Vestergaard

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Vaud, Switzerland

Certified Since

January 2021

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Ghana,

Switzerland,

Vietnam

Vestergaard manufacturers innovative, high-quality tools to improve global health outcomes in mainly low- and middle-income countries. Well known for their PermaNet® long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to prevent malaria, the company has manufactured 900 million PermaNet® protecting an estimated 1.6 billion lives in malaria-endemic countries. Additional company initiatives focus on fighting neglected tropical diseases, reducing food insecurity through Chombo and ZeroFly® storage bags and utilising technology to drive data-driven decision making. Founded in 1957, the company is headquartered in Switzerland, with an office in India, a research and development lab in Africa, and a quality control and manufacturing lab in Vietnam.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Vestergaard earned an overall score of 107.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
107.7
107.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.8

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 & Engagement0.7
Ethics & Transparency3.1
+ 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 18.4

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 Security3.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.7
Career Development1.3
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 10.8

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, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact0.4
Civic Engagement & Giving0.7
Supply Chain Management5.5

Environment 11.4

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.

Environmental Management0.3
Air & Climate1.1
Water3.6
Land & Life6.2

Customers 53.2

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 Stewardship1.7
+ Health & Wellness Improvement27.4
+ Serving Underserved Populations (Direct)23.9

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

2021 Overall B Impact Score107.7

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