plenum - society for holistic sustainable development GmbH

Sustainability consulting and education company

Vienna, Vienna


About plenum

plenum is a first-rate business and coaching consultancy for corporate sustainability working for leading companies. Founded in Vienna 2002, plenum is 100% independent and owner managed. Our founders have been working closely together with leading brands from the beginning of the era of corporate and social sustainability. They know how to achieve the perfect mix of strategy, management processes and people engagement to obtain business value for companies.

We became a B Corp because we believe in sustainability, change and impact. B Corp status is a truer reflection of our nature as an organisation than a for profit limited company. We are very proud to be the first B Corp in France.

The Change We Seek®

Passion for creating contemporary sustainability projects and guiding transformation to solve sustainability challenges is the fuel behind what they do for leading companies. plenum works together with organisations to craft strategies along with a unique and innovative sustainability approach. They thrive on collaborating with clients who are forward thinking and looking for sustainable growth and being entrepreneurs of the sustainability age.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2015

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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