Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Ice Creams.

Columbus, Ohio

United States

About Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, Jeni introduced a modern, ingredient-driven style of ice cream making that has been widely emulated across the world but never duplicated. Jeni opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, won a coveted James Beard Award in 2012 and became the de facto bible for anybody making their own ice cream or thinking about opening a new-style ice cream shop.

Today, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is a Certified B Corporation with 34 (and counting!) scoop shops in 10 cities nationwide, an online shop at, and distribution in top grocery stores across the country. To build every flavor from the ground up, they use milk from grass-grazed cows, whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs from nearby farms, as well as carefully sourced ingredients from around the world, including Fair Trade vanilla, bean-to-bar Direct Trade chocolate, and Direct Trade coffee beans. Signature flavors, such as Salty Caramel, Brambleberry Crisp, and Brown Butter Almond Brittle, anchor a menu that also includes limited-edition flavors collections inspired by the seasons, pop culture, culinary history, and world trends.

We have always lived the life of a B Corp.  It just took us some time to get it on paper. We are proud to now officially be a part of the family.  

The Change We Seek® 

Being a certified B-corp allows Jeni’s to be a company that is not just about marketing one big idea, but a living, breathing company of real people who believe in pushing forward each day in order to achieve many big ideas and ultimately, to change the world.

We believe in buying directly and paying fairly for our ingredients, in having minimal impact on the environment, and in building and shaping community. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2013

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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