We are thrilled to announce we are now officially a certified B Corporation. We have been working on this for two years now. After multiple audits and verification work by our team and the B Corp certifying body (B-Labs) we have crossed the finish line.
WHAT IS A B CORP? Certified B Corporations™ (B Corps™) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Certified B Corporations amend their governance so that, by law, they make decisions and implement practices that consider not just shareholder value, but the impact on all stakeholders — employees, customers, society, and the environment.
WHY DID SCC BECOME A B CORP? Since the founding of Stone Creek Coffee our corporate name has been “Giri.” The word “Giri” comes from a Japanese code of honor called “Bushido.” In brief, it means that we all live with an obligation to those around us. Joining the B Corp community aligns with that idea and gives us accountability, community, and framework as we continue to be a force for good in our communities, both local and global.
HOW WILL THIS IMPACT OUR OPERATIONS? While customers may not notice a pronounced change in our day to day operations, the shared priorities of the B Corp community will guide our investments and decision making as we work toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
As a B Corporation we will be publishing an annual Impact Report recapping our progress as a company in alignment with the priorities above. We are currently working on building our 2021 Report, so stay tuned! In the meantime, click over the Inside Stone Creek page to learn more, or jump over to our Brewing Change page to learn more about our employee-drive initiatives for good.
We are very proud of this step and we look forward to the days and coffees ahead. You can support the work by visiting the closest Stone Creek Coffee Cafe, by ordering online through stonecreekcoffee.com, or by joining us as a Wholesale Partner.VISIT A CAFE READ MORE ABOUT SCC