Sao Paulo, Brazil
Established in 1979, Mãe Terra has always believed that a natural diet consisting of foods that are closer to nature, is a key to a healthier and more balanced life. To ensure that they stay on track and that all products be truly natural, they follow the Mãe Terra 7 principles: foods that are trully whole, less processed; organic whenever possible; with ingredients that value the Brazilian biodiversity; favoring local and family farmers; free of chemical additives and GMOs and, of course, very tasty. Mãe Terra faces the challenge of growing, though within the limits of nature, valuing the environmental preservation and social care. They enjoy the privilege of being born in a country of rich biodiversity, Brazil, which in turn, allows them to experience and value ingredients that were historically underutilized by the food industry. The appreciation of the Brazilian biodiversity opens many opportunities, but also puts more responsibility on our shoulders, for they have to consider the use of sustainable resources. Offering access to natural and organic products, caring for people and the planet, is our way to validate the belief that the company should continue operating in an economically sustainable manner.
Overall B Impact Score
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.