TriCiclos Brasil


Santiago, Santiago


About Triciclos

TriCiclos is a company created to make sustainability contagious. As Jay Coen Gilbert said, “TriCiclos is a tool for promoting sustainability and citizenship, masquerading as a recycling company”. TriCiclos offers Puntos Limpios (clean points) for citizens and companies to learn to recycle and become conscious consumers, acting to solve the problems of waste management. Working where there are no existing solutions, TriCiclos recycles some 20 materials, most of which have very low commercial value, promising that every material received is effectively recycled. TriCiclos supports companies, schools, and other organizations that want to learn how to act in a more sustainable way, and sells products with low environmental impact to support sustainable habits.

When we created TriCiclos, we thought that we were inventing a new kind of company. We became the first B certified company in South America, and we were happy to realize that we are not alone but we are actually part of a community. The B Corp certification helps us keep TriCiclos as a place where we can all be better people, parents, and citizens. TriCiclos wants to contribute to strengthen the movement that creates a new sector of the economy, and promote public policies that help change markets towards people, not just profits.

The Change We Seek®

A world where our children and grandchildren are surprised to hear that there was something called “waste”, where sustainable habits are normal practice for everyone, and where success is measured in terms of happiness and well being for planet and people.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Recycled 731 metric tons of waste headed for landfills last year; 100% of products support the reduction of overall waste sent to landfills

Employees: 100% of workers take advantage of internal job training

Community: >50% of all purchases are made locally; All suppliers screened for positive impact



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