Being

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

North Holland, Netherlands The

Certified Since

March 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Netherlands The

Being a new generation of developers, we have the ambition to do things differently. We are here to create sustainable environments where people can thrive. Our mission is to create habitats that empower communities, and make the world a happier and healthier place. We strive for positive impact beyond the here and now. Because we are all part of something bigger. Daring to see the bigger picture We consider the larger context of our impact. This goes beyond profit. It’s about being conscious of our influence on personal, public, ecological and economic well-being. Committing to a sustainable future We believe that commitment to short and long-term environmental goals is the only way forward. We are open to using new materials, innovative processes, and different ways of working. Fostering collaboration and teaming up We believe that collaboration and learning from each other leads to success. This means being empathic and honest, and involving local communities, governments, partners and experts, from the start of a project. Holding ourselves accountable We believe that being transparent and honest about our impact and results is necessary for sustainable progress. We are here to continuously learn, while taking responsibility and being a reliable partner.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Being earned an overall score of 83.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83
83 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.8

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
Corporate Accountability1.6
Transparency4.3
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 28.8

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.

Compensation & Wages6.5
Benefits12.8
Training & Education0.0
Worker Ownership2.6
Management & Worker Communication6.7

Community 18.2

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.

Job Creation0.8
Diversity & Inclusion2.4
Civic Engagement & Giving4.4
Local Involvement7.7
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.0

Environment 20.1

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.

Land, Office, Plant6.6
Inputs2.5
Outputs1.1
+ Training & Collaboration4
+ Community0.9
+ Certification3.6
+ Material & Energy Use0.6

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score83
2016 Overall B Impact Score84.4

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