Abenex is BCorp certified

Abenex has become a certified B Corp and confirms its pioneering spirit by becoming one of the first buyout firms to obtain the certification in Europe

At Abenex, we are convinced that in order to create long-term value and ensure that the companies we support thrive, it is essential to take into account sustainable growth. This is recognized by B Corp, which identifies companies that respect the environment, society and its stakeholders, and that see their businesses as a force for good.

For many years, Abenex has been committed on a daily basis to ESG issues as a whole, for example by having joined the International Climate Initiative on the environmental aspect engaging with companies in our portfolio to reduce their carbon footprint or by having classified our funds as Article 8 under SFDR.

Today, Abenex is shifting gears and obtains the B Corp certification, endorsing its involvement as a positive impact management company, a pioneering move for a private equity buyout fund.

After a rigorous certification process, the team is proud to join a community of companies committed to a process of continuously improving their social and environmental performance. Being a certified B Corp is the recognition of our long-term commitment to doing business more responsibly with a positive impact.

Companies are an important catalyst of change to transform our society and B Corp defines a path of continuous improvement and progress to activate this lever.

For Abenex, this is another milestone on our roadmap to strengthen our impact on the companies in our portfolio by encouraging them to meet their environmental, social and societal challenges. Our certification is thus further proof of our commitment towards our community, our environment, our employees, our portfolio companies and our investors.

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“Certified B Corporation” is a trademark licensed by B Lab, a private non-profit organization, to companies like ours that have successfully completed the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”) and therefore meet the requirements set by B Lab for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is specified that B Lab is not a conformity assessment body as defined by Regulation (EU) No 765/2008, nor is it a national, European, or international standardization body as per Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012. The criteria of the BIA are distinct and independent from the harmonized standards resulting from ISO norms or other standardization bodies, and they are not ratified by national or European public institutions.