Certified B Corporation

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Certified Since

February 2014



Operates In


Combio Energia promotes the use of biomass as an alternative to fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas in steam and electricity generation for the industrial sector. They implement biomass boilers inside their clients’ facilities and manage the investments, operations, maintenance, and the sourcing of the biomass, leaving the client no financial or operational risks. Combio³s biomass supplies come from legal and sustainable sources. In most cases this biomass has no other use and is commonly disposed of improperly into the environment. The company was founded in 2008 and has been experiencing a fast and solid growth without leaving its ideals and values behind.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, COMBIO ENERGIA S/A earned an overall score of 94.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
94.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.9

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 & Engagement1.0
Corporate Accountability1.8
+ 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 22.9

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 & Wages5.5
Training & Education2.5
Worker Ownership0.9
Management & Worker Communication1.9
Human Rights & Labor Policy1.2
Occupational Health & Safety2.4

Community 13.1

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 Creation3.1
Diversity & Inclusion0.9
Civic Engagement & Giving1.2
Local Involvement4.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product3.9

Environment 44.2

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.2
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers4.6
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy14.8

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 0.0

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score94.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score89.9

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
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015

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