The B Corp standard measures management performance across the whole company, covering five key impact areas: governance, employees, community, environment, and customers. Achieving prescribed levels in these areas involves significant effort and dedication; companies must pass a rigorous assessment process and provide tangible evidence of good practice in these key areas.
“We always consider the social and environmental impact of our activities and have adopted a legal entity that requires all stakeholders to be considered in the decision-making process,” said Jean-Marie Raymond, CEO of Pharmactive Biotech Products. “We believe this is an important aspect to ensure the success, continuity, and profitability of our business. Our mission is to bring to market innovative products of natural origin that promote well-being, while having a positive social and environmental influence.”
Pharmactive is known for its proactive approach to the environmentally supportive sourcing and extraction of its natural botanical. The company applies natural proprietary extraction processes via eco-friendly techniques that use no alcohol-based elements or synthetic additives. The process involves limited industrial processing, has low energy consumption, and produces minimal waste. Pharmactive operates on 100% renewable electricity and recycles the water used during the extraction of its active ingredients. Additionally, the company ships its products in 100% recycled cardboard containers.
On the social and economic front, Pharmactive, which boasts a 60% women-powered workforce (half the management team is female), actively contributes to the development of the communities in which it operates. For example, the company works with local farmers in the area of Las Pedroñeras, in Castilla-La Mancha, where garlic, the raw material for ABG10+, its aged black garlic extract, is grown. Running solidarity activities within the community, Pharmactive maintains a stable and close relationship with suppliers and collaborators. It also encourages flexible working hours to help its employees balance work and family life.