Animal Experience International

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Ontario, Canada

Certified Since

March 2013

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Canada

Animal Experience International (AEI) is an organization with a mission to help animals around the globe by matching clients with animal-related volunteer opportunities at sanctuaries, wildlife hospitals, animal clinics and conservation projects. Through their work as a wildlife veterinarian and as a volunteer coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation centres, Heather and Nora have come to understand the need for such an organization. AEI is committed to making sustainable and long lasting connections by partnering with only the very best organizations around the world. Quality, worry-free placements allow AEI’s clients to focus on taking care of the animals and getting the most possible from their volunteer experience! All of AEI’s partners are community-based organizations, and AEI works directly with the community to not only take part in conservation projects but to ensure that they are making a sustainable change. Each partner has been personally visited and assessed. AEI understands the negative impact that volunteer tourism can potentially have and is committed to ensuring their clients make a valuable and positive impact on their own lives as well as the lives of their Placement Partners around the world.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Animal Experience International earned an overall score of 117.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
117.6
117.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 20.5

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 & Engagement4.8
Ethics & Transparency5.6
+ 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.


Community 44.5

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, & Inclusion19.9
Economic Impact7.0
Civic Engagement & Giving11.1
Supply Chain Management1.7

Environment 48.7

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 Management4.2
Air & Climate1.0
Water0.7
Land & Life3.0
+ Land/wildlife Conservation39.7

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 3.7

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


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score117.6
2017 Overall B Impact Score159.6
2015 Overall B Impact Score109.3
2013 Overall B Impact Score120.2

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.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Overall2014

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