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B Corporation

Cielo Hammocks is the only hammock company in Mexico certified as a B Corp (Sistema B) and the 8th Mexican company certified under this program. We have also been awarded “Best for the World in 2015, 2016 & 2017 for our work in the Community.

Cielo Hammocks is not just a hammock company; we are an instrument of change in our region, seeking to transform the lives of warpers and provide opportunities for their children.

We are a sustainable, integral company that promotes the empowerment of women. The main objective of our efforts are the Mayan indigenous women of our community, who represent 90% of our weavers. We are looking to empower women as heads of family and also as entrepreneurs and instruments of change in their communities.

The generation of employment in a region that has historically been marginalized creates a domino effect of economic stimulus for the community. Our non-profit arm, Fundación Cielo, is looking to expand our local impact. We reinvest a percentage of Cielo Hammock’s profits in projects in the region including adult literacy classes, scholarships & mentorship for teenagers, English for children, training prevention for drug, violence and alcoholism. #bthechange #giveback #onecielo

 

Recognized as Best for the world 2015, 2016 & 2017

Cielo Hammocks Honored as 'Best for the World'

Greater positive impact on the community

Cielo Hammocks has been recognized for creating the most positive impact in the global community by B Lab The 'B Corp Best for the Community' list honors companies that earned a community score in the top 10% of more than 1,860 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries in the B impact evaluation, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the impact of a company on its workers, the community and the environment. Cielo Hammocks was recognized among micro, small and medium companies around the world from 18 industries and 24 countries. The full evaluation measures the impact of a company on its workers, the community, clients and environment.

The winners are presented in the B Magazine and in the digital platform of B the Change, bthechange.com. They were also honored at the first annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards ceremony at the Haas Business School of the University of California at Berkeley.

B Corp's Best for Community list sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates that any type of company can use the business as a force for good.

The community part of the Impact Evaluation B evaluates the relationships, diversity and participation of the providers in the local community. It also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable donations, including whether the product or service of a company is designed to solve a social problem, such as access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity and the arts.

"The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the vanguard of a global movement that uses the business as a force for food, we are inspired by them and feel deeply honored to join this historic and revolutionary celebration," Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media @University of California, Berkeley

 

Cielo Hamacas recognized as best for the community

Greater positive impact on the community

Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Mérida, Yucatán. MX.

Today Cielo Hammocks was recognized for creating the most positive community impact of B Change Media based on an independent and comprehensive evaluation administered by the independent non-profit laboratory B Lab. The winners are presented in the next fall issue of B Magazine and in the digital platform of B the Change, bthechange.com. They were also honored at the first annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards ceremony at the Haas Business School of the University of California at Berkeley.

Cielo Hammocks is honored in the Best for Community list, where it scored 10 percent more than 1,800 companies in the Impact Evaluation B. The full evaluation measures the impact of a company on its workers, the community, clients and environment. The 141 winning companies in the Community category come from 18 industries and 24 countries.

The community part of the Impact Evaluation B evaluates the relationships, diversity and participation of the providers in the local community. It also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable donations, including whether the product or service of a company is designed to solve a social problem, such as access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity and the arts. . The winners in the top 10 set a standard for high impact that business as a force for good that can be done in communities around the world.

The 141 Best for Community companies come from more than 120 different industries, such as manufacturing, financial services and engineering. B Cambio de Medios simultaneously launched separate lists recognizing Empresas B as Best for the World (general impact) Best for the Environment, Best for Customers and Best for Workers, which can be found at http: // best. bthechange.com (Not available until September 8).

Other 2016 Best for the Community winners are: the Oregon-based A-Z Wineworks winery, Beneficial State Bank; And Greyston Bakery.

"The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the vanguard of a global movement that uses the business as a force for food, we are inspired by them and feel deeply honored to join this historic and revolutionary celebration," said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B magazine and host of the Best for, the world event at the University of California, Berkeley on September 8, 2016.

A total of 2015 B Companies were named 2016 Best for the World including The Honest Company; Cooperative Home Care Associates; And traditional medicines. Thirty-five countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Vietnam.

The 2016 Best for the World Honorees represents almost a third of all the B Corps, showing a wide range of excellence throughout the community. Today there are more than 1,800 B Companies in more than 120 industries and 42 countries, unified by the common goal: redefining success in business.

Hammocks marketed through Cielo Hamacas represent the work of more than 880 families in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cielo Hammocks continues the centuries-old tradition of hand weaving the most beautiful Mayan hammocks in the world. Our high quality hammocks are sold by our family business, capturing a millenary history that offers the highest quality and most competitive prices in the whole world!

B Change Media was formed as a partnership between B Lab, the B Business community, and Bryan Welch, former CEO of Ogden Publications (B Corp since 2010). B Change Media is a multiplatform media company whose mission is to build the largest committed public in the world with a passion for using the business as a force for good. B Media has editorial and operational independence and covers stories about businesses that use force for good. B Change Media has independent investors and is a subsidiary of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that administers the impact evaluation and adds the Empresas B community.

Fair Trade Federation

Cielo Hammocks is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. The company went through a rigorous process of selection and accreditation to become a member of Fair Trade. We see our hammocks as an instrument of change in the communities we serve, where we strive to empower indigenous Mayan women.

The 9 principles of fair trade in CIELO HAMMOCKS

1.- OPPORTUNITIES

Cielo Hammocks is concerned with creating job and growth opportunities for its employees. Through a business based on sustainability, the company gives artisans social and economic support through educational programs, health and productive projects to expand their business, making them feel like the engine of the company.

2.- TRANSPARENT RELATIONS

The company always cares to maintain stable relationships with all its members taking it to a more personal level. Working together with our weavers and with excellent communication and constant visits we create a close bond that motivates them to carry out their work. If something goes wrong, Cielo Hammocks intervenes to fix the problems that may arise.

3.- TRAINING

Cielo Hammocks is in favor of economic independence and self-sufficient businesses. That is why he decides to encourage artisans in their businesses by introducing them to the market, providing economic and technical support so that they can achieve success independently.

4.- PROMOTION OF FAIR TRADE

Due to the conditions of the current trade, Cielo Hammocks is concerned with the promotion of Fair Trade for both our customers and our craftsmen, instilling that for any economic activity that is carried out, it must be carried out with good practices demonstrating that it is always come to good results

5.- FAIR WAGES

We are aware of all the work involved in the development of our products, so Cielo Hammocks promotes the idea of ​​fair payment to all. That is why we fight against discrimination and distribute all resources equitably and equally for everyone without leaving anyone out.

6.- SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Cielo Hammocks is aware of the value of the company's personnel, so it always makes sure to provide the best working conditions to all employees, motivating them to perform their tasks correctly and efficiently. We put aside taboos, accepting any person in our company regardless of sex, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, political ideology, etc. Making them feel part of the family and achieving an adhesion of all the members of the work team.

7.- RIGHTS OF CHILDREN

The company is in charge of defending the rights of children, always striving to improve the quality of life of the children of our craftsmen. We are against child labor exploitation.

8.- CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Cielo Hammocks, always committed to sustainable development, is responsible for not compromising or endangering the environment, promoting this ideology to all members of the organization, always seeking the use of resources that do not harm or destroy the ecosystem. to save energy and recycling office and packaging materials.

9.- INTERCULTURAL RESPECT

As part of the essence of the company, Cielo Hammocks seeks the preservation of cultures, establishing a model that respects a millenary tradition as part of a cultural heritage. Moreover, the commercial outlet of this craft allows the preservation of Mayan traditions and customs.

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