Mid-September 2015 marks the special moment Brown Bread became the 5th B Corp in New Zealand. With an ethos that naturally aligns with B Corp standards, it only made sense for Brown Bread to go through the long process of being accredited alongside other businesses to be the best in the world and the best for the world.
B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Brown Bread was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We've evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.
Today, there are over 1,300 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Ben & Jerry's, Warby Parker and Patagonia. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile.
Brown Bread is on a mission to grow the pie of giving. We back game-changing ideas and then help the visionaries behind them to engage with like-mindeds who want to see 'good stuff' happen in our small part of the world. We are armed with an incessant desire to do right by artists, other businesses, non-profits, and any individuals with good ideas focused on social, environmental or community 'good stuff'.
We're lucky to work with non-profits who are making a difference in our communities – however that doesn't give you a 'Pass Go' to be a B Corp. We also walk the talk – giving to our community, staff and environment by committing to respective policies and checking up on ourselves quarterly. We like B Corp as it keeps you honest, transparent and it's hard to attain. We like difficult. It makes us feel good.
We invite our Brown Bread friends, collaborators and supporters to join us in one massive hi-five. We couldn't have added this extra big 'B' to our name without you guys. Thank you.
Bridget Frame - Principal at Delfi