Oliberte Limited

Footwear, Bags

Oakville, Ontario

Canada

oliberte.com

About Oliberté

Oliberté is a Canadian premium leather goods company that sources its materials from and manufactures in Africa, creating and maintaining sustainable jobs. Established in 2009 with the intent to tap into the bustling fashion scene with high quality men’s footwear, Oliberté strives to prove that doing things differently is worthwhile (and good looking, to boot). Along the way, Oliberté is also mindful of the environment: the rubber used for soles is natural and the leather of the bags and footwear is hormone-free and free-range. Shoes that do.

We believe that in an ideal world, B Corp shouldn’t even have to be a label – every business should treat its employees awesomely and be mindful of the environment. Until then, though, being a B Corp allows us to show that it’s possible to play in the mainstream while making change, and to brush shoulders with and be motivated by other such inspiring companies.

The Change We Seek®

We believe that no one should feel they have to rely on aid to get by in a place with a potentially booming economy. Oliberté’s goal is to create sustainable jobs in Africa by staying local – sourcing materials there as well as hiring and manufacturing locally – so that people can start, or continue to, define their own lives. Beyond creating sustainable jobs, Oliberté aspires to demonstrate that Africa creates quality, handcrafted goods that can shine in any market and is a continent of pride, power, and liberty.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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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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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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Overall B Score
138
80

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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