x-runner Venture

Urban Sanitation Solutions

Lima

Peru

http://www.xrunner-venture.com

About x-runner Venture

x-runner provides waterless toilets and waste management services to families that do not have standard toilets.  x-runner makes customers’ daily lives more comfortable while providing a cleaner, healthier environment to live in. 

The x-runner toilets have been created with the customers and for the customers. The toilets function without any water or chemicals: just a handful of sawdust. 

We have become a B Corp to ensure our social and environmental impact for our customers, our partners and ourselves. As a young company we believe that our ideals have to be planted at our roots and with B Corp we can be certain to keep our values close.

 

The Change We Seek

 

At x-runner, it is about more than just the services they provide; it is enabling entire communities to better their environment and living situation.

x-runner makes a point of continuously engaging with its customers to improve their product and services.

x-runner is continually working on internal improvements as well.  The x-runner team comes from all areas of Peru, with various professional and social backgrounds. X-runner strives to foster an environment that encourages and supports team members with their educational and professional development goals. 

  

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2013
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.

3
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.

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.

66
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.

12
6
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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Company Highlights: 

Employees: Paid 100% above minimum wage; Provide free/subsidized meals to all full-time employees; Provide transportation subsidies

Community: Significant Suppliers are specifically screened for negative practices; Routinely engages in feedback from community members; Supports local academic institutions

Environment: Use low-emission vehicles to transport product; Buildings utilize systems for increasing water efficiency 

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

Miscellany: 

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