Aesop

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Victoria, Australia

Certified Since

October 2020

Industry

Personal care products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Australia

Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Their objective has always been to formulate products of the finest quality. This includes skin, body and hair care, as well as fragrance and accessories for self and space. Their formulations are vegan and have Leaping Bunny certification in recognition of a belief in supporting animal causes and underscored by the fact that they have never tested their products or ingredients on animals. Informed by a 30-year legacy of nourishing our communities, their philanthropic endeavours involve partnering with charities that amplify the voices of those who may not otherwise have a platform, with a particular emphasis on the development of literacy. Since its launch in 2017, the Aesop Foundation has committed more than $6.0m AUD to local partners. 20,000 hours of community volunteering was conducted by employees in 2019 and during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Aesop donated in excess of $3.4m of products to support communities, medical staff and services supporting family violence survivors. Aesop, along with Natura, The Body Shop and Avon, is part of Natura &Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Aesop earned an overall score of 87.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87.1
87.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.4

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 & Engagement3.4
Ethics & Transparency4.9
+ Mission Locked10

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 21.8

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.

Financial Security5.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.0
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction5.2

Community 24.0

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.0
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving6.0
Supply Chain Management8.5
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation0.9

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 18.8

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.

Environmental Management3.2
Air & Climate5.6
Water1.4
Land & Life5.4
+ Land/wildlife Conservation0.4
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.5

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.


Customers 3.9

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.

Customer Stewardship3.7
+ Health & Wellness Improvement0.1
+ Arts, Media, & Culture0

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score87.1

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