03/12/2019 - Nicolas de Reforest'Action
As a company in full development, specialized in reforestation in France and around the world, Reforest'Action is pleased to announce its recent B Corp. certification. In addition to its action, in favor of reforestation, recognized as being of general interest by French law, obtaining this label certifies that Reforest'Action's activities meet the highest standards in terms of social and environmental performances, transparency and responsibility.
A coherent and complementary recognition to Reforest'Action's mission
After several weeks of evaluation, Reforest'Action was awarded the B Corp. certification in October 2019. Built on reliable standards, this process measures a company's performances in five areas: governance, collaborators, clients, community and environment. This certification recognizes that Reforest'Action's activity meets the highest standards of social and environmental performances, transparency and responsibility.
"Reforestation, our mission, is recognized as being of general interest by French law. Driven by a dynamic of continuous progress, we wanted to go further by officially guaranteeing that our work processes are also part of a positive impact approach. We are very pleased to obtain the B Corp label. This recognition is intended to be a coherent complement to our mission and to our idea of what a virtuous company contributing to the creation of a sustainable society should be," explains Stéphane Hallaire, President of Reforest'Action.
Contributing to a movement of 2500 companies around the world
B Corporations certified companies are for-profit companies that use commercial strike force to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest standards of performance, transparency and social and environmental responsibility. To date, there are more than 2,500 B Corps in more than 130 sectors and 60 countries around the world. In France, nearly a hundred companies are B Corp certified and Reforest'Action intends to actively participate in the movement's life.
"B Lab France and the entire B Corp movement are delighted with the arrival of Reforest'Action in the community. Their activity is in line with those of the hundred or so B Corp certified companies in France: using the company as a concrete field of action to improve the society in which we live and to meet the climatic and societal challenges that lie ahead. The forest is the tool of this transformation for Reforest'Action, and the B Corp movement is very happy to have them as part of it, to continue to meet these challenges," says Augustin Boulot, Executive Director of B Lab France, a newly created organization designed to develop the B Corp movement in France.