Garden of Life 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."