485104_10151137630282546_515166564_nWe’re proud to be the FIRST food cooperative to be a Certified B Corporation®.

B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people using business as a force for good.

There are over 1,600 Certified B Corporations from more than 120 industries in nearly 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. 

B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

It’s like Fair Trade certification but for the whole business, not just a bag of coffee (or USDA Organic certification, but not just for a carton of milk; or LEED certification, but not just for a building).

The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, customers and the environment).

Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).

The B Corp Declaration of Interdependence

We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.

This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation – The B Corporation – Which is purpose-driven and created benefits for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe:

  • That we must be the change we seek in the world.
  • That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
  • That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
  • To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

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