All Across Africa

Fair Trade baskets and jewelry

National City, California

United States

allacrossafrica.org

About All Across Africa

All Across Africa creates market-driven employment opportunities to improve and empower the lives of rural and poor people across Africa.

We became a B Corp because it's a healthy way to do business. The benefit corporation model is sustainable and scalable without having to rely solely on fundraising and donations and all the while maintaining focus on the goal.

The Change We Seek®

Most of the world's poor populations live in rural areas. Our focus is in the under- served areas of rural Africa. It's not always cost-effective or time-efficient in the short-term - but the long-term social impact is substantial.

Finding a steady source of income is difficult for many people. Despite economic and industrial growth in many African countries, countless people are left behind; hundreds of thousands barely survive each day. Strong sustainable employment opportunities that support stable growth is the missing ingredient.

We are leading a new way of helping rural families achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in artisans to generate a permanent gain in family income.

By providing artisans with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, materials, training and market access, we present a poverty-reducing solution that is sustainable and helps restore dignity. While financial aid has many benefits, we believe that business creates jobs that people are proud of, and creates a true partnership between market and producer.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2015
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.

17
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.

16
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).

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.

44
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.

16
6
Overall B Score
92
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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