Combio Energia S/A

Certified B Corporation

São Paulo, Brazil

Certified Since

February 2014


Steam & air conditioning



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 109.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
109.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.8

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement1.4
Ethics & Transparency4.4
+ 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 26.6

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security4.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.1
Career Development3.2
Engagement & Satisfaction4.9

Community 14.9

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion1.2
Economic Impact8.8
Civic Engagement & Giving1.5
Supply Chain Management1.4

Environment 51.0

Environment 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 Management5.1
Air & Climate8.2
Land & Life4.3
+ Renewable or Cleaner-burning Energy29.7

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 1.4

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.4

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score109.9
2018 Overall B Impact Score94.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score89.9

Additional Documentation

Combio Energia S.A. Transparent Disclosure Report 2022

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