C&EN, June 5, 2017
Hovione is the first Chemical/Pharmaceutical Company integrating this innovative community of companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
As a Certified B Corporation Hovione wants to contribute to redefine success in business, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, setting its team members for success and personal satisfaction and aspiring to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. Hovione believe that B Corps, and especially those that are family businesses, through the power of their collective voice, are competing to be Best for the World® and through them society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.
To certify as a B Corp, a set of rigorous social and environmental standards must be met. This is achieved through the B Impact Assessment process that requires four principle areas to be assessed: governance model, workers, environment protection and community involvement, including the impact on its suppliers. Hovione's certification process began almost a year ago. During this period B Lab assessed Hovione's policies and procedures in all locations with its operations around the world (Portugal, Ireland, United States and Asia). They concluded that Hovione follows all the appropriate models and can thus be part of this movement.
This is a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM with a vision that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World®.