Small Giants Australia

Create, support, nurture and empower social enterprises

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.smallgiants.com.au/

About Small Giants

Small Giants Australia was founded in 2007 to create, nurture and empower businesses that are shifting us to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world.

Small Giants acts as a catalyst for change, using business as a meaningful tool to create the world we want to live in. From deep partnerships with start-up social enterprises, to investments in large-scale social and environmental projects, to radically sustainable property development, the Small Giants portfolio reflects a deeply passionate and innovative ethos.

We believe that meaningful business has the power to change the world. To belong to a community of meaningful businesses is both inspiring for us internally and enriching for the global community. As a defined group we have more impact together than in isolation, proving that values driven decision making in business is essential for healthy communities. That’s why we’re so proud to be a member of the B Corp family.

The Change We Seek®

We strongly believe that social enterprise and meaningful businesses should be disruptive by nature. They should convey not only their product or service, but also their enlightened business-method to the world. Loudly. They should scream it from the rooftops and influence as many people as possible.

We seek a world where business, alongside the non-profit sector, is the driver of positive change in the world. We seek a world where the core product or service of every business is linked directly with positive social or environmental impact. A world where the concept of “shared value” has moved beyond an academic conversation and towards a common reality.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 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.

10
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.

26
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).

18
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.

21
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.

14
6
Overall B Score
89
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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