Fermenstation Co., Ltd.

Certified B Corporation

Tokyo, Japan

Certified Since

March 2022


Personal care products



Operates In


Fermenstation was established with the mission of creating a circular economic society by regenerating and upcycling unused resources through its original fermentation technology. They turn unused resources such as food waste and biomass into sustainable cosmetic materials as well as cosmetic and homecare products. Incorporated in Tokyo in 2009, Fermenstation is also deeply rooted in Iwate where they manufacture sustainable organic rice alcohol and other functional cosmetic ingredients. Their unique production system creates zero waste, utilizes green energy, and does not use animal testing. It is also actively partnering with businesses that are looking to reuse their once industrial waste. Beginning from food and beverage companies to importers of fruits, it has upcycled food waste into alcohol and fermented extracts, then to various cosmetic, aroma and homecare products. Founded upon fermentation technology discovered and developed in Japan, Fermenstation is the supplier of clean beauty, organic, upcycled materials worldwide as well as develop its own Japan beauty brand. Fermenstation promotes its business based on commitments from the five perspectives (environment, society, governance, business and products) and its purpose is “Fermenting a Renewable Society”.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Fermenstation Co., Ltd. earned an overall score of 82.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.7

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 & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency3.6
+ 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.

Workers 23.1

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 Security4.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.0
Career Development3.2
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 22.0

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, & Inclusion5.8
Economic Impact6.8
Civic Engagement & Giving2.2
Supply Chain Management3.8

Environment 28.1

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 Management4.5
Air & Climate7.9
Land & Life7.7
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation3.4

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.

Customers 1.2

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 Stewardship1.2

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score82.2

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