MIO

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Pennsylvania, United States

Certified Since

December 2014

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

MIO is a lifestyle and culture company that bridges the gap between business and sustainability through design. MIO designs, manufactures and retails innovative furnishings and accessories for life. MIO’s offerings include unconventional and highly innovative designs that transform residential and commercial interiors easily and on a budget. MIO’s products are sold online and through decoration and home improvement retailers worldwide. MIO’s products are made in the US out of environmentally preferable materials and processes. MIO’s design practice integrates environmental and social considerations at every stage, from material selection and sourcing, to logistics, use, maintenance and end of product life considerations. MIO’s design team provides strategic design consulting services for companies that seek to bridge the gap between business and sustainability through design. At the heart of MIO’s work is their philosophy of responsible desire. MIO’s guiding principle that consumption of responsibly made goods and services should be driven by desire and delight, rather than guilt or fear. MIO believes in Green Design For Everyone™ a vision of the future where sustainability and social responsibility are not just desirable attributes but logical marketplace realities.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, MIO earned an overall score of 92.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
92.2
92.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.8

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 & Engagement1.0
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency2.3
+ 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 13.0

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 & Wages4.6
Benefits2.3
Training & Education0.1
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication4.1

Community 22.9

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 Creation0.5
Diversity & Inclusion3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.9
Local Involvement6.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product7.8

Environment 31.7

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, Plant3.4
Inputs9.6
Outputs3.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers5.0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation9.8

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 13.8

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.

+ Impact Improvement13.8
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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

2017 Overall B Impact Score92.2
2014 Overall B Impact Score80

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