Las Tacuaras S.A.

Certified B Corporation

Central Department, Paraguay

Certified Since

January 2019


Animal Production



Operates In


The Tacuaras began its activities in the poultry sector in the 70s, with the breeding of broiler chickens, passing almost immediately (1974) to the industrialization of eggs. Until 1997 the company was directed by its creator, Antonio Koo (of Korean nationality), until its conversion into a Limited Company, delegating this role to his children, to whom he entrusted the task of supporting education, as a way of contributing -from the company- to the reduction of poverty in the country convinced that this it is the means to improve the opportunities of the population. Since then the changes in the company do not stop. The demands of production, of the market and of consumers is increasing every day and it challenges them to constantly rethink the business from the perspective of sustainability. Las Tacuaras inicia sus actividades en el rubro avícola en la década del ´70, con la cría de pollos parrilleros, pasando casi de inmediato (1974) a la industrialización de huevos.Hasta 1997 la empresa fue dirigida por su creador, Antonio Koo (de nacionalidad coreana), hasta su conversión en Sociedad Anónima, delegando este rol a sus hijos, a quienes encomendó la tarea de apoyar la educación, como forma de contribuir -desde la empresa- a la reducción de la pobreza en el país convencido de que este es el medio para mejorar las oportunidades de la población. Desde entonces los cambios en la empresa no cesan. Las exigencias de la producción, del mercado y de los consumidores es cada día mayor y nos desafía a repensar permanentemente el negocio desde la perspectiva de la sustentabilidad.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Las Tacuaras S.A. earned an overall score of 81.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.1

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 & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability1.1
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 26.7

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 & Wages10.0
Training & Education3.3
Worker Ownership0.8
Management & Worker Communication1.8
Human Rights & Labor Policy0.6
Occupational Health & Safety2.3

Community 25.8

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 Creation2.2
Diversity & Inclusion3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.9
Local Involvement4.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product10.8

Environment 19.1

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score81.8

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