KAIBAE

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

February 2022

Industry

Personal care products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Inspired by the mighty Baobab, the "African Tree of Life", KAIBAE is on a mission to preserve biodiversity by revaluing wild plants once considered lost crops and share their exceptional regenerative benefits for wellness, social good, and the environment. The work of KAIBAE’s founders Dr. Luc Maes and Humanitarian/Botanist Thomas Cole is deeply rooted in science and the benefits of rewilding the microbiome as well as in a commitment to improving the livelihoods of indigenous communities and protecting important biodiversity. By championing the value of—and creating an ethical and regenerative supply chain for—the incredible wild plants used in its potent formulas, KAIBAE ensures that these natural resources are preserved and protected from deforestation, and entire communities are supported in the process. KAIBAE is a supplier of high quality Organic certified African ingredients including Baobab Fruit Powder, Baobab Seed Oil and Baobab Leaf Tea for the food, beverage and cosmetic industries. The KAIBAE Wellness retail line works to “rewild” the microbiome inside and out, taking it back to its original state of resilience, replenishing what is lost living the modern life, which is increasingly disconnected from what nature provides.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, KAIBAE earned an overall score of 80.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.4
80.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.6

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 & Engagement1.9
Ethics & Transparency0.7
+ 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 5.6

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 Security1.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety0.3
Career Development1.7
Engagement & Satisfaction0.1

Community 35.8

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, & Inclusion3.0
Economic Impact4.3
Civic Engagement & Giving0.6
Supply Chain Management4.9
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation20.1

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.


Environment 25.5

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 Management2.8
Air & Climate2.8
Water2.3
Land & Life8.7
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation7.4

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 0.8

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 Stewardship0.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score80.4

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