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B Corp recertification: passed with full marks

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In 2016 the Davines Group joined the family of B Corps with a score of 99. In 2020, thanks to the efforts made, we have recertified improving our score up to 117.4 points

Eventually the new score

For the Davines Group, 2019 was the year of B Corp recertification. An important moment that saw the whole company committed to finalise the actions that have been implemented since 2016 with the purpose of improving our positive impact on the planet and on the people


The goal was not only that of confirming the B Corp certification and carrying on our journey inside the most important global network of companies that adopt a sustainable business model


We wanted to considerably improve the score achieved in 2016. And we have been successful in this: three years ago, our score was 99, in 2020 we have achieved a score of 117.4. 

117.4 is not only a number

It is the confirmation that the Davines Group is committed every day to improve its positive impact on the environment and on the people. This is how we do it.

  • People
  • Planet
  • Community
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PEOPLE

TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE

 This value guides the relations with all stakeholders: transparency in the creation of a Code of Ethics, in the training on inclusion and in the communication with the suppliers. 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Great importance is given to the professional growth of staff through training courses.


BENEFITS FOR PARENTS

 We support women with an optional maternity leave that grants 60% of the remuneration compared to the standard 30% established by the law. Also fathers enjoy benefits: 5 days of paid paternity leave in addition to the ones currently established by the law. 

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PLANET

100% CARBON NEUTRAL

In 2019 the Davines Group achieved carbon neutrality reducing and offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions of all its branches worldwide. For more information, read about our Ethiotrees Project. 


O% WASTE TO DUMPING GROUNDS

No waste generated by the production plant and offices of the headquarters of the Davines Village in Parma is disposed of in dumping grounds.


100% OF WASTE RECYCLED OR RECOVERED

All the waste is treated for energy conversion, whereas only a very small residual part is incinerated.  

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COMMUNITY

THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL 

The local commitment to benefit the local community through the implementation and development of company volunteer projects and social marketing projects with a positive impact. Would you like an example? Click here and find out about our projects


INTERDEPENDENCE 

 Davines provides support to suppliers and customers in the journey towards the B Corp certification and is committed to creating a network between the Italian B Corps to promote the value of interdependence. 

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PEOPLE

TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE 

This value guides the relations with all stakeholders: transparency in the creation of a Code of Ethics, in the training on inclusion and in the communication with the suppliers.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Great importance is given to the professional growth of staff through training courses.


BENEFITS FOR PARENTS 

We support women with an optional maternity leave that grants 60% of the remuneration compared to the standard 30% established by the law. Also fathers enjoy benefits: 5 days of paid paternity leave in addition to the ones currently established by the law. 

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PLANET

100% CARBON NEUTRAL OFFICES 

In 2019 the Davines Group achieved carbon neutrality reducing and offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions of all its offices worldwide. For more information, read about our Ethiotrees Project. 


O% WASTE TO DUMPING GROUNDS 

 No waste generated by the production plant and offices of the headquarters of the Davines Village in Parma is disposed of in dumping grounds. 


100% OF WASTE RECYCLED OR RECOVERED 

 All the waste is treated for energy conversion, whereas only a very small residual part is incinerated.  

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COMMUNITY

THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL 

The local commitment to benefit the local community through the implementation and development of company volunteer projects and social marketing projects with a positive impact.


INTERDEPENDENCE 

 Davines provides support to suppliers and customers in the journey towards the B Corp certification and is committed to creating a network between the Italian B Corps to promote the value of interdependence. 

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B Corp, measuring our positive impact

To become a B Corp the company needs to complete aB Impact Assessment, a quantitative procedure that analyses every aspect of the business activity and measures with an exact score the impact on several areas of interest.Only the companies whose score is higher than 80 points out of a total of 200 can become B Corps. 

Davines became a B Corp with a score of 99 in 2016, but certification has a validity of three years, after which the assessment procedure must be repeated to make sure that the sustainability standards have been maintained and improved. This is what happened at Davines: in 2020 we have improved our score up to 117.4 points. 
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Sonia Ziveri

Chief Sustainability Officer

Davines

 

Measuring and challenging oneself to produce an increasingly more positive impact on the people and the environment is a shared feeling amongst B Corps. We believe that in the future there will no longer be companies that do not share and implement regenerative actions to give back more than they take.

Why are B Corps different from other companies?

Being a B Corp means believing in an alternative business model where the respect for people and the environment is the focus of every day activities.

Davines is not only a Certified B Corporation, in 2019 it also became a Benefit Corporation. Let’s find out what these definitions mean. 

  • B Corp
  • Società Benefit
  • Standard Company
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B Corporations choose to distribute the value they create not only among shareholders, but also among all stakeholders: employees, suppliers, the local community where the company operates, the environment. 


Davines has been a B Corp since 2016. 

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When a company decides to become a Benefit Corporation, it reinforces in its by-laws the commitment to operate not only for profit, but also for the benefit of the Planet and the community. 


Davines has been a Benefit Corporation since 2019.  


Its purpose is doing business distributing profits and dividends among shareholders.

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STANDARD COMPANY


Its purpose is doing business distributing profits and dividends among shareholders.

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B CORP 


Instead, B Corporations choose to distribute the value they create not only among shareholders, but also among all stakeholders: employees, suppliers, the local community where the company operates, the environment. 


Davines has been a B Corp since 2016. 

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SOCIETA' BENEFIT 


When a company decides to become a Benefit Corporation, it reinforces in its by-laws the commitment to operate not only for profit, but also for the benefit of the planet and the community. 


Davines has been a Benefit Corporation since 2019.  

Where can we improve?

The B Corp recertification is not a destination, but just another step forward in our journey to become an increasingly more sustainable business. 


The B Lab certifying body has highlighted some areas where we can carry on the work started. First of all, working along the entire chain to increase the protection of biodiversity


Davines has already started this journey, in particular with the Essential Haircare line. Every Essential product contains an ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium to protect biodiversity, such as the Almond from Noto or the Fiaschetto Tomato. 

Our commitment to sustainability is multifaceted

From our products to our projects, what happens at Davines embraces the B Corp philosophy. Find out more clicking on the pictures below.

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