Certified B Corporation

Aquitaine, France

Certified Since

August 2019





Operates In


At La Société des Vieux Copains, they are conscious that the world is changing quickly and must change. And... they want to be THE audacious change-maker who radically transforms the adult beverage eco-system in order to build a better, fairer and enthusiastic world. They have two premium brands: Folle Envie (a low-alcoholic aperitif with lemon peels and cardamom infusion) and Archibald (a distilled tonic water - quinine and alcohol free), both crafted in their distillery with only organic, local ingredients and a strong know-how in distilling. Their distribution networks are premium on-trade (bars, restaurants and hotels) and retailers (wine/liquor shop - no hypermarkets), and in some selected foreign countries. They use their own virtuous and transparent approach, called Positive Spirit, seeking a positive impact on society and environment by: - Making the best products they can and improving constantly - Re-inventing the trade by changing the rules in their sector towards more equity, transparency and happiness - Working with every stakeholder as a close partner and helping them to contribute to a better world - Supporting local actors to create an engaged community!

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, ARCHIBALD DISTILLATIONS earned an overall score of 91.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
91 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.9

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 & Engagement0.1
Corporate Accountability0.0
+ 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 23.5

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.

Compensation & Wages4.8
Training & Education0.0
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication6.3

Community 22.0

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.

Job Creation1.8
Diversity & Inclusion1.8
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Local Involvement6.7
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.6

Environment 34.4

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers5.0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation14.9

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score91

Additional Documentation

La Société Des Vieux Copains Disclosure Report 2019

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