Ecosia GmbH

Certified B Corporation

Berlin, Germany

Certified Since

April 2014


Other info service activities


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Ecosia is a not-for-profit tech company that plants and protects trees. By dedicating 100% of its profits to the planet, Ecosia has planted over 180 million trees since its founding in December 2009. In addition to trees, Ecosia invests in environmental and social initiatives like regenerative agriculture, renewable energy and community-driven climate projects. Ecosia’s mission is to create simple ways for people to be climate active every day and it hopes to cultivate a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting. It does this by putting people and planet first, whether it’s collaborating with experts and communities to plant the right tree in the right place, by producing two times as much energy as is required to power its searches, or publishing its monthly financial reports online to show its commitment to transparency. Demonstrating that small changes can make a big difference when aggregated, Ecosia has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most impactful environmental movements, supporting the environment, local economies and social stability around the globe.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Ecosia GmbH earned an overall score of 106.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
106.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.3

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 & Engagement4.4
Ethics & Transparency4.8
+ 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 26.7

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 Security1.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.2
Career Development4.6
Engagement & Satisfaction6.2

Community 46.7

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, & Inclusion6.2
Economic Impact4.7
Civic Engagement & Giving5.6
Supply Chain Management1.5
+ Designed to Give26.4

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 10.6

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 Management1.2
Air & Climate4.8
Land & Life3.0

Customers 3.4

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 Stewardship3.4

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score106.8
2018 Overall B Impact Score113.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score98.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score98.2

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