Certified B Corporation

Gauteng, South Africa

Certified Since

September 2018


Management consultant - for-profits


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

South Africa

Simanye is passionate about creating impact as well as driving profitable businesses – they believe these things go hand in hand in our globalized world. They develop integrated and inclusive strategies that help businesses grow while also helping their customers, employees, and communities prosper right alongside. Given the current global context, including new ways to share information, high levels of global inequality, the strain on resources, and highly competitive markets; they believe that a revolution is coming and that the future of successful business looks different. Simanye has experts in B-BBEE, economic development, and social enterprise - with two main arms to the business that help complement each other: The consulting and audit business offers a range of specialized and expert services in B-BBEE, economic development, social enterprise, research, impact assessment, and related areas. The impact investing arm funds innovative and mainly for-profit impact enterprises, with a focus on high-risk, early-stage investments which often struggle to find funding

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Simanye earned an overall score of 80.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.5

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 & Engagement1.8
Corporate Accountability2.4
+ 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 19.8

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 & Wages9.9
Training & Education3.2
Worker Ownership1.1
Management & Worker Communication2.7
Human Rights & Labor Policy1.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.6

Community 37.7

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 Creation6.4
Diversity & Inclusion12.6
Civic Engagement & Giving4.7
Local Involvement8.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product4.4

Environment 8.1

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.1

Customers 2.3

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.

+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises2.3
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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

2018 Overall B Impact Score80.7

Additional Documentation

Simanye Transparent Disclosure Report 2022

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