King Arthur Flour Company

Baking Ingredients and Tools

White River Junction, Vermont

United States

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About King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company, operating for over two hundred years and continuing its promise to create the best flour available to bakers and consumers across the country. Their employees believe that an earned respect among their competitors and customers is what makes King Arthur Flour the top-selling flour in New England.

King Arthur Flour Company's two centuries of history has been shaped (and made possible) by our strongly and broadly held values. We gladly lend our support to advocate for businesses run on like principles: our fellow B Corporations.

They are proud and honored to have been named one of the Wall Street Journal’s Top Small Workplaces. All of King Arthur Flour’s success can be attributed to the fact that the company is one hundred percent employee-owned. By having a vested interest in the company, an employee ensures that King Arthur Flour is committed to producing the best bag of flour available and keeps the company accountable for its practices. Each person working there has a real stake in the company’s success – or failure. Furthermore, the direct relationship between the employees and products enables King Arthur Flour to be the reference for bakers and consumers across the country.

King Arthur Bakers

The Change We Seek®

King Arthur Flour inspires companionship among people worldwide through the creative joy of baking. All King Arthur employee-owners are encouraged to volunteer in the community.

In addition to centering the company on the employees, King Arthur Flour provides its employees with forty hours of paid time to help any non-profit organization that they choose.  King Arthur Flour also arranges company-wide service outings.

As an ardent advocate of sustainable living, King Arthur Flour’s stewardship team devotes itself to environmental sustainability on a company and local level.  We are currently working on projects ranging from enhancing recycling and composting programs, to reducing energy use. Recently, we have actively supported the development of a community walking trail which crosses the backyard of The Baker’s Store at our company headquarters.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 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

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: 

Employees: 100% employee owned; >80% healthcare premiums paid for families; Living wage paid to all full and part-time employees

Community: Provides employees 40 hours paid time off to volunteer AND has company-wide service outings; Middle-school bread baking program teaches children about giving back; >40% management and Board from previously excluded populations; >50% employees are women

Environment: Biannual increase in % use of sustainable materials in product & packaging; Biannual environmental audits shared with employees.

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