Why did Ouro Verde Amazonia first take the B Impact Assessment?
We were encouraged to benchmark our performance by New Ventures
What matters most to your company?
The sharing of power between the nut-growing communities and corporate buyers has been very unbalanced in the past. Our company was built to change the supply chain of brazil nuts so that there is a more fair relationship between these two groups.
What did you learn by taking the Assessment?
We became more confident about our social impact when we had an objective standard to measure our success against. It is much better to have a concrete number than a feeling or a story. This process also helped others, especially customers and other buyers, have more trust in our company.
What did you do as a result of taking the Assessment?
We initially received a lower score on Environment and Community than we were expecting. We initially became a little frustrated, because our company was simply not collecting the information to show proof of our impact here. As a result of taking this Assessment, we are much more conscious about prospecting better information from our suppliers so that we can stand behind what we are saying.
We became more confident about our social impact when we had an objective standard to measure our success against.Luis Fernando Laranja da Fonseca, Director
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