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Top 10 best practices from the Swiss Certified B Corps recognized as a 2022 Best For The World™

During the past weeks, we have shared with our community several best practices from the 12 Swiss certified B Corps that have been named a 2022 Best for the World™ in recognition of their exemplary performance beyond commercial metrics. To wrap up this campaign, we would like to share with you the 10 most impactful practices that have inspired us.

Best for the World identifies the B Corps whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group. More than a badge of honour, «Best for the World» provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector. The Swiss Certified B Corps who have been recognized as «Best for the World» have shared with us numerous best practices in their corresponding impact areas. Here’s our top 10:


1. Doing Business Doing Good: Volunteering work to give back to communities

Doing Business Doing Good (DBDG) empowers founders, CEOs and leadership teams to thrive whilst leaving a regenerative legacy behind through coaching and education programs. DBDG has been recognized for its positive impact on local communities through volunteering work. Moreover, the company gives back to future generations with education on topics like regeneration, purpose, biomimicry, sustainability, circular economy, and transformational regenerative leadership.


2. Kampos: Donations to support coral conservation

Kampos redefines luxury through the transformation of marine pollution into high quality products, handcrafted with passion in Italy. They are an official partner of the Coral Conservation Project, an initiative launched in 2009 by Planhotel Hospitality Group and the University of Milano-Bicocca. The company donates part of their proceeds for the conservation and restoration of coral reefs in the Maldives, which benefits local communities. Moreover, Kampos has developed a supplier code of conduct in order to evaluate the social and environmental impact of their suppliers, over 60% of which are local suppliers.


3. CleanGreens Solution: Aeroponics systems for sustainable harvesting

CleanGreens Solutions developed an innovative aeroponic technology that minimises the impact on the environment by significantly reducing water consumption and eliminating the need for phytosanitary products. To hold the seeds and plants during their soilless growth, the aeroponics systems use substrates. Initially, they were using substrates made from a plastic-based material. Since this year, they not only managed to replace it with another type made from natural material but also reduced its dimensions, cutting their waste volume by half for the same crop! And they keep on working hard to replace it soon with a compostable version so that their cultivation system becomes completely wasteless.


4. CleanGreens Solution: Environmentally friendly printing

In the world of design, typographies, typefaces or fonts are in charge of transmitting the company's message by facilitating legibility. In general terms, they are divided into three types: with serif, sans serif and calligraphic. At CleanGreens Solutions, all fonts are sans serif. Why? Because a sans serif typeface spends up to 20% less ink per print thanks to simply not having finials or endings. Additionally, the default font is dark grey, not plain black. The difference is not perceptible by the eye yet it improves readability and is more environmentally friendly when printed. A perfect example of how a simple decision can riddle out to a much broader impact without effort!


5. Vivent: Understanding and managing crops based on plant signals

Vivent has developed a radical new way of understanding and managing crops based on naturally occurring plant signals. They report on crop health regularly and send growers alerts as soon as their crops are stressed. Early warning enables growers to optimise conditions faster and avoid unproductive hours. They can also use environmentally preferable crop protection treatments which are more effective when applied before visual symptoms are evident. This results in healthier plants which sequester more carbon and generate higher and more consistent yields, using fewer inputs like water, chemicals and for indoor growers, energy and labour. Helped by Vivent’s technology, farmers become heroes, not only for producing nutritious, tasty food but also by contributing to a greener planet.


6. SmartHelio: Deep intelligence software solutions at the service of clean energy

As a deep tech company working in the clean-tech space, SmartHelio offers easy-to-use deep intelligence software solutions to clean energy utilities. In order to make their business model more committed and trustworthy, they decided to engage in an improvement sharing model with their clean energy partners. They divided the improvements into major categories, and defined their KPIs, targets, and set benchmarks. With this framework, they now measure the success of the engagement and benefit to their customers in terms of the followings:

  • Additional Clean Energy units produced from the previously set benchmarks

  • Cost of operation & maintenance saved

  • Equivalent CO2 Emissions saved

So far, this framework has helped the clean energy industry in producing several MWHs of clean energy units and hundreds of tonnes of CO2.


7. Watalux: Water treatment solution in villages in developing countries

Watalux commercializes a water treatment and disinfection solution called WATA™, which is used to treat water in more than 30 villages in Benin and supports better hygiene in more than 120 health facilities in Chad. Prior to that, the water that the communities consumed was contaminated with E.coli bacteria, causing health issues such as diarrhoea, causing pain, and even death for the most vulnerable people such as the elderly and children, costing families money, and overall life uncertainty.


Made out of cooking salt and water, the active chlorine solution produced with the WATA removes 99,9% of the bacteria polluting the water. Moreover, this project creates sustainable employment and a better acceptance of the novelty. But more importantly, it ensures that the community has sustainable access to functioning services and clean water.


Watch this video to learn more about the WATA technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMOfymp5O_I


8. Vestergaard: Bednets to protect populations at risk against malaria

Vestergaard develops global health tools that support eradicating diseases such as malaria, sleeping sickness, and leveraging food security. Since the year 2000, long-lasting bednets have been considered the most effective tool in preventing malaria, responsible for averting 70% of global malaria cases in areas where half the population is at risk.


As a socially responsible company that produces and distributes life saving commodities, ensuring a reliable supply chain for the most vulnerable populations in malaria-endemic countries, has been Vestergaard’s greatest goal. Donors have recognized Vestergaard’s focus on minimising supply chain disruptions in acknowledging the company’s excellent supply performance during 2021, by surpassing the 90% ‘on time in full’ (OTIF) target with a 98% OTIF score.


9. Globalance: Interactive digital globe for sustainable investments

Globalance Bank launched Globalance World, an interactive digital globe for sustainable investments. This interactive tool allows clients to assess the warming potential of a specific portfolio. This indicator assesses a company's or portfolio's alignment with the Paris Agreement. MSCI's metric is based on companies' current emissions and reduction targets. This tool allows Globalance Bank to achieve their goal of maximum transparency for their clients.



10. Lukevent: Action plan based on the SDGs to enhance their governance

Lukevent offers a full service for smart luxury tailor made travel in the Alpine region and beyond while preserving the environment, cultures and local populations. In order to enhance their governance, Lukevent implemented an action plan based on the SDGs. This plan consists of six pledges which they would like to realise by 2025. An example of a pledge they committed to is to promote psychological and health well-being of employees by 2023 so that the satisfaction rate should never fall under 85%. Additionally, they committed to increase the percentage of women owned enterprises they work with to 45% by 2025.


We hope that you found these best practices as inspiring as we do, and we invite you to reflect on what you could apply to your own company to be better for the world. You want to find out more about B Corps in Switzerland and around the world? Here can you learn everything about the B Corp certification and what it means to be a B Corp.

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