Roots for Sustainability (R4S)

Impact metric and inclusive business development consultancy services

Barcelona, Barcelona

Spain

www.r4sgroup.com

About Roots for Sustainability

Roots for Sustainability (R4S) is a sustainable projects boosting organization that conceives, designs, analyzes, executes and monitors its flourishing initiatives with the most adequate partners for each occasion. R4S stands as an innovative agent for the creation of regenerative, profitable, global and endurable business actions.

R4S specializes in inclusive business development for the innovative international competitiveness improvement, and with special emphasis on environmental challenges and developing countries’ needs.

We are a purpose-driven organization working for building a sustainable and inclusive society where companies have a leading positive and transformative role. Being a B Corporation allows R4S to uphold these values consistently, while showing our explicit commitment to all our partners.

The Change We Seek®

R4S is in business to inspire and support sustainable enterprises with positive social and environmental impact. Impact-driven ventures are optimal vehicles to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

R4S wants to be part of a leading movement in how companies integrate sustainability criteria to design, market and distribute products to benefit low-income customers. By providing ideation and assessment services, training and capacitation courses, impact metrics performance evaluation and piloting new business models, R4S seeks to be a supportive actor for private businesses and public administrations leading this vision.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2014
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.

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).

48
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.

35
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
105
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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