B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corps, has named National Co+op Grocers (NCG) among its 2017 “Best for the World” honorees.
As a Certified B Corp, NCG is one of more than 2,200 companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. NCG was among 846 businesses across 52 industries from 48 countries recognized as this year’s honorees.
“There is a global movement of people using the power of business to achieve a higher purpose than profit maximization,” B Lab noted in its announcement. “They strive to use business as a force for good: good for workers, good for communities, good for the environment. They redefine success in business by competing to be not just best in the world, but best for the world.”
“We are grateful to be among a prestigious group of organizations worldwide,” said Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer, NCG. “Our team has worked with devotion to contribute to our place in the B Corp community, from participating in the 2017 B Corp Inclusion Challenge to highlighting other B Corps through coordinated product promotions at NCG co-ops. We are committed to continual improvement and we thank B Lab for recognizing this ongoing work.”
In addition to NCG’s B Corp certification and this new honor, NCG food co-ops sold $80.4 million worth of products from Certified B Corps in 2016.
Source: National Co+op Grocers