Inka Moss S.A.C.
Inka Moss is a Peruvian social enterprise - awarded by the Dutch Bid Network in 2009 - that exports sphagnum moss in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. White moss (sphagnum moss) is a wild plant that grows naturally at more than 3,500 meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. The final product is 100% organic and has the capacity to absorb 20 times its weight in water. It's also a natural antibacterial and an efficient heavy metals absorbent. It's mostly used as substrate in horticulture, especially in orchid cultivation, but also has multiple other applications such as subtract for green walls, hydroponic crops, topiaries or as water purifier. There is a high international demand for white moss especially in Asia, Europe and America and Inka Moss currently possesses 2% of the market share. Inka Moss achieves its mission by creating high social impact and insuring responsible treatment of the environment in the highlands of Peru. Indeed, by involving, since 2009, Andean communities in situations of extreme poverty as the fundamental link of its value chain, the company has been building an empowering, sustainable and eco-friendly model of business.
Overall B Impact Score
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.
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.
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