The Zen Life Center, Inc.
Florida, United States
Service with Minor Environmental Footprint
The Zen Life Center, Inc. is a Benefit Corporation whose purpose is not only to have a positive impact on the lives of their members, their community, and the environment but also to have a positive impact in the business world through leading by example. The Zen Life Center offers martial artÕs training, physical fitness and wellness training, meditation and breathing training, business consulting, and life coaching services to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. The Zen Life Center emphasis is on developing strong individuals, families, and community members in a healthy and diverse environment. In addition, The Zen Life Center makes its services available to disadvantaged individualsÑwith an emphasis on girls and impoverished children. They strive to create a positive, high-energy culture and working environment in which people, planet, and profit are considered when making all business decisions. They believe they should be the change they want to see in the world. The founders of The Zen Life Center believe businesses can simultaneously do well financially and use business as a force for good. The change they seek is a world where businesses must do good to do well, and a world where everyone has work that allows them to both make a living and make a difference.
Overall B Impact Score
Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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