March is B Corp Month, and we’d like to take a moment to show some love to the manufacturers we’ve partnered with who are Certified B Corporations. But first, do you know exactly what a B Corporation is?
Coming directly from the source, Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Originating in Los Angeles, Beanfields makes tasty, flavorful and fiber rich bean chips. Beanfields chips are Non-GMO, non-allergen and gluten-free. And Beanfields is crazy about beans for a very good reason. Not only are beans tiny power pods of fiber, protein and potassium – as they say, Beanfields uses black and Navy beans which have more than double the fiber over protein. Beans also require less than half the water as corn and little to no fertilizer.
Beanfields is also a proud partner of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries’ mission is to deliver a continuum of services, programs, and job-training to high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women.
Current Offerings: Beanfields BBQ, Cheddar Sour Cream, Himalayan Salt & Vinegar, Jalapeno Nacho, Pico De Gallo.
Home Free is committed to crafting tasty treats that are allergy friendly, gluten-free and made from quality ingredients. Made with care in a dedicated bakery free from peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and gluten, Home Free treats are also vegan, kosher and Non-GMO Project verified. Home Free uses ingredients that meet standards for organic production and is Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified.
Current Offerings: Home Free Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mint).
Alter Eco been a proud SF Green Business since 2010. Their mission is to pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming and doing business, and to inspire others to do the same. Their treats are made with clean, whole, minimally processed ingredients that are 100% USDA Organic and are Non-GMO Project verified. Did you know that even their compostable, plant-based packaging is non-GMO?!
Alter Eco’s products are also sourced 100% from small scale farmers, and are all Fair Trade Certified. In a global food system where farmers often carry debt three times their annual income, Fair Trade provides concrete opportunities for a stable, prosperous life. Alter Eco also provides their partners with targeted assistance for concerns such as food security, biodiversity and gender equality.
In a joint effort with PUR Project, Alter Eco works with their cacao partner, Acopagro Coop, to replant and conserve a portion of the Peruvian Amazon.
We’re not done singing their praises yet. After years of research, design and testing with like-minded companies, Alter Eco debuted Gone4Good: the first compostable stand-up pouch made from renewable, plant-based, non-GMO materials. Alter Eco calls it Gone4Good because it goes back to where it came from when its useful life is over; with zero waste. Alter Eco’s truffles are also wrapped in compostable wrappers, made of the same plant-based, non-GMO materials.
Current Offerings: Alter Eco Truffles (Dark Chocolate Caramel, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt).
Co-Founded by Rosemary Gladstar and Drake Sadler in 1974, Traditional Medicinals is an independent company that embraces sustainability, ingredient purity, and social and environmental activism. A Certified B Corporation and California Certified Green Business, Traditional Medicinals is the leading seller of wellness tea in the U.S. and the pioneer of the wellness tea category in the U.S. and Canada
Traditional Medicinals is proud to be Non-GMO Project verified and USDA, CCOF and CHFA certified Organic. Their sourced herb is either Fair Trade or FairWild certified which creates economic stability with fair compensation and regular jobs in the areas they collect. And, 100% of their energy comes from renewable sources.
Current Offerings: Traditional Medicinals Cup of Sunshine, Echinacea+, Peppermint, Throat Coat, Tumeric.
The phrase “Coffee Can Be Better” inspired Equator Coffees’ founders to roast and sell coffee themselves from a Marin County garage in 1995. Coffee can be roasted better, brewed better and, most importantly, it can be sourced in a way that makes lives better. That garage became Equator Coffees and marked the beginning of a high-impact coffee company focused on quality, sustainability and social responsibility. Long before anyone thought coffee could embody any of those qualities. As the first coffee roaster in California to be a Certified B Corporation, Equator Coffees is committed to use their business as a force for good.
Equator partners with World Bicycle Relief who mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. Equator’s bestselling Equator Blend raises funds for the Sumatran Tiger Trust, a non-profit seeking to preserve the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.
Current Offerings: Equator Blend, French Roast Blend, Mocha Java Blend, Snow Leopard Blend, Sumatra Queen Ketiara, Tigerwalk Espresso.
Numi Organic Tea
Since the beginning, Numi Organic Tea has been committed to upholding strong values through the ingredients they source, the partners they purchase from and the treatment of workers throughout the supply chain. Through thoughtful choices, Numi Tea is committed to reducing their impact on the planet. Their commitment includes sourcing organic teas and herbs, eco-responsible packaging, and offsetting our carbon emissions. Their tea bags are made with natural hemp-based, unbleached filter-paper, making them biodegradable and home compostable. Numi Tea uses recyclable cardboard outer packaging made of 85% post-consumer waste and printed with soy-based inks. They do not use plastic shrink wrap.
Numi works closely with their ‘communit’eas’ locally and abroad to further realize their vision of sustainability and strong communities. Some of their partners and extraordinary efforts include Communitea – Oakland Proud, Together for H2OPE, Numi Foundation, as well as donations which help support other non-profits.
Current Offerings: Numi Tea Aged Earl Grey, Berry Black, Breakfast Blend, Chamomile Lemon, Ginger Lemon, Golden Chai, Gunpowder Green, Honeybush, Jasmine Green, Lemon Mate, Moroccan Mint, Rooibos, Rooibos Chai, Toasted Rice Green, Turmeric 3 Roots, Hibiscus, White Orange Spice, White Tea Rose.
REBBL was born out of a passionate collaboration between global thought-leaders to identify an innovative solution to uplift vulnerable communities around the world. REBBL commits to creating a future without human trafficking in partnership with Not For Sale. A percentage of net sales is donated to support Not For Sale in providing shelter, education, healthcare, legal services, and job training for survivors of exploitation. REBBL supports their valued partners to thrive and build self-sustaining, resilient communities all over the world.
REBBL commits to using only pure, plant-based ingredients in everything they create, and refuses any artificial chemicals, added flavors, or thickeners. REBBL’s offerings are also certified USDA Organic.
Current Offerings: REBBL Maca Mocha.
Clover Sonoma is proud to have been B Corp certified since 2016, and as a consumer, you should feel good knowing that you’re drinking milk from a company whose practices are as good as the produce. Clover Sonoma’s mission is simple:
“We use our best knowledge to produce quality dairy in ways that honor our collective values of care for family farms, animals, the environment and the communities we serve.”
Clover has always believed in giving back. In fact, they’ve committed to donating at least 5% of their annual profits to support what’s dear to them: Elevating Dairy, Empowering Future Generations, Supporting their ‘Clommunity’. Clover also offers an amazing employee engagement volunteer program called Power Hours Program. Once an employee reaches 25 approved volunteer hours, Clover donates a $250 Power Hour grant to an approved organization of the employee’s choosing.
Current Offerings: Clover Original Yogurts (Forest Berry, Peach, Plain, Vanilla), Whole Milk Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Half Gallon Organic Milk (Fat Free 1%, 2% and Whole).
Dang Foods is on a mission to share their culture for a healthier and more flavorful world. Whether it be through sharing snacks, working with local farmers, or supporting organizations that aid refugees and people affected by natural disaster, Dang Foods truly gives a Dang. All Dang Foods’ products are plant based, Non-GMO, gluten-free, made with whole food ingredients and no fake stuff.
Dang Foods’ coconuts are sourced from family farms in Thailand. As a Certified B Corp, Dang meets rigorous standards of environmental performance and public transparency, and all of their farms follow ethical business practices. UNHCR, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Last Mile, and American Red Cross are among some of the organizations that Dang Foods provides support to.
Current Offerings: Dang Sticky Rice Chips (Coconut Crunch, Original, Sriracha), Coconut Chips.
Ripple exists to make dairy-free as it should be: high in protein, low in sugar, loaded with nutrition and delicious. Their Pea Milk is vegan, lactose-free, nut and soy-free, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified. They use only natural ingredients and their bottles are made of only 100% post-consumer recycled plastic that is too is 100% recyclable.
Ripple is built on the truth that even the smallest actions can have far reaching impacts. If you’re looking for a non-dairy milk that gives you the same protein as dairy, drinking Ripple is an easy way to lower your carbon footprint. Ripple takes a lot less water to give you the same protein as dairy, almond, cashew, or coconut milk. They’ve got some valuable statistics on their site that you can check out too!
Current Offerings: Ripple Dairy Free Pea Milk (Chocolate, Vanilla).