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B Corp Recertification: Our New (And Improved) Score

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In 2016 the Davines Group joined the family of B Corps with a score of 99. In 2020, we're excited to share that we have recertified and improved our score up to 117.4 points

Our new score for 2020

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


The goal was not just to get the B Corp recertification — we also 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 achieved a score of 117.4. 

117.4 is not just a number

It is a testament to the commitment Davines Group has made to improve its positive impact on people and the environment.

  • 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 permeates relations with all members of the Davines community: transparency in the creation of a code of ethics, in training on inclusiveness, and in communication with suppliers.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

We encourage the professional growth of staff through training courses.



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PLANET

100% CARBON NEUTRAL OFFICES 

In 2019 the Davines Group offices achieved carbon neutrality by reducing and compensating the carbon dioxide emissions of all offices worldwide. For more information, discover our Ethiotrees project.


0% WASTE TO DUMPING GROUNDS 

0% of waste generated by the production plant is sent to dumping grounds.


100% OF WASTE RECYCLED OR RECOVERED 

 All waste is recycled or recovered through a waste-to-energy process, leaving only a small residual amount that needs to be incinerated.

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COMMUNITY

THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL 

We’re committed to helping local communities through the activation and development of corporate volunteering and social projects with a positive impact. To learn about how we support the relationship between agriculture & communities, visit isustainbeauty.com.


INTERDEPENDENCE 

Davines provides support to suppliers and customers in the journey towards a more sustainable way of doing business.

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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 analyzes every aspect of business activity.Only 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 is only valid for three years, after which the assessment procedure must be repeated to make sure that 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 


B Corporations distribute the value they create not only among shareholders, but also among all stakeholders: employees, suppliers, the local community, and the environment. 


Davines has been a B Corp since 2016. 

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BENEFIT CORPORATION 


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 community and planet. 


Davines has been a Benefit Corporation since 2019.  

Where can we improve?

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


The B Lab has highlighted some areas where we can improve: they suggest that we work along the entire production 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 Noto almond or Fiaschetto tomato. 

Our commitment to sustainability is multifaceted

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

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