Labora

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Certified Since

June 2014

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Brazil

Via Gutenberg is a management and innovation company that implements solutions for key issues related to sustainable development. It is focused on management in large companies, which includes services for construction of RoadMaps for sustainability as well as development of strategies, policies and initiatives of engagement and dialogue with stakeholders. Via Gutenberg acts converging corporate challenges to collective challenges, implementing solutions and measuring results of companyÕs specific issues, such as health and aging, local development and culture in education. This is done through long-term projects and articulation of government, third sector and scholars to achieve common goals. Via Gutenberg became a B Corp by aligning their practice of 11 years with the objectives and proposals of a global trend of companies. Via Gutenberg is born with the objective of generating public benefit in every activity that they accomplish, considering what they do best, which is management and innovation. Thus, Via Gutenberg feels able to integrate the community, share knowledge and services and contribute to the development of this trend.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Labora earned an overall score of 114.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
114.4
114.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.9

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 & Engagement4.7
Corporate Accountability3.2
Transparency2.5
+ Mission Locked7.5

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 26.1

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and 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.

Compensation & Wages12.6
Benefits7.5
Training & Education3.1
Worker Ownership0.0
Management & Worker Communication1.0
Human Rights & Labor Policy1.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.7

Community 23.5

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.

Job Creation0.0
Diversity & Inclusion5.5
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Local Involvement8.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.0

Environment 6.8

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.

Land, Office, Plant2.3
Inputs1.1
Outputs2.5

Customers 40.1

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.

+ Impact Improvement19.1
+ Serving in Need Populations21.1

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score114.4
2014 Overall B Impact Score109.6

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Customers2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Customers2018
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Customers2016
Best For The World: Overall2016

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