Following its B Corp certification in May 2020, Ethos Services SA is designated “Best For The World 2021” for its governance practices.
Ethos Services SA, which employs 27 people in Geneva and Zurich, has been designated “Best For The World 2021” in the Governance category. This award distinguishes companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, responsibility and transparency. It is granted annually to the 5% of B Corp certified companies that achieve the highest scores in their industry within one of the following categories: governance, employee policies, customer relations and community and respect for the environment.
"We are very proud of this recognition", said Vincent Kaufmann, CEO of Ethos. It shows that we ourselves apply the good governance practices that the foundation has tirelessly advocated for nearly 25 years with companies listed in Switzerland and abroad. Transparency, in particular, is essential for Ethos. On our website, we voluntarily publish a large number of documents which describe in detail and govern our daily activities, such as our annual report, our voting positions at general meetings, our principles for sustainable investment, our proxy voting guidelines or our reports on our shareholder dialogue activities."
Ethos Services SA is thus one of the seven Swiss companies which were named "Best For The World" this year in one of the five categories covered by B Corp. Certification is awarded by B Lab, a non-profit organization established in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
To be granted a B Corp certification and then maintain it, a company must obtain a minimum score of 80 points (out of 200) in an assessment carried out according to an international standard. In May 2020, Ethos Services SA reached a score of 109 points, which allowed it to rank directly among the best service companies engaged in the B Corp movement.