July 21, 2015 9:00 am
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 21, 2015 — /PRNewswire/ — Garden of Life (www.gardenoflife.com) announced it has joined the ranks of the best companies in the world by becoming a Certified B Corporation. The prestigious designation is awarded to outstanding companies which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To become certified, Garden of Life has met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
“Since Garden of Life was founded 15 years ago, we have strived to be at the forefront of research and development to formulate clean, pure, whole food supplements that empower extraordinary health,” said Garden of Life President Brian Ray. “We are also committed to helping the planet and supporting the people on it, which is why we’re thrilled to join other socially conscious Certified B Corps in creating a safer, healthier world for everyone.”
Garden of Life now joins over 1,200 companies across 121 industries and 38 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit, B Lab. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Each certified company has earned a minimum score of 80 on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community, and the environment, and is legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
“B Lab is excited to welcome Garden of Life to the growing community of B Corps,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “As a leading Dietary Supplement brand dedicated to Certified Organic and non-GMO project verified products, Garden of Life is in a unique position to advance awareness of socially and environmentally responsible business practices, supply chain traceability, and public transparency with accountability within the supplement industry.”
Ray added that receiving the B Corp Certification confirms that Garden of Life will be held accountable on issues and initiatives that will affect its employees and consumers.
“We’re honored to be a member of the growing community of businesses devoted to conscientious and sustainable growth,” said Ray. “We look forward to setting new performance goals for our social and environmental impact.”
About Garden of Life
Garden of Life, L.L.C. is the recognized leader and innovator in whole food, science-based, nutritional supplements. The company is also the leader in dual certification supplements in the Natural Products Industry with Certified USDA Organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified seals for substantiation. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the company offers more than 200 branded supplements that help people achieve extraordinary health.
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. There are more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries and nearly 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of People Using Business as a Force for Good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete to be Best for the World and as a result society enjoys a shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) promoting usage of Mission Aligned corporate structures to increase efficacy of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (more than 2,000 benefit corporations have been registered in the 27 states and District of Columbia that have passed benefit corporation laws); 3) promoting Measure What Matters campaigns to increase use of free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 20,000 businesses use B Lab’s free B Impact Assessment). 4) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform to help investors and institutions measure, benchmark, and report on the impact of the businesses with whom they work and in whom they invest. Learn more at bcorporation.net