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Vestergaard earns B Corporation Certification®
The global manufacturing company announces its newly earned B Corporation® (B CorpTM) Certification, strengthening the brand’s commitment to use business as a vehicle to address some of public health’s greatest challenges and achieve prosperity for all. By joining the Swiss B Corp Community, Vestergaard joins the global movement of for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good.
“This certification reaffirms the commitment we made more than two decades ago when Vestergaard launched the mission to use our innovation and technology platform to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable groups,” Nicolas CFOO of Vestergaard. “Earning B Corp certification shows that we have met the highest levels of verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. For us, this certification is just the beginning. We will continue to innovate for greater positive impact through the products and services we create, the programmes we launch, and the people we work with.”
“It’s a real pleasure to welcome Vestergaard. Their impressive social mission in delivering health solutions for the most vulnerable groups is a demonstration of how business can be an equitable force for good. Their long-lasting commitments are highly valuable in supporting the collective action with the local and global community of certified B Corp and so accelerating the just transition to a sustainable world.”
- Jonathan Normand, B Lab Switzerland Executive Director
“For us, this certification is just the beginning,” adds Schornoz. “We will continue to innovate for greater positive impact through the products and services we create, the programmes we launch, and the people we work with.
The B Corp Movement is made up of over 3,800 businesses globally, across 150 industries who are committed to measuring their impact and building better businesses. Unlike traditional corporations, B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders: customers, workers, communities, and the environment.
As a Certified B Corp, Vestergaard will measure and manage the impact of its business on its employees, community and the environment with as much rigor as it manages and monitors its profits.
Nicolas Schornoz CFOO of Vestergaard
Vestergaard manufacturers innovative, high-quality tools to improve global health outcomes in mainly low- and middle-income countries. Well known for their PermaNet® long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to prevent malaria, the company has manufactured 900 million PermaNet® protecting an estimated 1.6 billion lives in malaria-endemic countries. Additional company initiatives focus on fighting neglected tropical diseases, reducing food insecurity through Chombo and ZeroFly® storage bags and utilising technology to drive data-driven decision making.
Founded in 1957, the company is headquartered in Switzerland, with an office in India, a research and development lab in Africa, and a quality control and manufacturing lab in Vietnam.
About B Corporation®
Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. To date, there are more than 3,800 B Corps in 150 industries and 74 countries around the world.
About B Lab (Switzerland)
B Lab Switzerland is the Swiss branch of a global non-profit organisation that supports a community of people using business as a force for goodTM. Their initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Assessment, engagement programs such as the Swiss Triple Impact and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all.