Maria Farinha Filmes

Film

Pinheiros, São Paulo

Brazil

www.mff.com.br

About Maria Farinha Filmes

Maria Farinha Filmes wants to make a difference by changing the way that people see the world. They want to communicate stories through audiovisual media, that inspire positive impact. They works primarily on social and environmental films. For example, their film Way Beyond Weight (2012) deals with childhood obesity. This issue afflicts over 30% of the infant population in Brazil. The film was made available online and reached over one million viewers, besides being utilized to coach Brazilian health and educational professionals. Maria Farinha Filmes also has other projects that involve research in children play, Brazilian culture, and activism that are being produced for TV, cinema and the Internet.

By becoming a B Corp, we hope to become part of a network of companies that share the same way of thinking. This allows for an exchange of experience that is extremely valuable for any business. We hope to buy, sell, trade, offer, receive, share, publicize, and mainly talk as members of this community.

The Change We Seek®

Audiovisual content has shown itself to be a tool of extreme efficiency that possesses great potential power for transformation. Unfortunately, themes necessary to improve humanity are generally treated with less care than commercially driven ones. Maria Farinha explores those themes while always searching for quality and excellence. Also, in the making of Maria Farinha's films, sets are always functioning with social and environmental concerns in mind.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2013
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.

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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).

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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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6
Overall B Score
98
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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Miscellany: 

Press

  • 10 Documentaries to Change Your Life (Portuguese) Go »
  • "Way Beyond Weight" and the Tragedy of Childhood Obesity (Portuguese) Go »
  • One in Three Children is Overweight in Brazil (Portuguese) Go »

Video

  • Satisfeito - Apresentação Go »
  • Criança, a Alma do Negócio - Trailer Go »

Social Media