IBA Group (Ion Beam Applications Group)

Certified B Corporation

Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Certified Since

April 2021


Other manufacturing



Operates In





United States

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is a global leader in particle accelerator technology, providing cutting-edge equipment and services in proton therapy, the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. The company is also prominent in industrial sterilization, radiopharmaceuticals, and dosimetry. With a workforce of around 2,000 employees across more than 20 countries, including Belgium, the USA, Germany, and China, IBA is listed on the Euronext stock exchange. Their sustainability efforts encompass eco-design practices, research on electron-beam technology environmental applications, and a focus on reducing logistics CO2 emissions. They have expanded renewable energy production, transitioned to a 100% electric car fleet. They have introduced profit-sharing for all employees, and initiatives like collective intelligence programs. Their supply chain ESG risk mapping through Ecovadis and the Oncia Community foundation for cancer care underscore their commitment to the community. This ongoing journey towards sustainability, inspired by their B Corp certification, highlights their dedication to continuous improvement and balancing stakeholder interests.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, IBA Group (Ion Beam Applications Group) earned an overall score of 114.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
114.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.8

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 & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency5.8
+ 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 28.7

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 Security9.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.8
Career Development3.4
Engagement & Satisfaction5.2

Community 14.9

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, & Inclusion3.5
Economic Impact4.6
Civic Engagement & Giving3.8
Supply Chain Management2.0

Environment 19.9

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 Management5.1
Air & Climate5.8
Land & Life4.1
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.2

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 31.7

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 Stewardship4.2
+ Health & Wellness Improvement27.4

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score114.2
2021 Overall B Impact Score90.4

Additional Documentation

IBA Group (2021) - Transparent Assessment

IBA Group_Disclosure report_2024

IBA Group_Transparent Assessment_2024

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