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Best Practice In Social Impact
June 11, 2021

Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.

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Best Practice B-Corporations in Healthcare

1. Patients Know Best 

Patients Know Best is ranked in the top 10% of World Social Businesses, independently assessed for ethical and sustainable business practices. Patients Know Best or ‘PKB’ is a social enterprise and technology platform, designed to bring together patient data from health and social care providers and the patient’s own data, into one secure personal health record. Award-winning granular consent model allows patients to share all or parts of their record with family, carers and other healthcare professionals, anywhere in the world. This has paved the way for joined-up care that is safer, efficient and focused around the individual care needs of more than 5.2 million citizens in the U.K alone.

2. Optel 

A leading global supplier of track-and-trace technologies to some of the world’s top pharmaceutical and consumer package goods (CPG) companies, OPTEL provides a growing number of industries with innovative digital traceability solutions and vision systems to achieve regulatory compliance, optimize operational efficiency and ultimately create the Intelligent Supply Chain. 

3. Danone 

Danone aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with our vision – Danone, One Planet. One Health – which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. We deliberately concentrate on high-growth and health-focused categories, and commit to operating in an efficient, sustainable and responsible manner. In the UK, Danone seeks to help consumers understand the role the fresh dairy products can play in a balanced diet, offering tasty, versatile choices to meet consumers needs every day. To achieve this, Danone works collaboratively with their employees, their partners and suppliers, and their local communities.

4. Delft Care

We envision a world in which everyone can benefit from the modern world advances in the field of healthcare. Delft is specifically dedicated to improving people’s quality of life around the world by means of its diagnostic imaging devices, e-health software, and related services. Delft Imaging aims to make quality diagnostics available to everyone – regardless of where they live. Active in over forty countries globally, the company focuses on providing affordable, innovative diagnostic solutions to help strengthen healthcare systems around the world. Delft Imaging specialises in tuberculosis (TB) screening – an infectious disease that still takes over 1.6 million lives each year. With their diagnostic solutions, the company has helped to screen more than six million people for TB.

 

References:

Certified B Corporation [2021] Available at: https://bcorporation.net/directory?search=&industry=Pharmaceuticals%20%26%20Supplies&country=&state=&city= [Accessed 4 May 2021]. 

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