ButcherBox today announced that it has become B Corporation (B Corp) certified. The company, which delivers humanely raised meat and sustainably sourced seafood to customers, is the largest meat brand to become certified.
ButcherBox — like many other B Corps — is using its certification as a legal framework to remain committed to being a mission-driven organization, regardless of leadership or ownership transitions, while building a lasting business and proving that business profitability can run in tandem with social and environmental initiatives.
The company completed the B Corp pre-assessment in December 2019, leading to a certification in November 2020. There are currently 3,682 B Corps in 150 industries and 74 countries around the world, making the certification a significant distinction for companies. ButcherBox is proud to be among companies like Allbirds, Ben & Jerry’s, King Arthur Baking Company, and Patagonia, that are B Corp certified.
B Corps are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. The B Corp certification process measures a company’s performance in five impact areas, including governance, workers, customers, community and the environment.
In November 2020, cheese maker Tilamook became one of the many companies that earned B Corp certification last year. Key to achieving B Corp certification are Tillamook’s stewardship commitments that guide the co-op’s daily actions related to:
- Thriving farms
- Healthful cows
- Inspired consumers
- Enduring ecosystems
- Fulfilled employees
- Enriched communities