Garden of Life is a B certified
you know Garden of Life's single mission has been to always Empower
Extraordinary Health. That purpose runs like a thread throughout our
products, our consumer education, and our company culture. To undergo the
process of certification, where every facet of our business is scrutinized
to ensure we are walking the talk, is a very rigorous but rewarding process.
What is a Certified B Corporation?
As a B Corp you consider the community, employees, and the social impact
when making business decisions instead of just bottom line and top line
benefits like most companies do! B Corp certification looks at the business
as a whole, with the goal of recognizing companies using the power of
business to solve social and environmental problems.
Who “Certifies” B Corporations?
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that certifies leading companies
worldwide as “B Corps”. This is the ONLY certification that covers the
Garden of Life company; it’s not a product certification or a facility
What is Covered in a B Labs Audit for Certification?
To become a B Corp you must meet rigorous standards of:
- Social practices (e.g. Ethical sourcing or raw materials and
fair manufacturing, charitable giving and participation and company
culture are all certified as best-in-class)
- Environmental performance (e.g. Raw Material sources are
organic and non-gmo, manufacturing uses best-in-class energy and waste
practices, home office is LEED GOLD certified, packaging is recyclable and
uses recycled and biodegradable materials, etc.)
- Accountability (e.g. Corporate governance and oversight are
socially and environmentally motivated, third party auditing of financial,
HR and other practices, etc.)
- Transparency (e.g. Everything from raw material souring, to
production, to company’s books and practices are available for view and
3rd party inspection, etc.)
The key is that you don’t have to be a big company or a small company to
be B Corp certified (there are plenty of both) you just have to care more
about the community, employees, and the social impact when making business
decisions than normal everyday business stuff.
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