Madhava Sweeteners

Natural Sweeteners

Longmont, Colorado

United States

About Madhava Sweeteners

In 1973, Madhava founder Bart Utley began selling honey out of the back of his van in Boulder, Colorado. More than 40 years later, the brand has blossomed beyond honey and sweeteners to a variety of delicious, naturally sweet products made from the most delectable, organic and non-GMO ingredients around.

Madhava is a recognized and trusted leader in natural sweeteners, dedicated to providing healthy alternatives to highly processed, refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. Today, Madhava continues to offer its beloved organic honey and organic agave along with an expanded portfolio of better-for-you sweet treats - including everything from bake mixes that rival homemade to agave-sweetened coffee syrups.

Since the beginning, Madhava has been committed to a vision of sustainable natural sweeteners and over the years that has extended to all our naturally sweet products that our customers love and trust. Everything they do begins with their founding philosophy to use the best quality ingredients they can find.

We decided to become a B Corp because the core of our business is better-for-you sweet treats. For us, this extends to a better-for-everyone mentality that drives our greater mission. As a company, we would like to leave the world better (and sweeter!) than we found it and we believe that becoming a B Corp and joining this community of businesses committed to positive change is one key way that will help us achieve this mission.

The Change We Seek®

Madhava was founded on the principles of sustainability, community and the use of the highest quality ingredients. As the company has grown so has their commitment to these original values. From the small farms and flowers where their ingredients originate to the supply chain and all the way to their valued customers we are committed to producing the highest quality, delicious products every step of the way. Because sweet doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. Ultimately, Madhava aims to create a positive impact on the quality and access of better-for-you sweet treats to make it easy for as many people as possible to make healthy, environmentally and socially conscious choices.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2014

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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Company Highlights: 

Community: 60% of materials or products purchased have third party social or environmental certification or approval; Uses a supplier Code of Conduct policy that holds company’s suppliers accountable for social and environmental performance.

Environment: Monitors and records energy; Has a company policy and practice that requires outbound freight or shipping to be transported via lowest impact methods; company monitors and records hazardous waste emissions.

Workers: 100% of workers are paid above the living wage; 50% of full-time workers have participated in professional development opportunities or lifelong learning opportunities.



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