Ecozema Srl società benefit

Certified B Corporation

Province of Vicenza, Italy

Certified Since

July 2022


Rubber & plastics products



Operates In


It started in the beginning of the 20th century, when we were making large wooden pliers for the tanning industry, which was quite developed in our area. Hence the name of our company: Fabbrica Pinze Schio, Schio Pliers Factory, registered in 1941. During the 60s, other than wood, we started using the first thermoplastic materials and injection molding machines, and we begun introducing industrial automation, often developed by ourselves. The ZEMA brand was established during the 70s as the acronym of the company owners’ initials. In the year 2000, we started our research towards sustainability and were among the first to test biopolymers and post-consumer recycled plastics. After five years of testing, in 2005 we were finally able to launch the ECOZEMA brand, a range of biodegradable and compostable foodservice ware. Our cutlery was the first in the world to obtain OK-compost certification.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Ecozema Srl società benefit earned an overall score of 82.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.8

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 & Engagement1.7
Ethics & Transparency3.0
+ 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 20.0

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 Security2.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.1
Career Development1.8
Engagement & Satisfaction3.8

Community 17.3

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 Impact4.4
Civic Engagement & Giving2.1
Supply Chain Management4.9

Environment 27.4

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 Management5.5
Air & Climate2.9
Land & Life5.0
+ Resource Conservation12.7

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 2.7

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 Stewardship2.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score82.4

Additional Documentation

Ecozema Disclosure Report 2022

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