PatteBlanche

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Montpellier, France

Certified Since

December 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

France

PatteBlanche is a communications agency specialising in sustainable development and CSR strategy. The company supports all kind of clients (key accounts, SMEs, local administrative bodies, associations, NGOs…) in communicating clearly and fairly with regard to company policy and raising awareness among stakeholders or the general public. On a wider scale, PatteBlanche is involved in educating people about social issues. With conviction and coherence, PatteBlanche seeks to apply a specific set of principles regarding internal processes and project management. While aware that there is still a long way to go, PatteBanche, along with various partners with similar values, is working on tools and projects to foster social-business and continuously improve the company’s impact. For example, external impacts include the development of an incentivising tool for carbon compensation, while internal impacts lie primarily in the construction of new socially responsible premises. Moreover, these new premises constitute a co-working environment that is ready and equipped to welcome new partners and socially responsible freelance workers into a genuine ecosystem. To achieve this objective would be to create an effective ecosystem that can be replicated by other companies.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, PatteBlanche earned an overall score of 93.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
93.5
93.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.1

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 & Engagement2.0
Ethics & Transparency5.0
+ 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 32.0

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.

Financial Security6.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.9
Career Development4.1
Engagement & Satisfaction6.1

Community 16.4

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, & Inclusion3.0
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.7
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 9.1

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 Management1.2
Air & Climate4.2
Water0.3
Land & Life2.7

Customers 18.7

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 Stewardship2.5
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises4.2
+ Impact Improvement11.9

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 Score93.5
2016 Overall B Impact Score81.6

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: Workers2019
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Workers2017

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