Qero Ecovasos

Reusable cups for all kind of occasions

CABA, buenos aires

Argentina

www.ecovasos.com

About Qero Ecovasos

Qero fights against the environmental scourge of disposable cups by replacing them for reusable ones. The ultimate goal of Qero is to help provoke a cultural change by making people aware of the harmful effects of using disposable items, focusing on communication, high quality products and great service.

Qero handles a 360° scope of the business, from the production of cups, washing and drying services, assessment in communication and calculation of environmental impact metrics, and finally the recycling of damaged cups (less than 1%) into other sustainable products such as portable trash cans or bike mudguards.

Qero's main customers are festivals, beverage companies, artisan beer brewers, corporate and state offices, all of which have embraced the habit of reusing. In the first 4 years since its birth, the company has been able to avoid the use of 50 million disposable cups, which represent 800 tons of plastic waste and 3.000 tons of CO2 emissions.

Somos una Empresa B porque ponemos en práctica y creemos en una forma distinta de hacer negocios, que tiene como principios rectores a la sustentabilidad ambiental y social, y que entiende que el éxito económico está supeditado a estas dimensiones. A través del reemplazo de vasos descartables por vasos reutilizables transmitimos un mensaje sustentable a nuestros usuarios finales, clientes y proveedores, invitándolos a repensar su rol como actores responsables.

The Change We Seek®

A través del reemplazo de vasos descartables por vasos reutilizables, Qero busca convertir una simple pregunta en el puntapié inicial de un cambio de hábito de consumo: “¿porqué descartar cuando podemos reutilizar?”. Basándose en productos y servicios de gran calidad y haciendo foco en la comunicación como principal arma de concientización, la misión de Qero es que este cambio de hábito ayude a provocar un cambio cultural con un profundo impacto en el consumo responsable de la sociedad en su conjunto.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2017
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.

28
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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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.

40
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
82
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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