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B Corp 2024: Improving the Way We Do Business

March 7, 2024 Honest to Goodness

As we reflect on our B Corp accomplishments over the last few years, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved. However, we recognise that our focus should not solely be on gaining more points on paper. Our true responsibility as a Certified B Corp, is to consistently make conscious business decisions, regardless of their size or scope. We believe that every choice we make can have a positive impact and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world.


OUR ACTION

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In the last two years, we’ve continued our mission to improve the way we do business and who we do business with. We continue to support organic and sustainable growers who align with our values, and we love being able to introduce our customers to new organic growers who undertake organic and non-GMO sustainable growing practices. 

We’ve revisited our environmental performance and worked smarter to reduce our carbon footprint. As a result, we’ve reduced our outbound packaging and are in the process of launching a range packed in 100% recycled cardboard canisters. In 2024 we are continuing to review our entire range to see where we can implement even better recyclable options, including compostable packaging.

Reducing our carbon footprint is always front of mind when we make business decisions, which is why we’ve invested heavily into route optimisation software for our distribution network. On a community level, we continue to invest time into community buying groups and have invested in additional bulk buying bins in our store at Alexandria, Sydney.


BREW ON PURPOSE

Organic Neighbours Blend Coffee

Two years ago, we also launched the Organic Neighbours Blend Coffee, with 100% of the profits generated from the sale of this coffee going to Project Timor. Since launching, $22,000 has been donated to Project Timor which provides the opportunity of a quality education and essential nourishment to young women in the community of Maliana, Timor Leste to help them build a sustainable and better future.


B CORP BACKGROUND

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B Corporations are for-profit companies that have been certified by the non-profit B Lab for meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Honest to Goodness has been a Certified B Corp since 2015, joining over 8,000 businesses across the world in over 162 industries and 96 countries that are part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

To become a B Corporation, a business must complete the rigorous B Impact Assessment and achieve a minimum score of 80, which must be recertified every two years. At Honest to Goodness, we pursued B Corp certification to demonstrate our commitment to operating a sustainable and ethical business, as well as to align with like-minded companies who share our values and goals.

Our commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices is reflected in our operational choices. From sourcing high-quality, certified organic and non-GMO food to ensuring that our products come from sustainable and ethical suppliers, we prioritise sustainability in all aspects of our business. We also promote bulk foods to minimise waste, use recycled and renewable materials in our products and office materials and contribute to local community initiatives.

At Honest to Goodness, we believe that every action, big or small, can make a difference in creating a more sustainable and equitable world. 


OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT

Our operational choices are vital to ensure we are staying true to our commitments. Whether big or small, our actions are considered and include:

  • Sourcing and supplying high quality, certified organic and non-GMO food
  • Ensuring our products are from sustainable, ethical growers and suppliers
  • Ensuring no harmful chemicals are being used in production of products
  • Promoting bulk foods to minimise waste and encourage community buying
  • Ensuring recycled, renewable materials are used in our product & corporate office materials
  • Encouraging a vibrant work environment through regular team celebrations and recognition
  • Contributing to local community initiatives
  • Trading as an equal opportunity, non-discriminatory business
  • Switching the business renewable energy supply
  • Installing energy efficient equipment in the business
  • Installing low flow faucets, taps, toilets in the company office

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