wehlers

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Copenhagen, Denmark

Certified Since

January 2016

Industry

Furniture

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Denmark,

Poland

wehlers was established in 2015 and from the very beginning they knew that they wanted to build a sustainable company. They love furniture and design but making beautiful and high quality furniture was just not enough. In their understanding wehlers products also had to have a positive global impact. This is a bold statement and they would be unable to achieve it without a set of values that guide them through business environment. These values are their compass - and they rely on it completely. Honest company: wehlers is honest about the business they conduct and the impact they have on the environment. Honesty to them means that they do what they say, and say what they do. This is the reason why they share business information and strive to be as transparent as possible. They provide transparent products and business information. wehlers informs about the good as well as the bad that shall be improved. This provides all stakeholders an opportunity to understand how sustainable they are, so they can honestly use the word ÒsustainabilityÓ in their communication.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, wehlers earned an overall score of 82.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.9
82.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.3

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 & Engagement0.9
Corporate Accountability0.4
Transparency1.5
+ 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 18.2

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 & Wages2.9
Benefits8.8
Training & Education0.0
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication4.1

Community 19.9

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 Creation1.0
Diversity & Inclusion3.6
Civic Engagement & Giving2.4
Local Involvement4.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.2

Environment 34.4

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.

Land, Office, Plant8.0
Inputs3.9
Outputs3.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers5.0
+ Environmentally Innovative Wholesale Process0
+ Resource Conservation13

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score82.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score97

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