2 billion people live on an income of less than 2 dollars a day. Among them, 70% are women. It is to address this problem that Isabelle Mashola and Philippe Coup-Jambet created isahit in 2017, an ethical data labeling platform on which women from all over the world can work and train for digital jobs.
5 years later, we are very happy to report the following:
Every day since the creation of isahit, our teams have been focusing their efforts on reinforcing the impact of our model and we are very proud to announce that we are officially B corp certified!
The B Corp movement seeks to develop a partnership economy, not a shareholder economy; an economy that serves the common good and is based on collaboration and mutual support.
B Corp™ is both a French and international community of impact companies, a free impact monitoring and measurement tool accessible to all, and a label that certifies companies that respect high social and environmental standards :
1. A French and international community of impact companies
In 2021, there are more than 4,000 certified B Corp companies of all sizes and sectors in 77 countries, including more than 150 in France.
2. A free impact monitoring and measurement tool accessible to all
A tool that measures the impact of both business models and operations around 5 pillars: Governance, Employees, Community, Environment and Customers.
3. An internationally recognized label
Companies with a final BIA score of more than 80 points can apply to become a "Certified B Corporation®".
In 2021, more than 4,000 companies, including more than 150 in France, will place social, societal and environmental impact at the heart of their raison d'être and their business model.
Some figures about the BIA (Self-assessment tool created and distributed online, free of charge, by B Lab):
55: Average score of companies that have completed a BIA.
91 : Average score of French B Corp.
133 : Highest score of a French B Corp.
11 : # of new BIA sessions created / day in 2020 in France
3 : # of BIA filings / week in 2020 in France.
50% : The success rate of companies in the audit.
For isahit, the objective was to evaluate the impact generated on our community, to affirm our positioning but also to identify our areas of improvement.
Becoming a B Corp™ is not just about obtaining a label: it is about committing to a path of transformation and progress, which is both demanding and exciting. A path to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and become, not the best in the world, but the best FOR the world.
Thus, for 7 months, we evaluated the impact of our business model and operations with the B Corp tool, based on 5 pillars: Governance, Employees, Community, Environment and Customers.
Today, we are very proud to be the first European Ethical AI company to be B Corp certified and the 6th French company with a total of 114 points. Discover our dedicated page on the B Corp website.
Being B Corp certified is a victory but also a promise: to strengthen training and education for our community, to continue to challenge ourselves both locally and globally and, with the help of the B Corp community, to encourage and promote the Social and Solidarity Economy ecosystem.
By being part of the isahit ecosystem, you are also part of our mission and we are excited to share this win with you today!
Be sure to stay up to date on our impact metrics on our dedicated page.
Since isahit's creation, we measure yearly the social impact generated on our community with the help of a firm specialized on the topic. In 2022, we went even further by developing our own impact measurement indicators to assess - in the future and on an ongoing basis - our impact and the impact generated behind each of our clients' projects.
Depuis la création d'isahit, "l'humain" a toujours été au cœur de notre mission. Aujourd'hui, notre communauté comprend plus de 1400 femmes originaires de 41 pays différents; et leur diversité est notre plus grand force. En cette rentrée de septembre, nous avons souhaité aborder les sujets de diversité et d'inclusion en entreprise, pourquoi est-ce important, quelles politiques les entreprises peuvent mettre en place et comment les promouvoir en interne.
This month, we wanted to highlight the diversity of our community, present in 42 countries, and share with you a little bit of their cultures... through their culinary specialties! Some of our HITers played along and shared with us their countries' specialties. From Benin to the Philippines, discover their favorite recipes and travel with your taste buds!
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