“We are proud to be a part of an ecosystem focused on making the world a better place for future generations.”
Manuel Bastos, Co-Founder
Our pursuit of
at the beginning of our journey
Our Sustainability Principles
Six Key Principles that encompass ecological, economical and social aspects of our business
Fostering the development of Lisbon as a world class dense and livable city is a cornerstone of our brand’s ethos. Our approach is to help contribute to the containment of sub-urbanisation and cut the CO2 emissions of our community and spaces.
Heden is equipped with 48 solar panels, which collectively supply around 50% of the energy needed to power Santa Apolónia per day. We are part of the first Portuguese renewable energy cooperative, Coopérnico, dedicated to offsetting their carbon footprint through the utilization of local power generation.
Inclusivity & Equality
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Certified B Corporations are required to meet demanding sustainability impact standards across their entire business in five key areas: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, Heden is now legally committed to a purpose beyond just driving profit.
But being a B Corp isn’t just a reflection of what we’ve done so far. It gives us a platform to continue operating as a business with a purpose. Society’s greatest challenges can’t be overcome without businesses playing their part, helping to tackle topics like renewable energy, sustainable waste removal and recycling, reductions in pollution and our footprint, education, equality and inclusion. We are proud to be a part of an ecosystem focused on making the world a better place for future generations.
Businesses need a score of 80 points or above to achieve B Corp certification. We’re proud to have achieved a score of 86.1 – and we plan to continue building on this.