- Sustainable, transparent, responsible: leading sustainability body certifies Plan A’s social and environmental performance
- Plan A ranks high among peers with 114.5 out of a possible 200 points
- B Corp certification first milestone on Greentech’s sustainability roadmap
Berlin, 08 February 2022: Plan A is a sustainable, value-driven, and responsible technology company that strives for a balance between people, planet, and profit. This has now been officially attested to the Berlin-based greentech with the prestigious B Corp certification. B Corp stands for “Benefit Corporation” and proves that around 4,500 companies worldwide – only 40 of them from Germany – comply with strict social and ecological standards.
The rigorous process requires companies to answer more than 300 detailed questions about corporate governance, workers, customers, communities and environmental impact, and is highly regarded as recognition of good business practices, accountability, and social and environmental proactivity. Companies that receive certification must undergo a review every three years by demonstrating positive impacts on an ongoing basis.
Lubomila Jordanova, CEO of Plan A: “Sustainable economy is at the core of our corporate DNA and business model. We want to make sure we practice what we preach. With the B Corp certification, we show that technology, business, and positive social and environmental impact go hand in hand. A first milestone on our sustainability journey, with more to follow soon.”
Plan A among the best-rated B Corp companies worldwide
An overall score was determined through a thorough analysis of the key areas “governance”, “customers”, “workers”, “environment” and “community”. A minimum of 80 out of a possible 200 points is required for certification. Plan A scored 114.5 points, making it one of the top-rated B Corp companies worldwide.
Please see the detailed Impact Assessment report here.
About Plan A
Plan A is a leading software developer in the field of corporate carbon accounting and decarbonisation. The German company has developed a SaaS platform that combines cutting-edge technology and the latest scientific standards and methodologies (certified by TÜV Rheinland). The end-to-end software solution automates CO2 emissions calculation, carbon reduction planning, and ESG reporting for businesses.
Founded in 2017, the company has already received several awards, most recently Generali’s SME EnterPRIZE Award 2021 and the prestigious The Europas Award 2021. Plan A closed a Series A funding round of USD 10 million in November 2021 (HV Capital and Keen Venture Partners, joining Demeter, coparion, and Softbank as investors). Plan A is a B Corp certified business and adheres to strict social and environmental standards. For more information, visit plana.earth.
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