Koskela Pty Ltd

Furniture, homewares, creative workshops, art gallery and Indigenous design facilitators.

Rosebery, New South Wales

Australia

www.koskela.com.au

About Koskela Pty Ltd

Koskela is an innovative and inspiring Australian furniture, design and lifestyle brand. Committed to exceptional design, manufacturing in Australia and championing social enterprise.

Koskela has multiple focuses. We design and manufacture furniture in Australia. We have a 2000m2 retail space and art gallery that showcases the best of Australian homewares and art. We offer bespoke design solutions for innovative workplace and education environments. We also collaborate with Australian Indigenous artists on the creation of design products.

Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky left corporate careers in 2000 to create a company that represented their values and had a purpose bigger than the mere pursuit of profits.

A passion for social enterprise drives us to empower Australian Indigenous artists and artisans. Approximately 10 percent of Koskela’s revenue goes towards developing design products that allow the makers to maintain their traditional culture, independent of Government funding.

Koskela became a certified B Corporation because it validates our purpose and allows us to become part of a community of like-minded companies.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 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.

14
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.

19
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
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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Overall B Score
81
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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