Eat Me Chutneys

Socially Good Chutneys

Sydney, New South Wales

Australia

www.eatmechutneys.com.au

About Eat Me Chutneys

Eat Me Chutneys' mission is to tackle food system injustices by creating socially good jars of chutneys. They have set out to tackle two issues in our current food system: 1) wastage of wonky and bruised produce and 2) unfair trade terms for farmers in developing nations.

They tackle this by making two types of chutneys. The first one which they call Rescued Chutneys rescues the wonky produce and converts it into lip-smacking chutneys. Working part-time in 2014, they rescued nearly 700kgs of produce thereby averting 0.53 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. The second category called Fairtrade Chutneys uses Fairtrade certified ingredients instead of conventionally farmed ingredients thereby paying a fair price to its farmers in developing nations. In doing so, Eat Me Chutneys is the ONLY venture across Australia and New Zealand with a Fairtrade certification for its chutneys. In fact, its 1 of 2 globally with such a certification.

And Eat Me Chutneys doesn't stop there - they offer mentoring and employment to disadvantaged female job seekers in their social enterprise so that their chutneys have an even bigger impact. They are working with Sydney Asylum Seeker Centre and The Salavation Army to address this. To finally close the loop, Eat Me Chutneys is a partner of and works closely with Forum for the Future to tackle the challenge of sustainability in every facet of its business.

Tackling food system injustices does not make us an activist. It simply means, we care about our planet, its people, and its resources. And making ethical and responsible decisions at every step is inculcated in our ethos. This is the very essence of the B Corp movement; to take care of our fellow humans and the planet. We are so proud to be part of the gorgeous B Corp family, even though we are just a startup. Imagine a world where every startup embraced this idea of a socially conscious business model, wouldn't that be epic?

The Change We Seek®

Imagine a world where the basic human act of eating food, 3 times a day is met for every human and a world where gender discrimination is a thing of the past. This is a world Eat Me Chutneys wants to live in and are working towards.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2015
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.

24
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).

N/A
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.

63
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.

6
6
Overall B Score
112
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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Press

  • Partner, Forum for the Future Go »
  • Broadsheet, "Chutney For Good" Go »
  • 2015 Index Design Award Nominee Go »
  • 2014 Startup Smart Awards Go »

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