Kjær & Sommerfeldt A/S

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Certified Since

December 2023

Industry

Beverages

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Denmark

Kjær & Sommerfeldt Passion for people, wine and results — since 1875 Kjær & Sommerfeldt is Denmark's oldest wine merchant, who has sold wine of the highest quality since 1875. Our business is built on solid partnerships and long-term relationships. We have more than 200 partners worldwide – leading, well-known wineries and smaller estates with specialized wines. We deliver a unique experience to everyone who appreciates a good glass of wine – to private individuals, professionals, companies and to the Royal Family. We take pride in being experts. One hundred forty-eight years of passion, pride and knowledge define who we are and have created a strong culture in our company. This comes with obligations – to our legacy and to our future. That is why we take responsibility. Winemaking takes time, and every drop is a gift created through the interaction between people and nature over generations. This can only be sustained with a strong focus on people and the environment. We want to contribute to setting a standard in our field by continuously raising the bar — for ourselves and cooperating with our partners. We want to give our customers the products, services and knowledge they need to make sound and more sustainable choices.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Kjær & Sommerfeldt A/S earned an overall score of 85.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
85.8
85.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.7

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 & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ 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 25.9

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 Security5.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.8
Career Development3.2
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

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, & Inclusion3.4
Economic Impact1.9
Civic Engagement & Giving1.0
Supply Chain Management7.1

Environment 24.9

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 Management7.2
Air & Climate8.1
Water1.4
Land & Life8.2

Customers 2.2

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 Stewardship2.2


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score85.8

Additional Documentation

Kjær & Sommerfeldt Disclosure Report 2023

ESG Report 2022


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