Aboca S.p.A. Società Agricola

Certified B Corporation

Tuscany, Italy

Certified Since

November 2019


Agricultural Processing



Operates In








United States

Aboca is the leading group in the therapeutic innovation based on natural complexes. Aboca produces advanced, effective and safe medical devices and food supplements made of natural substances for human health and well-being. The company operates in a strongly research-oriented context, using the criteria of Evidence-Based Medicine. Since 1978, Aboca runs a fully vertically integrated supply chain, from the organic cultivation of medicinal plants to production and distribution in 15 countries. All the activities are developed in order to produce 100% naturally. Their research involves different areas using the most advanced methods. Apoteca Natura is an international network of 900 pharmacies in Italy, Spain and Portugal, specialised in guiding people along their path to health awareness and prevention with a particular focus on natural products. Farmacie Fiorentine AFAM SpA consists of 21 Municipal Pharmacies in Florence aimed at ensuring the access to advanced and personalized social and health services for citizens and tourists. All Aboca Group’s companies became Benefit Corporations according to Italian law in order to enhance their commitment towards the creation of common good.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Aboca S.p.A. Società Agricola earned an overall score of 112.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
112.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.7

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Workers 20.4

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Community 17.3

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Environment 50.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Customers 11.0

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score112.7

Additional Documentation

Aboca Score Methodology, Summary, & Brand List_2019

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