The Chiesi Group is the largest recognized pharmaceutical group B Corp globally.
A certification of high social and environmental standards. It is one more step on our path towards Sustainability,
towards integrating the concept of Shared Value in our entire business model, providing as much value to society as to our company.
Beyond the recognition of this certification, it is something that seems natural to us: taking care of others has always been at the center of our work. We join this global movement as a force to do good. A model to follow in which we hope to be an example for other companies to join.
Sustainability has always been important to Chiesi, but today it is part of our strategic plan. This means that we are committed to improving the quality of life of patients, protecting the planet and its inhabitants, putting ourselves at the service of the community, promoting the growth of our people and, all this, always guaranteeing the maximum transparency of our work. As part of this process, we have chosen to become a B Corp Company, a legal statute that allows us to pursue a double objective: to create value for both our company and society. Internally, we launched "We Act - We Acively care for Tomorrow", a sustainability program that involves all the people of Chiesi in a coordinated commitment.
Our B Corp certification has been a true global and collective success. As of 2018, 28 affiliates have participated in a self-evaluation and improvement process. Through the use of shared measurement standards, we were able to identify areas with potential for improvement action plans and establish and share good practices to spread among the entire Chiesi Group.
B Corps companies balance profit and purpose, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal responsibility. The B Corp movement includes more than 2,700 companies in 64 countries, with the shared goal of using business as a force to do good. Becoming a B Corp requires achieving a minimum score on the B Impact Assessment (BIA), a strict assessment of the company's impact on its employees, customers, community and environment. It also involves publishing an annual report on environmental and economic results, among others.
In short, to be a B Corp is to operate in a way that maximizes the positive impact both in society and throughout the company, responding to the concept of "shared value".