Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale srl

Certified B Corporation

Province of Bergamo, Italy

Certified Since

February 2023





Operates In




The art of 'saper fare' (the know-how) harnessing century-old Italian textile heritage meets a dynamic, groundbreaking, and sustainable approach, combined with a commitment to premiumness at Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale Benefit Company. Established in 1873, since then it has been a world leader in the highly sustainable production of unique and refined linen and hemp yarns used in apparel, upholstery and home design. All yarns come with the highest certification due to meticulous regulation throughout an entirely European supply chain. Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale also supplies flax and hemp for more technical applications: from painters' canvases to ships' sails, to composite materials.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale srl earned an overall score of 81.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.5

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 & Engagement0.8
Ethics & Transparency4.1
+ 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 18.4

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, & Safety6.3
Career Development2.5
Engagement & Satisfaction3.6

Community 10.5

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, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact3.3
Civic Engagement & Giving1.6
Supply Chain Management2.4

Environment 37.3

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 Management4.8
Air & Climate4.7
Land & Life7.0
+ Resource Conservation8.4
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation9.2

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.

Customers 3.0

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 Stewardship3.0

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score81.9

Additional Documentation

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale - Transparent Disclosure Report 2023

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale srl Transparent Assessment 2023

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