BVDV Advocaten & Fiscalisten

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Utrecht, Netherlands The

Certified Since

January 2015

Industry

Legal activities

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Netherlands The

BVDV Advocaten & Fiscalistenhas the relevant knowledge and experience to assist and advise entrepreneurs in all manner of legal issues and disputes they may face. The BvdV team is made up of specialised attorneys and tax advisers who are able to advise businesses and private individuals in civil law and taxation issues. They offer a one stop shop for enterprises, with experts in Corporate law, M&A, Tax, Finance, Restructuring & insolvency law, Liability, Employment and Commercial contracts. BvdV operates on trust and transparency. In respect for their employees, they are 100% transparent, both regarding organisational and financial topics, including salaries and business results. Each and every employee has an understanding of and a say in the direction of the organisation. At BvdV, the emphasis is on cost reduction rather than turnover. In fact, rather than turnover targets, they have a turnover cap. In order to offer every employee an equal opportunity to succeed, BvdV has chosen to limit the period of share ownership, thus safeguarding promotion opportunities for all. After all, employees must have a realistic shot at share ownership, which, in turn, means that talent is kept in house. BvdV is always looking for collaborations with B corps and other impactful businesses.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, BVDV Advocaten & Fiscalisten earned an overall score of 80.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.2
80.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.9

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 & Engagement0.3
Ethics & Transparency5.5
+ 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 33.8

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.

Financial Security5.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.7
Career Development5.4
Engagement & Satisfaction8.3

Community 21.4

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, & Inclusion4.7
Economic Impact11.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.4

Environment 7.2

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 Management2.5
Air & Climate1.3
Water0.5
Land & Life2.7

Customers 1.7

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 Stewardship1.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score80.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score81.1
2015 Overall B Impact Score80.3

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: Workers2019
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Workers2017
Best For The World: Workers2016

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