Amy’s Kitchen becomes Certified B Corporation | 2020-12-16
PETALUMA, CALIF. – Amy’s Kitchen, manufacturer of organic foods, has received B Corp certification, underscoring its longstanding commitment to balancing profit with people and the planet. Certified B companies are companies that, according to the certification body B Lab, have high standards in terms of social and ecological performance.
“When we founded Amy’s over three decades ago, we assumed that making delicious food from responsible organic ingredients would meet a need and make people’s lives easier,” said Andy Berliner, founder and chairman of Amy’s Kitchen and Amys Drive thru. “Over the years we’ve learned that choosing to do what’s right for people and our planet, even if it’s not the easiest option, will lead to success in business and the positive impact we can make.
“Achieving B Corp certification validates what we have always believed to be true, and we look forward to working closely with B Lab and other B Corps to learn best practices and identify more ways we can move forward and can improve. “
More than 3,500 companies worldwide, including nearly 200 food and beverage companies in the United States, are certified B companies. A rigorous assessment assesses how a company’s operations and business model affect employees, the community, the environment and customers. Amy’s score of 102.7 out of 200 was based on the company’s commitment to making organic meals more accessible and convenient for people, as well as its value-based principles of caring for its employees and the community. For example, Amy’s Kitchen offers on-site medical centers with bilingual doctors on-site to care for employees and their families.
“Amy’s Kitchen is an exciting addition to our B Corp community given the company’s leadership in the industry and its broad and loyal customer base,” said Andy Fyfe, growth catalyst for B Lab US & Canada. “While the median value for an average company is 50.9, Amy’s value of 102.7 shows his longstanding leadership role as a brand that aims to do good for people and the planet through its products and company practices.”
Read more about Amy’s Kitchen in the latest issue of Food Entrepreneur.