Certified B Corporation

Auvergne, France

Certified Since

March 2020





Operates In


Volvic is a unique natural mineral water born in a volcanic natural ecosystem in the Auvergne region of France. 13,500 years ago, a volcanic eruption created an immense natural filtration system that only nature can provide and that is how Volvic comes to life. As a part of Danone, Volvic has committed to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices and is doing so through several environmentally focused efforts. The activist water brand is committed to operating in a sustainable way, carefully respecting the natural cycle of water and always seeking to take actions for the environment in an effort to restore balance to allow nature to continue to give us its strength and guarantee the purity of the water. For more than 10 years, Volvic has been leading a public-private partnership with the four municipalities of the catchment area and local stakeholders called CEPIV to preserve these ecosystems. In 2020, they became carbon neutral, a journey that implies the reduction of the business carbon footprint year on year, starting by switching to renewable energy. At the same time, they are rethinking packaging by moving to 100% recycled plastic in their bottles by 2025, starting with Germany and Switzerland going full recycled PET in 2020.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Volvic earned an overall score of 81.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.0

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.

Mission & Engagement3.4
Ethics & Transparency4.1
+ 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 28.0

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security5.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.7
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 15.2

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion4.0
Economic Impact1.4
Civic Engagement & Giving2.4
Supply Chain Management6.8

Environment 20.3

Environment 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 Management6.0
Air & Climate5.3
Land & Life5.9

Customers 2.4

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.4

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score81.1

Additional Documentation

Transparent Assessment - Volvic

Sensitive Industry Statement - Volvic

Disclosure Report - Volvic

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