Sustainable Coworking in Portugal: discover the first company in the industry to achieve a B-Corp certification

Nestled within the vibrant streets of Lisbon, Heden emerges not just as a sustainable coworking space that cares about the environment but also engages with the community. Its commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility is exemplified by its recent achievement of being the first coworking company in Portugal to earn B-Corp certification. Let’s explore how Heden is revolutionizing the coworking landscape in Lisbon while leaving a positive impact on both the environment and the community.

Redefining the industry with a Sustainable Coworking


Heden’s ethos goes beyond providing shared office space; it’s about creating a sustainable ecosystem where businesses thrive, communities connect, and the environment flourishes. From its inception, sustainability has been woven into every aspect of Heden’s operations, from the eco-friendly infrastructure to daily practices that minimize waste and promote responsible consumption.

Upon stepping foot into Heden, one immediately notices its eco-friendly infrastructure – a testament to its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. The buildings boasts renewable energy sources, energy-efficient lighting, and the use of recycled materials, setting a new standard for sustainable coworking spaces. Beyond infrastructure, Heden implements a range of sustainable practices, including composting, recycling programs, and water-saving initiatives, encouraging members to embrace a culture of sustainability.

The company is also committed to work with local suppliers that are conscious of their environmental impacts. One of their iconic partners are the Burel Factory a local business located in Serra da Estrela that produce wool from free range animals that live in ideal conditions, providing an excellent final product that is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. A very peculiar element that can be found in all Heden locations, the big and colourful burel panels are more than just a strong signature design element, they help reducing the noise level in the workspace.

Another local partner is Coopérnico one of the first green energy providers in Portugal. By working with this supplier, Heden ensures the origin of its resources and takes another step towards its commitment to the environment and the community. During the course of this partnership, the Santa Apolónia building rooftop was covered with solar panels that produce half of the energy needed by the building in house.

But sustainability isn’t just about the environment; it’s also about people. Heden recognizes this and places community engagement at the forefront of its mission. Through workshops, events, and networking opportunities, members come together to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and inspire positive change. By fostering a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to making a difference, Heden amplifies its impact beyond its walls, creating a ripple effect of change throughout Lisbon and beyond.

The Significance of B-Corp Certification

Achieving B-Corp certification is a significant milestone for Heden, signifying its unwavering commitment to social and environmental responsibility. B-Corp certification isn’t just about meeting a set of criteria; it’s about embodying a set of values that align with Heden’s core principles. By voluntarily undergoing the rigorous assessment process, Heden has demonstrated its dedication to using its influence for good, setting the standard for sustainable coworking spaces not only in Lisbon but worldwide.

Empowering Change-Makers for a Better Future

At its heart, Heden is more than just a workspace – it’s a community of change-makers united by a common purpose: to create a better world. Through collaboration, innovation, and collective action, Heden empowers its members to drive meaningful change in their communities and beyond. By providing a platform for individuals and businesses to thrive while making a positive impact, Heden is paving the way for a more sustainable and socially responsible future.

Leading by Example

In a world where the need for sustainable and socially responsible businesses has never been greater, Heden stands as a shining example of what’s possible. By redefining coworking with sustainability at its core and earning B-Corp certification, Heden is leading the charge towards a brighter future for all. As we look ahead, let us take inspiration from Heden’s innovative approach and work together to build a world where businesses thrive, communities flourish, and the planet prospers.

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