ABURY Collection

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Berlin, Germany

Certified Since

May 2017

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Ecuador,

Germany,

Morocco

ABURY is connecting modern designers and traditional artisans to preserve crafts, create economic opportunity for the artisans and foster intercultural understanding! ABURY believes that style, quality and morals are not mutually exclusive. In fact, it is the combination of the three that is truly magical. For this, ABURY has created the ABURY Cycle of Great Design: It starts with the ABURY Design Experience, the first global designer contest for intercultural exchange. ABURY sends the winning designer to craft communities for two months to live and work with the artisan community. In this time, in a co-creation process, a capsule collection is being produced (fashion and interior accessories). This collection is marketed and sold by ABURY through its own channels - communicating the stories behind the products and the people who made them. And finally, ABURY gives back the hours of production of each product in hours of education to the respective artisan community. The education projects are implemented by the ABURY Foundation that receives donations and 50% of the profits of ABURY! The artisan learns that his work is contributing not only to his better welfare but also to the better development in his community.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, ABURY Collection earned an overall score of 114.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
114.6
114.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.6

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and 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.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Corporate Accountability0.4
Transparency3.4
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 23.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and 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.

Compensation & Wages3.8
Benefits8.9
Training & Education1.1
Worker Ownership3.0
Management & Worker Communication5.4

Community 68.9

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and 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.

Job Creation2.1
Diversity & Inclusion4.8
Civic Engagement & Giving8.4
Local Involvement4.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product9.6
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation23.9
+ Designed to Give15.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 14.8

The Environment Impact Area 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.

Land, Office, Plant5.5
Inputs5.1
Outputs1.7
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.5
+ Environmentally Innovative Wholesale Process0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area 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 and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

+ Serving in Need Populations0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2017 Overall B Impact Score114.6

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

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