Opaline SA

Fruit Juices

Orsieres, Valais

Switzerland

www.opaline-factory.ch

About Opaline

Opaline is a Swiss company founded by people who share a passion. The passion of high quality natural fruit juices, made with respect for traditional know-how, nature and mankind.

Opaline’s juices are made exclusively from freshly pressed fruits and vegetables, sourced from local farmers. No concentrates. No preservatives. No colorings. Just a pure juice, just as nature intended it to be. Today, Opaline can be seen in over 900 retailers in Switzerland, from café-restaurants-hotels to hospitals and schools and of course, grocery stores.

It all began in a kitchen back in 2010, testing recipes and developing ideas on how to contribute to the safeguard of local agriculture. In 2011, Opaline invested in a small-scale fruit juice production line and started selling its products locally. Sales grew rapidly and the company transferred its production to a larger facility, powered by the solar energy.

Opaline has a “fair price” policy on all its needs in fruits and vegetables. It is also managed on a linear system, where all those involved in the development are considered as an essential part and thus treated equally. As for those directly employed by Opaline, they were all offered access to the share capital, with no minimum investment.

Opaline received the Swiss Ethical Business award in 2014, in recognition for its positive impact on the local economy, the contribution to the safeguard of local agriculture and ultimately for its effort developing a product made with respect to all those involved in the process, including Nature.

B Corp is a fantastic tool which enables us to monitor our dedication to social and environmental values. Our inspiration for change is a strong fit with the desire of the B Corp organization to lead and redefine success in businesses.

The Change We Seek®

Opaline seeks to provide a range of high quality juices, 100% natural, made from 100% Swiss fresh fruits and vegetables. Using a tailor-made production process, Opaline thrives to provide better tasting and healthier products the way nature intended them to be. As a company, Opaline seeks to place Nature and Humans at the very heart of its operations. It recognises the need to value agricultural land and is inspired by the work of those who grow our fruits and vegetables. As such, Opaline is committed to sharing its vision in a way that inspires as wide an audience as possible to develop and consume products that are healthy for them, the environment and the local economy.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2015
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.

29
7
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.

21
18
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).

6
N/A
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.

64
17
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.

10
6
Overall B Score
130
55

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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