BIME joins B Corp movement
– This recognition is awarded to companies that are leaders in their economic, social and environmental commitment after passing a rigorous evaluation and verification process.
– BIME has thus become a B Corp benchmark for the Music Industry in Europe and America.
BIME has been recognised as a B Corp for its compliance with high standards in terms of social and environmental performance, transparency and corporate responsibility. It joins the B Corp community as a pioneer in the cultural and creative industries sector, joining a global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy that seeks to transform the economy for the benefit of all people and the planet.
This recognition was the culmination of a rigorous two-year process of analysis and evaluation that only 4% of the companies evaluated with the B Corp tool managed to pass.
Some of the keys to surpassing the standard have been, among others, the actions carried out in its face-to-face events to reduce environmental impact through a strict system of waste reduction and recycling, the promotion of sustainable mobility, in addition to the transversal sustainability approach to all the debates and activities carried out in its programme. Gender equality also has a great relevance in this meeting place of the music industry with several initiatives such as the Music Equality Forum that brings together associations and professionals from all over the world working to achieve a more equal and inclusive industry, or the creation and delivery of the BIME Equity awards, which were born in 2022 to give visibility and recognize the talent, career and future projection of women and dissidents who make up the artistic and / or professional fabric of the music industry.
BIME is also aligned with the BCorp movement in its space for innovation and entrepreneurship, BIME Startup!, and in its commitment to training and knowledge transmission at BIME Campus. The BIME LIVE programme, which includes free concerts and cultural activities for the general public, aims to maximise the social and cultural impact by promoting the democratisation of culture. In addition, hiring local teams is another of the hallmarks that make BIME a national and international benchmark in the search for opportunities for radical collaboration; connecting companies, institutions, universities and citizens with the result of collective projects of international impact. Their contribution to the community has been positively valued, highlighting their civic commitment and the economic impact on the city of Bilbao, one of the venues of the intentional meeting.
BIME is a non-profit project; it is carried out by the Creative Industries Foundation in collaboration with professionals, artists, companies and institutions from all areas of the cultural and creative industries. Since its birth more than a decade ago, it seeks to boost the music industry and promote emerging talent, becoming a real engine of economic, cultural and social growth. The values and ethical principles of a B Corp company are reflected in BIME with an organisational awareness of horizontality, collaboration, flexibility, inclusion and parity. The process undertaken to become a B Corp also involves an alignment with the 2030 Agenda, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Global Compact.
B Corp is a global movement of people using the power of business to solve the social and environmental problems of the 21st century. Unlike companies that only pursue economic ends, B Corp companies – today more than 6,000 worldwide – meet verified high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. These companies are transforming the economy and helping to redefine the meaning of business success: a success that is measured by the well-being of people, communities and the planet; and thereby making all companies compete to be not only the best in the world, but above all the best for the world. In Spain, there are more than 200 B Corps. In Spain, there are more than 200 B Corps. Among them, we find companies from the food sector such as Danone or Veritas, fashion such as Ecoalf, Camper or Patagonia, banking such as Triodos Bank or energy such as Hola Luz, among many others.