Karün

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Santiago, Chile

Certified Since

May 2013

Industry

Apparel

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Chile

Karun Shades is a company that makes handmade sunglasses in Chile using the native wood of fallen trees and demolition woods. Principally, they utilize Patagonian wood and wood from other areas of southern Chile. They work with mapuche women communities, whom have assembled looms, natural dyed wool, salmon leather rescued from salmon waste and convert them into kits for their glasses. The resulting product is a uniquely crafted product, combining sustainability, design and quality. Karun Shades seeks to literally change the way businesses operate throughout the world. They propose a new way of seeing the world in which respect for profitability is not more heavily weighted than those for people and the environment. Karun Shades demonstrates that you can create the best quality products in the world, making fashionable products based on the concept of social and environmental responsibility.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Karün earned an overall score of 85.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
85.2
85.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.2

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 & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency2.1
+ 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 20.1

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.

Financial Security3.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.3
Career Development2.6
Engagement & Satisfaction3.8

Community 18.2

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, & Inclusion2.6
Economic Impact2.9
Civic Engagement & Giving0.9
Supply Chain Management2.4
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation7.2

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.


Environment 30.6

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 Management5.5
Air & Climate7.8
Water4.0
Land & Life9.1
+ Resource Conservation3.1

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.


Customers 3.9

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


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score85.2
2016 Overall B Impact Score89.7
2013 Overall B Impact Score81.2

Additional Documentation

Transparent Assessment


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