technology and lean distribution channel. For those who have difficulty in paying a lump sum upfront, Delight provides interest free installment payment services up to 12 months when paying with credit cards. In addition, Delight created job opportunities not only for senior citizens who are aged over 65 to deliver the products from the headquarters to the branch stores, but also for the hearing-impaired people who are dexterous and highly developed in hand-eye coordination.

 User-added image

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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.

7
10
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.

16
22
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.

30
32
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.

15
9
Overall B Score
128
80

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

view full reports »

Company Highlights: 

Workers: Subsidizes meals, transportation, and housing; Offers tuition reimbursement, external and internally-led skills based training.

Community: Screens all significant suppliers for negative practices; 100% of significant suppliers have internationally-recognized product certifications; Donates financial or in-kind support to local non-profits, hospitals/schools, and scholarship programs, among others; Donates >10% profits to community outreach.

Environment: Has extensive recycling program on premises; Uses strict energy saving strategies in office; Uses shipping methods with lower environmental impact.

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

Miscellany: 

Videos

•  Go »
•  Go »

Blogs/Feeds

•  Delight Facebook Go »
•  Delight Blog Go »
•  Delight Twitter Go »