Avallen Spirits BV

Certified B Corporation

Amsterdam, Netherlands The

Certified Since

January 2022





Operates In

Netherlands The

Avallen Avallen is the delicious moment when flavour and sustainability converge. A Climate Positive calvados, removing 2.73kg/CO2e per bottle, while saving the bees (a proportion of revenue from every bottle sold is donated to charities that support the protection of bees). Avallen is made with no added sugar and minimal processing, so this spirit tastes as good as it is to the planet! What is Avallen? It is a natural, fruity and floral calvados made with over 40 different varieties of apples. It’s produced in the West of Normandy, and aged for a minimum of two years in French Oak before being bottled with no added sugar or nasties! A seriously fresh take in the world of calvados. Floral aromas of fresh apples and honeysuckle on the nose, lead to a palate filled with flavours of toffee apple. The finish is long with hints of vanilla custard. Enjoy on the rocks or mixed with premium tonic. Avallen has been recognised as the world’s most sustainable spirit at both the 2021 Drinks Business ‘Green Awards’ and Just-Drinks Excellence Awards, as well as ‘Best Speciality Calvados’ at the World Calvados Awards.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Avallen Spirits BV earned an overall score of 82.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.1

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.

Mission & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency2.0
+ 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 10.5

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.

Financial Security5.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety0.0
Career Development0.6
Engagement & Satisfaction2.1

Community 29.7

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.3
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving1.0
Supply Chain Management3.6
+ Designed to Give13.8

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 27.0

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.

Environmental Management4.2
Air & Climate8.3
Land & Life6.1

Customers 0.0

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.

Customer Stewardship0.0

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score82.4

Additional Documentation

Avallen Spirits Disclosure Report 2022

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