Koa

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Central Region, Ghana

Certified Since

October 2022

Industry

Agicultural support/post-harvest

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Ghana,

Switzerland

Founded in 2017, Koa's mission is to empower rural communities in West Africa through food innovation. The Ghanaian-Swiss company challenges the status quo and identifies untapped opportunities to create impact on the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. By utilising the so far lost cocoa pulp, Koa reduces food waste and increases the income of cocoa smallholders significantly. Koa is working directly with cocoa farmers and developed a pioneering and solar-powered process that makes it easy for any farmer to benefit, even in remote areas. As a result, Koa brings impactful cocoa fruit products full of flavour to the market with new possibilities for the gastronomy and F&B industry.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Koa earned an overall score of 95.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
95.7
95.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.4

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency3.7
+ 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 41.2

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 Security8.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.9
Career Development2.3
Engagement & Satisfaction4.4
+ Workforce Development15.1

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.


Community 23.0

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, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving1.3
Supply Chain Management2.3
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation9.8

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 12.1

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 Management1.4
Air & Climate3.8
Water1.3
Land & Life5.4

Customers 2.8

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 Stewardship2.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score95.7

Additional Documentation

KOA_Transparent disclosure_2022


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