Corporación Hijos de Rivera. SL

Certified B Corporation

Galicia, Spain

Certified Since

December 2023





Operates In









United Kingdom,

United States

Hijos de Rivera is an independent, family-owned Galician company best known for our flagship beer brand, Estrella Galicia. In 1906, our founder planted the seed of a dream: to brew a unique and exceptional beer, deeply rooted in our land and that everyone would love. Since then, five generations of the Rivera family have nutured that seed, of our legacy. Today, over a century later, Corporación Hijos de Rivera is an international group specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of beverages with a clear differentiator: staying true to our roots and artisanal character. We take pride in growing while respecting our traditional processes, crafting our recipes, and creating innovative and unique products. And, above all, we are proud to do so while maintaining our capital 100% local and independent, our headquarters in Galicia, and our commitment to Galician culture and community pride – all hallmarks of our identity. We know we won't change the world alone, but we are naturally nonconformist and do everything in our reach to improve it. Therefore, we work with a steadfast purpose: to become the most beloved Big Craft, fighting against standardization and making a positive impact.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Corporación Hijos de Rivera. SL earned an overall score of 88.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.2 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 & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ 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 Security7.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.5
Career Development2.8
Engagement & Satisfaction6.5

Community 20.0

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, & Inclusion2.4
Economic Impact6.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.1
Supply Chain Management7.0

Environment 21.6

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 Management5.3
Air & Climate7.7
Land & Life6.5

Customers 4.1

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 Stewardship4.1

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score88.2

Additional Documentation

Corpotación Hios de Rivera Bottkes Water Statement 2023

Corporación Hijos de Rivera Disclosure Report 2023

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