Biomimicry 3.8

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Montana, United States

Certified Since

January 2011

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Biomimicry 3.8 is the world’s leading bio-inspired consultancy offering biological intelligence consulting, professional training, and inspiration. Its mission is to train, equip, and connect the world–engineers, educators, architects, designers, business leaders, and other innovators–to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies. Whether it’s looking to native ecosystems to build factories that function like forests, or studying the armor-like abalone shell to help capture carbon, Biomimicry 3.8 helps organizations turn time-tested biological strategies into sustainable solutions. Since 1998, Biomimicry 3.8 has helped more than 250 clients and partners redesign carpets, furniture, manufacturing processes, airplanes, and even entire cities, all in nature’s sustainable image. Its leadership team, including co-founders Janine Benyus and Dr. Dayna Baumeister, have worked in concert with staff and partners worldwide to reach millions through talks, walks, and media as well as trained hundreds who now practice biomimicry in their professions.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Biomimicry 3.8 earned an overall score of 80.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.6
80.6 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 & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency2.8
+ 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 Security10.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety2.9
Career Development3.1
Engagement & Satisfaction3.8

Community 11.7

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, & Inclusion5.1
Economic Impact0.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Supply Chain Management0.7

Environment 4.5

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 Management0.7
Air & Climate0.7
Water0.0
Land & Life3.0

Customers 28.2

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 Stewardship2.9
+ Education9.3
+ Impact Improvement15

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score80.6
2016 Overall B Impact Score83.7
2014 Overall B Impact Score86.3
2012 Overall B Impact Score98.4
2011 Overall B Impact Score99.2

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