Benefit Corporations is a company that meets the highest standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and responsibility. The B Corp movement comprises 2,700 companies in 64 different countries, who have decided to use business as a force for good.
A company that wants to become a B Corp must achieve a certain level in its B Impact Assessment, an evaluation that reviews the company's impact on its employees, customers, society and the environment.
Taking care of people is part of our DNA. The B Impact Assessment is an official tool through which we meant to measure our performance. Having obtained the B Corp Certification has helped us understand where we stand and what actions we need to take to ensure that our business meets society's needs.
Being a B Corp means looking beyond profit and using business as a positive force. It is a commitment to complying with and ensuring the highest standards of transparency, accountability and social and economic sustainability.
The Nordic branch of Chiesi received one of the highest scores in the evaluation. There are several reasons for that. One is our work on gender equality. Another is our project "Help a little"/First Day Gift - a collaboration between Chiesi and the Swedish Premature Babies Foundation (Prematurförbundet).
In May 2019, Chiesi became the largest global pharmaceutical group in the world to receive its B Corp certification.
The Nordic company distinguished itself at the top among Chiesi's subsidiaries. (read more about our B Corp certification below)
Chiesi has integrated the UN's 17 sustainability goals into our sustainability efforts. We have identified that we will specifically contribute to nine of the 17 goals through our four focus areas of People, Patient, Planet and Partnerships. Read more about our specific sustainability goals in the Nordic countries below.