Karün

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Los Lagos Region, Chile

Certified Since

May 2013

Industry

Apparel

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Chile,

Denmark,

France,

Portugal,

United Kingdom

Karün is a Chilean B corporation that offers sustainable and high-quality eyewear designed to last. Through its Karün Regeneration Model, the brand demonstrates that companies can be a tool for social and environmental well-being. Karün's products are made with recycled and traceable materials, collected in collaboration with local rural communities in Patagonia to restore natural ecosystems and regenerate local economies. In addition to its commitment to sustainability, Karun is a pioneer in transparency by providing information on the carbon emissions of each product and allowing customers to track the production process through its Karun Traceability System, powered by blockchain technology. Today, the brand is present in more than 17 countries worldwide and has been recognized by leading sustainability organizations such as MIDO, National Geographic, and Forbes. Learn more about the brand at karuneyewear.com.

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

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 & 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

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

Community 18.2

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, & 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

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 Management5.5
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

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 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

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