Flow Hive (BeeInventive Pty Ltd)

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

July 2018

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Australia,

United States

Launched with a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign in 2015, Flow took the beekeeping world by storm with a “honey on tap” honey-harvesting system designed to be easier on the bees and the beekeeper. Invented by father and son, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, Flow technology has become synonymous with Australian ingenuity and innovation. Now being used in more than 130 countries, the brand is a prominent advocate for pollinators and for strengthening humanity’s connection with the natural world. Flow technology has been recognised with the Good Design Australia Product of the Year Award 2016, the D&AD White Pencil Award for Urban Living 2016, the Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award 2017, Silver at the World Beekeeping Awards 2017, and for inspiring thousands of new beekeepers all around the world.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Flow Hive (BeeInventive Pty Ltd) earned an overall score of 111.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
111.8
111.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.5

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 & Engagement2.3
Ethics & Transparency3.1
+ 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 20.2

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 Security3.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.2
Career Development2.4
Engagement & Satisfaction5.0

Community 19.8

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 Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.8
Supply Chain Management4.8

Environment 51.3

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 Management7.2
Air & Climate8.1
Water1.0
Land & Life8.4
+ Land/wildlife Conservation25.7

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 4.7

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 Stewardship4.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score111.8
2018 Overall B Impact Score92.6

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.

Best For The World: Environment2019

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