Samara & Co

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Quebec, Canada

Certified Since

April 2022

Industry

General retail via Internet

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Canada,

United States

SAMARA & CO wants the world to discover the finest Canadian eco-conscious brands. It promotes innovation in sustainable consumption. Samara & Co represents over 100 eco-friendly consumer and corporate brands to give them access to new market segments they would not be able to access otherwise. Using Samara & Co as a provider makes a clear statement to clients, employees and partners that the environment is the true priority. Being part of the Samara & Co movement is to guarantee authenticity of environmental, social and local values. Not anyone can join! Samara & Co is a curator for authentic eco-friendly brands. The company has developed 12 social and eco-friendly criteria to ensure no greenwashing companies take part in the movement.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Samara & Co earned an overall score of 88.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.6
88.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.0

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 & Engagement2.1
Ethics & Transparency1.8
+ 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 22.1

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 Security10.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.3
Career Development2.2
Engagement & Satisfaction3.6

Community 19.1

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.6
Economic Impact7.5
Civic Engagement & Giving1.1
Supply Chain Management3.4

Environment 30.8

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 Management3.5
Air & Climate4.0
Water0.0
Land & Life7.8
+ Resource Conservation3.2
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation2.6
+ Environmental Education & Information3

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 2.4

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 Stewardship2.4


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score88.6

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