Essential Living Foods, Inc.

Natural/exotic foods

Culver City, California

United States

www.essentiallivingfoods.com

About BeOn Holdings

BeOn Holdings is an umbrella brand for the highest quality companies within the organic foods, health & beauty products, and functional foods industries. BeOn develops brands that are recognized for their unmatched levels of purity, nutrition, and ecological & social integrity. BeOn Holdings' first acquisition was Essential Living Foods, an importer of high quality, organic superfoods (foods very high in nutritional value and usually also high in anti-oxidants).

BeOn Holdings became a Founding B Corporation because we want to a) help "announce" our corporate values with third party validation, and b) support the widespread adoption of the B Corp standards and mission by many, many other organizations.

BeOn and ELF will consistently provide the highest levels of quality, purity, integrity and sustainability in its products, business and relationships. Their core principles are: conscious consumerism, direct relationships with their farmers and suppliers, respect for and protection of the environment, and respect for the communities where they do business.

The Change We Seek™

BeOn Holdings' mission is to transform human health and lifestyle positively by providing the highest quality food, nutrition, health and beauty products to the retail supply chain as well as direct to consumers.

• Conscious Consumerism: Empowering consumers to create a better world by gathering the most ecologically friendly and socially responsible products in one convenient place.

• Equitable Trade: Fair Trade and beyond: every product they carry empowers organic farming communities by re-investing profits in sustainable community development.

• Source Verified: They believe everyone should know where their food comes from and how it’s made…everyone should know about the impact their products have on the world. To this end, BeOn Holdings traces every product back to its source, and carefully verifies the purity, equality and environmental integrity of the entire process.

• Unrivaled Quality and Purity: Through Source Verified, they ensure the freshest, most nutrient-rich superfoods on the planet - food you can trust for nourishment, healing, and elevation!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2007
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Overall B Score
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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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >50% of facilities LEED Certified, >25% office supplies come from recycled materials

Employees: All employees paid a living wage, >6% of profits included in profit sharing plan, 100% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Community: >50% of customers are local, >15% suppliers in low-income communities, >10% profits given to charitable organizations, >50% employees are women, >20% employees from low-income communities

Consumers: Certified USDA Organic

Miscellany: 

Blogs/Feeds

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News

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