OUR B CORP COMMITMENT
We are using business as a force for good.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of September 2016, there are more than 1,860 Certified B Corporations from over 130 industries and 50 countries. Hammock Boutique is the 8th Mexican Company to be certified.
The change we seek:
The south of Mexico is the most impoverished region of the country and Hammock Boutique is committed to making a long-term social and economic impact. Only 50% of children continue past middle school education. In addition, most of the working age population can only communicate in Mayan and 25% have no formal schooling.
Hammock Boutique is not just a hammock company; we are an instrument of change in our home region looking at transforming the lives of the weavers and to provide opportunities for their children.
We are a Sustainable, Holistic, Empowerment (SHE) network. The primary focus of our efforts are the indigenous Mayan women in our network who represent 90% of our weavers. We are looking to empower more women as heads of households but also as entrepreneurs and instrument of change in their communities.
Generating employment in a region that historically has been marginalized creates a ripple effect of economic stimulus for the community. Our non-profit arm, Fundacion Cielo is looking to expand our local impact. Cielo Foundation, is funded by a percentage of the profits of Hammock Boutique and is designed to end the inter-generational poverty cycle in the Mayan communities of the Yucatan. Every summer, with the help of #volunteers, we work on programs mainly in Heath and Education.
You can be part of our efforts in the Mayan communities of the Yucatan, visit Cielo Foundation website.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives, to learn more visit www.bcorporation.net