Royal Van Wijhe Verf B.V.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Overijssel, Netherlands The

Certified Since

May 2016

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Netherlands The

Royal Van Wijhe Verf is a dutch paint producer that develops, produces and sales decorative paints and coatings for the professional painter and the consumer (DIY market). Van Wijhe Verf also develops colorants for the BtoB market and coatings for the joinery market. Although the main market is still The Netherlands the company exports its products to over 20 countries in the world. The company is a fourth generation family business and celebrated it's 100 year anniversary in 2016. Van Wijhe Verf BV started in 1916 as a wholesale company in pharmaceutical products, paints and paint raw materials. After WOII it focused completely on the development, production and sales of decorative paints. With the dutch brand Wijzonol the company gained market share with its perfect outdoor stains and lacquers. In the '90s it became the third largest paint producer in The Netherlands with it's Wijzonol brand. Nowadays it has a broad portfolio of interior and exterior paints and lacquers and is the third paint producer in The Netherlands and also the largest independent producer. Customers are the professional painters and the brand is also available for the consumer in the DIY market.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Royal Van Wijhe Verf B.V. earned an overall score of 98.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
98.3
98.3 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 & Engagement1.3
Corporate Accountability0.6
Ethics1.2
Transparency2.6
+ 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 24.7

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 & Wages5.1
Benefits10.3
Training & Education1.0
Worker Ownership1.7
Management & Worker Communication2.2
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2
Occupational Health & Safety1.0

Community 16.7

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 Creation1.6
Diversity & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving4.8
Local Involvement2.1
Suppliers, Distributors & Product4.9

Environment 43.4

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, Plant4.8
Inputs7.4
Outputs7.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers5.6
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process18
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0

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 0.0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score98.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score92.1

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: Environment2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
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