Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners

Food Service Consulting

Chicago, Illinois

United States

beyondgreenpartners.com

About Beyond Green 

Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners is a consulting and foodservice company that promotes scratch-cooked foods, local sourcing, and zero-waste. Founded by chef and “eco-preneur”, Greg Christian, their consulting services offer customizable and measurable strategies that offset the costs of increasing quality and environmental stewardship across food, waste, energy, water, and community for institutional kitchens. Their team is devoted to client success and is pleased to provide tools that help others contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more efficient food system while connecting with the communities they serve. They do this while maintaining focus on incremental, cost-effective strategies that increase quality and operational efficiencies.

In the greater Chicago area, they operate a zero-waste foodservice company that provides local school lunches based upon fresh, scratch-cooked foods that kids love in a zero-waste kitchen.

In Greg Christian’s, Beyond Green CEO, words: ““For all of us at Beyond Green Partners, it ultimately comes down to a desire to be pulled into the deeper end of the sustainability pool to be with other companies of similar mind and vision. As we entered the sustainability field, in a real and meaningful way, we were drawn, or pulled, to the deeper end of this pool. For myself and for the team, we let the “pulling” happen quietly and gradually. It’s not for the glamour or fame or to feel good.”

The Change We Seek®

Beyond Green is dreaming a new dream for a food system that works for everyone. The dream includes a future foodservice industry that promotes locally sourced, scratch-cooked food that would not require chemicals or preservatives in production or distribution. Food would be more nutritious, flavorful, and appealing. People would reconnect with and respect food as well as those who work in its system. Fair wages would be paid to farmers, distributors, and cooks who in turn invest back in the community. There would follow a huge reduction in waste because consumers actually prefer a few wonderfully delicious and fresh options than several manufactured and processed ones.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

10
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

6
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

31
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

15
6
Overall B Score
80
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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