IBA Group (Ion Beam Applications Group)

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Certified Since

April 2021

Industry

Other manufacturing

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Belgium,

Germany,

United States

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is the world leader in particle accelerator technology. The company is the leading supplier of equipment and services in the field of proton therapy, considered to be the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA is also a leading player in the fields of industrial sterilization, radiopharmaceuticals and dosimetry. The company, based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, employs approximately 1,500 people worldwide, in Belgium, USA, Germany, China and more than 20 other countries. IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange EURONEXT. IBA is proud to join the B Corp community, which is the culmination of a long process that involved all aspects of the company. It is the starting point of a new approach which was already present since years in its culture but which now takes on a whole new dimension. The assessment that led to the B Corp certification helped identifying the points that IBA can work to improve upon. In accordance with B Lab requirements, IBA has also modified its legal status to formally integrate its commitment to consider the consequences of its activities and the interests of all its stakeholders, namely its shareholders, employees, its customers and their patients, its suppliers, the community, and the planet.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, IBA Group (Ion Beam Applications Group) earned an overall score of 90.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.4
90.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.3

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 & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency5.7
+ 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 23.9

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.

Financial Security3.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.3
Career Development3.4
Engagement & Satisfaction4.4

Community 10.4

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, & Inclusion2.4
Economic Impact3.5
Civic Engagement & Giving2.8
Supply Chain Management0.7

Environment 9.3

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 & Climate1.4
Water1.5
Land & Life2.6

Customers 29.2

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 Stewardship3.9
+ Health & Wellness Improvement25.3

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score90.4

Additional Documentation

IBA Group (2021) - Transparent Assessment


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