In June of 2017, Patton Valley Vineyard earned certification as a B Corporation, an acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency, and accountability. Patton Valley Vineyard joins nearly 2000 Certified B Corporations globally that have met the rigorous standards that measure a company’s impact on its employees, suppliers, community, and the environment.
What is a Certified B Corporation?
Certified B Corporations are a type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Why do B Corps matter?
Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
Why did Patton Valley Vineyard decide to become a B Corp?
B Corp reflects the values upon which our company was founded and our operating philosophies today. We became a B Corp because we believe that doing business goes beyond the financial performance of a company, and is the natural extension of what we do in the vineyard, in the winery, and beyond.
How did we become certified?
B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab. To become certified, a company must:
1) Meet the Performance Requirement: Complete the B Impact Assessment and earn a reviewed minimum score of 80 out of 200 points.
2) Make it Official: Sign a Term sheet and Declaration of Interdependence.
Who are the B Corporations?
The B Corp community is made up of over 2000 companies worldwide from 60 countries with 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
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