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what it means to "B" a better business

At Stonyfield, we think about the impact of everything we do—from what’s in the cup and how it’s made, to how it gets to you. We’ve been on a mission to create food that’s good for us, our kids and the environment all along. We don’t have all the answers, but we believe it’s important to take care of the world around us to make food that you can feel good about feeding your family.

We are very proud to join forces with a thoughtful group of businesses around the world who believe they have a responsibility to others, to serve more than just shareholders and to create social value. The movement is global, and the benefits are local for everyone.

Certified B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. As a B Corp™, we aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. This is right up our alley, or... right in our wheelhouse, or right in our neck of the pasture?!?!… well, you get the idea.

We are over the moon excited to be a part of this growing global movement of B Corp Certification®! Through our collective voice, we believe we can help create a better future for all of us.

To find out more about B Corps™ check out

www.bcorporation.net

A Better Business in Action

Good intentions aren't enough. Being a B Corp means taking action, too. We've been walking the walk since 1983, when we began out of a farming school devoted to teaching sustainable agricultural practices. Check out some of our latest mission-driven programs.

 

openTeam

We've teamed up with our friends at Wolfe’s Neck Center, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and LandPKS to launch OpenTEAM. OpenTEAM is an innovative new software platform that offers farmers fast, easy access to more accurate recommendations on the specific things they can do to improve soil health on their farm."


StonyFIELDS

Over 26 million kids play sports on fields* and 65% of fields are sprayed with harmful pesticides**. It’s time for a change! Together with the support of experts and advocates like Beyond Pesticides, Non-Toxic Neighborhoods, and Osborne Organics, we're converting playing fields across the country to organic maintenance, free from harmful pesticides.

*2015 SIFA Trends **Potential Health Effects Related To Pesticide Use on Athletic Fields. R Gilden-E Friedmann-B Sattler-K Squibb-K McPhaul - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22512421


Have a Cow

American small farms need our help! The organic movement has been a boon for farmers and their communities. Who best to talk about the joys and opportunities for the American organic farmer than … their cows? Learn, laugh, and love by signing for Have a Cow.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What exactly is a B Corp?

    Certified B Corporations® are leaders of the global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good™. Certified B Corporations® meet the highest standards of verified overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

    You can find out more about B Corps at www.bcorporation.net.

  • Why did Stonyfield think it was important to seek certification?

    At Stonyfield, we think about the impact of everything we do--from what’s in the cup and how it’s made, to how it gets to you. We’ve been on a mission to create food that’s good for us, our kids and the environment all along. We don’t have all the answers, but we believe it’s important to take care of the world around us to make food that you can feel good about feeding your family.

  • How is B Corp different than USDA certified organic? Is one better than the other?

    The USDA certification for the milk we use to make our yogurt ensures that the farmer adheres to organic standards like not exposing the cows to toxic persistent pesticides, antibiotic or hormones. The USDA is a government agency and regulatory organization that assesses adherence to regulatory standards.

    B Corp™ Certification is an ongoing process. B Corp™ is a certification given after a company’s impact has been measured against the B Lab® impact assessment. The assessment has been developed to Measure What Matters™ and allows B Corps™ to compete to be the Best for the World®. A company must have and maintain a score of 80 or above to receive B Corp™ Certification.

    B Corp™ certification is not a one-time review, it is an ongoing framework and evaluation for improvement. Together, Certified B Corporations® are redefining what success in business means.

    You can find out more about B Corps™ at www.bcorporation.net.

  • What are some of the areas that are evaluated as part of the certification?

    B Lab® Assessment looks at how companies impact the environment, workers, customers and the community. There are also criteria for responsible governance. The assessment has been developed to Measure What Matters™ and allows B Corps™ to compete to be the Best for the World®.

  • Will B Corp certification change the way Stonyfield does business?

    At Stonyfield, we already think about the impact of everything we do--from what’s in the cup and how it’s made, to how it gets to you. We’ve been on a mission to create food that’s good for us, our kids and the environment all along. We don’t have all the answers, but we believe it’s important to take care of the world around us to make food that you can feel good about feeding your family.

    Now that we measure our progress against the B Lab® Assessment, we may be able to find ways to improve our impact scores by adjusting the way we do business. And that is the core purpose of B Corp™ Certification anyway, to help us all do better!

  • Who else is B Corp Certified?

    Companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Patagonia and Cabot have all obtained B Corp™ Certification, but the number is growing every day. You can search for companies on the B Corp™ website here:

    https://www.bcorporation.net/community

    Once you find the company you are looking for you can link to their scores and their full report.