Coffee Circle

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Berlin, Germany

Certified Since

May 2016

Sector

Agriculture/Growers

Operates In

Ethiopia,

Germany

Coffee Circle is all about outstanding coffees delivered to your door. Coffee Circle stands for hand-picked specialty coffee and a direct and fair trade model that combines economic success with social impact. Coffee Circle personally sources coffees with strict principles, pays prices far above the world market and regularly visits the farmer cooperatives to build up personal relationships. Roasted in Berlin, Coffee Circle sells across Europe to private, corporate and wholesale customers mainly through its website coffeecircle.com Coffee Circle further invests 1 EUR per kg of roasted coffee sold, into projects at the grower communities to improve living conditions of the farmers and their families. The funds are invested with the goal to maximize social impact in the areas of health, education and agricultural training. Coffee Circle understands these development projects not as charitable giving, but as compensation for the high quality coffee its suppliers produce. That underlines the company’s belief in Entrepreneurship to be a key driver for economic development and social change in underprivileged countries in Africa and South America.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Coffee Circle earned an overall score of 97.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
97.1
97.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.6

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 Accountability0.1
Ethics1.3
Transparency3.3
+ 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 22.3

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 & Wages4.2
Benefits8.7
Training & Education0.8
Worker Ownership1.3
Management & Worker Communication2.0
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.0
Occupational Health & Safety0.7

Community 49.3

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 Creation2.5
Diversity & Inclusion0.0
Civic Engagement & Giving5.7
Local Involvement1.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.4
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation9
+ Designed to Give23.3

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 10.9

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, Plant0.6
Inputs0.2
Outputs0.2
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation6.2

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 Score97.1
2016 Overall B Impact Score111.8

Additional Documentation

Circle Products Disclosure Questionnaire


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: Community2018
Best For The World: Community2017

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