Ramborn Cider Co.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Canton of Echternach, Luxembourg

Certified Since

June 2020

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Luxembourg

Ramborn Cider Co. is Luxembourg’s first cider producer and credited with reviving a tradition that dates back to the Romans. The purpose of Ramborn is to combat the climate crisis while supporting local economies and communities by protecting the natural environment in and around Luxembourg and reviving the culture of cider making. The idea for the business came as three friends toured the UK, tasting local English ciders and sharing family stories of cider-making - known locally as “Viez”. From this, the three friends launched Ramborn, a contraction of the Rambo apple name and the city of Born where the cidery sits. Ramborn only uses fruits sourced from traditional meadow orchards to make its range of ciders and perries which are now exported to 12 markets worldwide, spreading the word of Luxembourg’s cider-making heritage far and wide. Ramborn has helped to protect and revive nearly 1 million m2 (954,679m to be exact) of richly biodiverse habitat, home to over 5,000 species. In the last two years, Ramborn’s work has removed 31,000 Kg net of CO2 from the atmosphere. That’s equivalent to about 17.5 g per bottle. 739,510 Kg of food waste has been saved due to the cider production, equivalent to 57% of all the fruit Ramborn has pressed to date.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Ramborn Cider Co. earned an overall score of 97.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
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97 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.1

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 & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency2.4
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 17.1

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 Security1.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.6
Career Development0.8
Engagement & Satisfaction4.8

Community 24.6

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, & Inclusion1.5
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving0.4
Supply Chain Management6.3
+ Local Economic Development12.5

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 45.0

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 Management4.0
Air & Climate9.1
Water3.0
Land & Life5.3
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process19.2
+ Environmental Education & Information2.2

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 3.0

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 Stewardship2.8
+ Education0.1

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 Score97

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