The microalgae biotechnology company joins 3,800 B Corporations worldwide that are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
AlgaEnergy, the Spain-based global leader in microalgae biotechnology with business units in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Asia-Pacific, is the first microalgae-biotechnology company in the world to become a B Corporation (B Corp).
AlgaEnergy joins a community of over 3,800 businesses globally that are B Corps. Other global brands that are B Corps include Patagonia, Triodos Bank, Danone, Alpro, Ben & Jerry’s, Harris-Woolf Almonds, Burton, Swell, Tillamook, WeTransfer and Innocent. The distinction, which was verified by B Corp’s independent Standards Advisory Council in the U.S. and B Lab, Spain’s official B Corp certifying agency, is awarded to companies that meet a rigorous set of social and environmental standards that represent a commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.
“We are all elated to celebrate this achievement,” said Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, founder of AlgaEnergy. “We began the rigorous certification process in 2019. Becoming a B Corp is not only a first for our industry sector. It is also a recognition that our company and our employees value people and our planet first."
B Corp is the only standard that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To gain B Corp status, a company must verify a high standard of socially and environmentally responsible practices related to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, working conditions, employee benefits, equal opportunities and diversity. Verification of standards related to governance, workers, community, environment and customers must be renewed and independently verified at least every three years.
Pablo Sanchez, Executive Director of B Lab Spain, said, “We are delighted to welcome AlgaEnergy to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies that are committed to changing how business operates, who believe business really can be a force for good.”
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