APIVITA SA

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Attica Region, Greece

Certified Since

October 2017

Industry

Personal care products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Greece

APIVITA was founded in 1979 by two young pharmacists who created the first natural products in their pharmacy in the heart of Athens and is the first Greek natural cosmetics company. APIVITA COSMETICS – DIETARY MEDICINES COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL COMPANY S.A. is a public limited company with registered offices in the Markopoulo Industrial Park, Mesogaias and the majority shareholding of the Company belongs to the Spanish PUIG group which is domiciled in Barcelona. The name APIVITA, meaning ‘life of bee,’ is derived from the Latin word APIS (bee) and VITA (life) and reflects its entire philosophy. Our logo, “the Bees of Malia”, depict two bees which are collaborating to transfer a piece of honeycomb to the hive and fully reflects our commitment to teamwork and synergies to achieve the best possible result. In this context and seeking the achievement of the critical Goal 17 (Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals), the company strengthened its collaborations with institutions, universities, and Non-Governmental Organizations during the two-year period of 2018-2021.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, APIVITA SA earned an overall score of 117.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
117.2
117.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.4

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 & Engagement1.2
Ethics & Transparency3.6
+ 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 25.0

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 Security3.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.7
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction3.8

Community 36.9

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.7
Economic Impact3.2
Civic Engagement & Giving3.2
Supply Chain Management3.1
+ Designed to Give21.3

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 43.4

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 Management4.3
Air & Climate5.9
Water3.0
Land & Life5.2
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process22.7
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation0.9

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.


Customers 4.4

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 Stewardship3.6
+ Health & Wellness Improvement0.5

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score117.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score84.5

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Environment2018

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