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Swiss: YASAI receives B Corp Certification

Zurich-based startup YASAI announces a significant milestone with its B Corp certification. This accolade showcases YASAI's commitment to social and environmental responsibility and the promotion of a sustainable business culture.

"We belong to a new generation of companies that focus not only on profit but also on people and the planet," says Mark E. Zahran, Co-CEO of YASAI. "We are thrilled about the B Corp certification, which helps us to implement and genuinely live our values."

The B Corp certification recognizes organizations that are unique in their efforts to drive a shift toward a more sustainable economy. To earn this certification, YASAI underwent a comprehensive evaluation of its social and environmental performance standards. With this certification, YASAI AG joins an exclusive group of 24 Swiss food industry companies dedicated to these values. Globally, over 7,000 companies from various industries are eligible to display the B Corp logo.

YASAI kicks off Innosuisse research project to optimize vertical farming

New funding round
The B Corp certification is a significant signal for the industry and investors. YASAI AG has already secured Pre-Series A funding of CHF 10 million. With the upcoming Series A funding, YASAI plans to construct a large-scale vertical farm for herbs in the food sector. The product portfolio will continuously expand, including the production of plants for the cosmetics industry, creating additional market opportunities.

Furthermore, in 2026, the world's first integrated vertical farm in a residential neighborhood will open in Lymhof, Schlieren, as part of a project planned by Geistlich Immobilia, setting a global example.

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Mark Essam Zahran, Co-founder and CEO

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