The impact we achieve

How we measure whether we are achieving our purpose.

We use the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager (the B Corp management tools), along with other leading international benchmarks, to determine the most suitable metrics for guiding our organisation’s development, in line with the proposed market and the social impact commitments taken on.

Our impact by commitments

To foster the development of positive impact business models.

To foster the development of positive impact business models.

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50
Customers we have worked with
ECI (Cumulative Single Cases)
25
Companies advised on the use of the standard and/or obtaining B Corp certification.
ECI (Cumulative Single Cases)
100
% Of advised companies that have obtained B Corp certification (after B Lab verification process)
ECI
*ECI refers to the Impact Corporate Strategy area (Estratègia Corporativa d'Impacte
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To promote social inclusion through business development.

To promote social inclusion through business development.

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25
Projects carried out
NI (Cumulative Single Cases)
76
Waste pickers’ organisations formalised
NI (Cumulative Single Cases)
2011
People empowered
NI (Cumulative Single Cases)
55
Organisations we have worked with
NI (Cumulative Single Cases)
*NI refers to the Inclusive Business area (Negocis Inclusius)
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To action our interdependence.

To action our interdependence.

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11
Agreements with public authorities or other organisations/bodies
NI (Cumulative Single Cases)
6
mpact economy promotion networks in which we are actively involved
R4S (Cumulative Single Cases)
30
Collective projects with clusters, public administration or business associations
R4S (Cumulative Single Cases)
*NI refers to the Inclusive Business area (Negocis Inclusius)
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To provide pioneering, high-quality solutions.

To provide pioneering, high-quality solutions.

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4.6
Customer satisfaction level
R4S (Annual average over 5)
17
Own services offered
R4S
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To create a stimulating working environment.

To create a stimulating working environment.

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2.73
Wage ratio
R4S (Higher gross salary/lower gross salary, year 2022)
4.54
Work satisfaction level
R4S (Last form completed over 5, year 2019)
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To be consistent with our management model.

To be consistent with our management model.

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100
% Tonnes of CO2 offset (supply 1, 2 and 3)
R4S (Percentage of tonnes generated in 2021)
100
% Electricity use supplied from renewable sources
R4S (Percentage of electricity consumed in 2021)
1
% Monetary donations on profit
R4S (Percentage of 2020 profit)
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Our impact according to B Corp™

Based on the B impact assessment, Roots for Sustainability (R4S) earned a total score of 131,2. The average score for ordinary companies completing the assessment is currently 50,9.

B Impact Report

Being a Certified B Corporation® means that we meet the highest standards of social and environmental compliance, public transparency and legal responsibility at corporate level to balance profits and purpose, measured and verified by B Lab® using the B Impact Assessment. In 2020, we underwent our third B Corp certification process, again successfully achieving one of the highest scores out of the whole community of certified companies in Spain.

Best for the World Honourees: Overall 2015

R4S was honoured with B CorpTM 2015 Best for the World: Overall for being in the 10% of B Corp companies with the largest positive impact in all areas of the B Impact Assessment.

Best for the World Honourees: Changemakers 2017, 2018 and 2019

R4S was honoured with B CorpTM 2015 Best for the World: Changemakers in three consecutive years (from 2017 to 2019) for being in the 10% of B Corp companies that have improved their positive impact on society and the planet most, according to the B Impact Assessment.

Best for the World Honourees: Customers 2019 and 2021

R4S was honoured with B CorpTM 2019 Best for the World: Customers 2019 and 2021 for being in the 10% of B Corp companies with the largest positive impact on their customers, according to the B Impact Assessment.

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