Sustainability has been in our DNA since the very beginning, when we decided to tackle the problem of space debris. We extended the standard sustainability framework, usually applied to the Earth’s environment and inhabitants, to a whole new dimension: outer space.
It has been a few years now since we have broadened our horizons to orbital logistics, but we still believe so strongly in this principle that we have decided to clearly state it as part of our vision of “Creating the first space logistic infrastructure to enable the next trillion-dollar space economy”.
We place equal emphasis on three pillars: profit, benefit, and global impact. We were the first aerospace company worldwide to receive the B-Corp certification, a third-party validation of the company’s positive impact on the stated goals.
A B-Corp is a model of private enterprise that commits to producing public benefit to all the stakeholders: customers, society, workers, suppliers, the community, and the environment while pursuing profitable goals. According to the Benefit Corporation legislation, law nr. 208 approved by the Italian parliament on December 28th, 2015, a B-Corp:
Have a corporate purpose to create a measurable positive impact on society and the environment;
Consider the interest of workers, community, and the environment when assessing the impact of their decisions, and not just the interest of shareholders; and
Publish an annual Impact Report to assess their overall social and environmental performance against a third-party standard.