What the B Corps? Stonyfield Joins the Ranks

Stonyfield sent me a basket of goodies from B Corps™ companies to help celebrate their certification. 

Based on the name, B Corps™ could be a business classification or it could be a drum line. There are certain business and legal classifications that I kinda know what they mean, but don’t really.

B Corps™ I now understand after it was brought to my attention from Stonyfield Organics: it’s companies who are certified as meeting high social and environmental performance standards, accountability, and transparency. That’s nice and good, but how it matters to me is that I know I can use a product without some guilt about how the company operates in a way that doesn’t connect with the wholesome packaging I see at the store. It means feeling good about my breakfast. I hate when I love a product and feel good about buying it, only to find out that product is part of a giant megacorporation that’s in the news for (fill in the blank) controversy that conflicts with my values. B Corps companies are acting as a force for good and the certification verifies that.

Stonyfield is new to being B Corps™ certified, even if they’ve always operated like a B Corps™ company, the certification makes it official. Hooray! This is different from organic or Fair Trade certifications because those are specific to the product, while the B Corps certification is about the overall process, including how they treat employees.

I found several companies I support on the B Corps™ list during a quick skim, including super local (to me) companies, like Oaklandish. There was another company on the list that I won’t mention by name, but it surprised me, and made me feel better about them.

To celebrate B Corps™ status, Stonyfield sent over a package of products from fellow B Corps-ers. (Not a word?) We all love Method and I use King Arthur products regularly. I’ve seen the Preserve toothbrush (the handle is made from upcycled yogurt cups!) before and will bring it along when I travel. The kids were excited about the granola and tea, but I may claim both for myself, especially after reading the back of the Pukka Three Tulsi box: “verdant green tulsi for sweeping away the clutter, then purple tulsi for uplifting the spirits, and to finish lemon tulsi with a zesty twist to inspire you onwards.” Yes to all of that! I cannot wait to try it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Celebrate Spring with the Easter Bunny at Santana Row
Mendocino Farms: The Yummiest Place for Fresh Food is Multiplying Around the Bay
California Pizza Kitchen is Back and Better Than Ever at Hillsdale
The Best Family Fun Activities at the Presidio
The Best Family Fun Activities at the Presidio
Disney’s Food & Wine Festival Inspires Junior Chefs
Day Trip from Paris: Disneyland Paris
Five Days in Paris with Kids
Cuba with Kids: How We Did it, Easy, Fun, and Legal
Six Days in Nashville and Memphis with a Teenager
The Best Family Fun Activities at the Presidio
Three Days in Amsterdam with Kids