ecoBirdy

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Antwerp, Belgium

Certified Since

August 2019

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Belgium

Based in Antwerp, ecoBirdy has created a whole system from the collection and recycling of old plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture. After two years of intense research, ecoBirdy has brought valuable innovation for plastic recycling, presenting its four-piece collection of design furniture entirely made of recycled plastic and easily and completely recyclable again. An accompanying storybook and school-program introduces youngsters to the concept of circular design and inspires them to contribute to a more sustainable future. ecoBirdy also creates tailored solutions for companies with the goal to solve their plastic problems, making new products. Within one year, ecoBirdy was awarded by several international design prices and included in many exhibitions worldwide. The distinctive speckled look of the debut-collection - showing pieces of recycled plastic toys - was a conscious choice of the designers to make waste material look like something beautiful, “We wanted to change the perception people had of products made with recycled material". For the founders Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel it was essential to base each and every step of their business on social and environmental responsibility, with fair business practices as an integral part of the ethos.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, ecoBirdy earned an overall score of 94.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
94.9
94.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.8

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 & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency2.1
+ Mission Locked2.5

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.


Community 22.0

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, & Inclusion9.6
Economic Impact6.3
Civic Engagement & Giving0.8
Supply Chain Management5.2

Environment 63.7

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 Management3.6
Air & Climate4.5
Water0.8
Land & Life5.7
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process32.4
+ Resource Conservation12.4
+ Environmental Education & Information3.3

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.


Customers 2.3

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 Stewardship2.3


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score94.9

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