Farmland LP

Owns and leases organically-certified farmland to farmers and ranchers

San Francisco, California

United States

farmlandlp.com

About Farmland LP

Farmland LP is a sustainable farmland investment company. They buy commodity farmland and add value by securing organic certification, investing in infrastructure, and increasing crop diversity. Their management increases the profitability of the land through stepped up appreciation and premium cash flows, while creating meaningful social and environmental benefits.

We became a certified B Corp because we value the third-party validation of our impact and it challenges us to constantly improve. Plus, the B Corps community is made up of people who share our passion for taking on the unique challenge of accomplishing social and environmental missions while building successful businesses.

The Change We Seek®

Farmland LP's mission is to transform U.S. agriculture by demonstrating that large scale sustainable agriculture is more profitable than industrial agriculture.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2010
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.

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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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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).

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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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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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Overall B Score
86
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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Has an environmental management system that includes a policy statement documenting the organization's commitment to the environment; >50% of company facilities (by square feet, both owned by company or leased) are LEED certified, satisfy the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, or other accredited green building programs

Community: >60% of expenses were spent with independent suppliers local to headquarters or relevant production facilities; The majority (over 50%) of the company's ownership is located locally to at least two-thirds of the company's workforce

Workers: Healthcare plan available to all workers and company pay's 80% of individual premium offering additional benefits such as life insurance and long-term disability for full-time tenured workers

Consumers: Company's products provdie a direct social or environmental good, and company's business model is explicitly designed to create social or environmental benefit. 

2013 & 2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

2015 Best for the World Overall Honoree

2016 Best for the World Overall Honoree

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