Lubanzi Wines

Certified B Corporation

Western Cape, South Africa

Certified Since

December 2018





Operates In

South Africa,

United States

Lubanzi Wines was created in 2016 by two young travelers with a mission to create a new kind of wine business. Created as a social enterprise, their mission isn't only to produce great wine & bring people together over a drink, but also to make a difference in the lives of the agricultural laborers who are responsible for creating the wine in their bottle. By focusing on process > product every step of the way & recycling profits back into programs benefiting the workers truly responsible for their success, they believe there's an opportunity to change the way they all see wine. B Corp is another step in this journey for them; in addition to being Fair For Life Certified, Sustainably Farming Certified, a member of the Common Accelerator for socially good businesses & giving back 50% of their annual net profits.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Lubanzi Wines earned an overall score of 102.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
102.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.6

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 & Engagement2.5
Ethics & Transparency2.6
+ 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 13.5

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 Security7.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety0.9
Career Development1.3
Engagement & Satisfaction1.1

Community 67.0

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, & Inclusion4.8
Economic Impact9.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Supply Chain Management3.7
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation18.5
+ Designed to Give22.6

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 12.9

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 Management0.4
Air & Climate4.5
Land & Life4.0

Customers 1.8

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 Stewardship1.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score102.9
2018 Overall B Impact Score82.4

Additional Documentation

Lubanzi Wines Transparent Disclosure Report 2022.

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