This good news has become a new motivation for MYCL to maintain and improve its impact on the environment and society.
MYCL Certified B Corp for the first time in 2019 and now in 2022, MYCL is still doing continuous improvement and has done B Corp re-certification which makes our certification valid until 2025. Mycotech Lab is one among 8 Indonesian businesses which are Certified B Corporations and part of a global community that have met high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
MYCL overall B Impact score is 81.5 and excels in terms of environment (36.7) and Workers (20.5). This is proof of MYCL consistency in continuously conducting the business in regards to the livelihood of the people and being responsible to the environment for the sake of the future generations.
B Corporation™ by B Lab™, is a certification for businesses which meet high standards of environmental and social impacts, by verifying its performance, accountability, and transparency. The ‘B’ stands for Benefit for all thus positively impacting all stakeholders: workers, communities, customers and environment. Companies which Certified B Corporations are part of the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Corp movement is unique as it also measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact.
Mycotech Lab (MYCL) started out as mushroom gourmet producers in 2012. Once realizing that the mushroom-growing bags became hard and robust after use, the company started doing research on this phenomena by cooperating with numerous Mycology laboratories located in Indonesia, Singapore, and Switzerland. As a result of these researches, MYCL now focuses on mushroom mycelium, the vegetative part of mushrooms, for any other usage. It can be developed as a natural adhesive or binding agent to create biomaterial composite boards (Biobo). Or cultivate it to create a novel and strong, leather-like material (Mylea™) which can be used as an alternative material for conventional leather.
Due to the possibility of the mycelium development being controlled and adjusted during their growth span, the materials are easy to develop without expensive, sophisticated processing methods. MYCL also consistently measures their corporate Greenhouse Gas emission from 2020. Certified B Corp and got low carbon awards from MIT Solve, While Mylea™ is included in 1000 efficient solutions by Solar Impulse Foundation.
In addition to Mylea™, we are also developing long term research and penetration for two other products which are also made from mycelium. Biobo, a biomaterial board with mycelium as its binding agent, to create remarkable structural patterns that could rejuvenate residential, industrial and public spaces. As well as composite research that allowed us to create various shapes with mycelium and explore more possibilities of mushrooms as the key to the future.
Mycelium has caught the attention of researchers for a range of sometimes surprising reasons. British biologist Merlin Sheldrake, for example, recently authored the best-selling by Jessica Hemmings ©2022 Surface Design Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. SPRING 2022 / 25 fashion. Mycelium’s speed of growth and relative ease of cultivation are often cited as positive environmental benefits of its production. Launched in 2015, Mycotech Lab, or MYCL, is an Indonesian bio-based material startup.
“ I always knew that the environment is having a problem, and with all this buzz about the climate crisis, I knew that we humans must act. And I know that being aware of the environment is actually cool. I've seen people who are living very eco-friendly lifestyles. But, it looks like such a hassle and expensive, though” Have these kinds of thoughts slither past your mind when considering living more sustainably? It may be because of the novelty , but sustainable and environmentally friendly living is not yet the norm in our society.