Graines de Changement

We design and produce ideas, tools and templates to foster SD in civil society

Paris, Paris

France

www.grainesdechangement.com

About Graines de Changement

Graines de Changement (Seeds of Change) turned 10 years old in 2014 and have 3 employees. They are positive, but not naive, optimistic, activists, idealistic, and pragmatic. Graines de Changement designs and produces the ideas, tools, and templates that everyone needs to be an agent of change.

Graines de Changement leads two projects. The first one, Mes Courses pour la Planète, is the French Observatory on sustainable consumption. The second one, Campus Responsables, is the first French-speaking network of campuses involved in sustainable development.

Many entrepreneurs and companies that we are close to are B Corps - e.g. Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Give Something Back, SustainAbility. Becoming a B Corp on our 10th birthday was a way to strengthen our sense of community with those companies, but also to reaffirm our values and to reinforce our commitment to our mission and to making the world a better place. This is also a great way to continue promoting in France the idea that corporations can (and should) make a difference! We are very proud to be the first B Corp company in France, along with our sister company Utopies.

The Change We Seek®

Graines de Changement's aim is to provide the energy and the desire to contribute to the emergence of a more humane, joyful, and responsible future.

They carry out 3 missions:

Thinking Outside of the Box
Through prospective monitoring and publications of varied ressources (reports, trends studies, guides etc.), Graines de Changement shapes a new way of thinking in order to accelerate the shift to sustainable development.

Facilitating Change
Through educational and incentive tools (guides, quizz, training, events), they aim to raise public awareness for a more sustainable life.

Spreading Change
Through the production of innovative materials for the media, training, the engineering and development of exemplary pilot projects (concerning sustainable food services, student well-being), Graines de Changement fosters the implementation of inspiring initiatives designed to change the world.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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