Papel Semente

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Certified Since

March 2016

Industry

Materials recovery & recycling

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Brazil

Papel Semente based in Rio de Janeiro provides employees with training on basic life skills including leadership. 90% of the company's employees come from underrepresented communities nearby company facilities. Papel Semente based in Rio de Janeiro. sources their raw material (paper) from a partnership with local NGOs and a cooperative of garbage pickers and that collect leftover paper from other businesses. These partnerships support local organizations and help to keep cities like Sao Gonçalo and Niterói clean.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Papel Semente earned an overall score of 120.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
120
120 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.4

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
Corporate Accountability0.0
Ethics2.6
Transparency1.7
+ 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 26.9

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 & Wages12.3
Benefits4.8
Training & Education2.9
Worker Ownership0.8
Management & Worker Communication2.4
Human Rights & Labor Policy1.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.9

Community 48.1

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 Creation5.3
Diversity & Inclusion4.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.9
Local Involvement1.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.8
+ Workforce Development27.5

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.


Environment 31.4

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, Plant3.6
Inputs8.8
Outputs2.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.5
+ Resource Conservation13.8

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score120
2016 Overall B Impact Score122.7

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017

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