Maria Farinha Filmes

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Certified Since

October 2013

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Brazil

Maria Farinha Filmes wants to make a difference by changing the way that people see the world. They want to communicate stories through audiovisual media, that inspire positive impact. They works primarily on social and environmental films. For example, their film Way Beyond Weight (2012) deals with childhood obesity. This issue afflicts over 30% of the infant population in Brazil. The film was made available online and reached over one million viewers, besides being utilized to coach Brazilian health and educational professionals. Maria Farinha Filmes also has other projects that involve research in children play, Brazilian culture, and activism that are being produced for TV, cinema and the Internet. Audiovisual content has shown itself to be a tool of extreme efficiency that possesses great potential power for transformation. Unfortunately, themes necessary to improve humanity are generally treated with less care than commercially driven ones. Maria Farinha explores those themes while always searching for quality and excellence. Also, in the making of Maria Farinha's films, sets are always functioning with social and environmental concerns in mind.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Maria Farinha Filmes earned an overall score of 89.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
89.9
89.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

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 & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ Mission Locked10

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 29.4

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.

Financial Security1.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.4
Career Development4.9
Engagement & Satisfaction6.6

Community 21.6

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion8.6
Economic Impact7.5
Civic Engagement & Giving2.1
Supply Chain Management0.8

Environment 9.5

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.

Environmental Management5.0
Air & Climate1.5
Water0.3
Land & Life2.2

Customers 14.3

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.

Customer Stewardship1.6
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises8.6
+ Arts, Media, & Culture4

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score89.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score98.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score99.1
2013 Overall B Impact Score95.3

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Workers2016

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