SPUD

Organic Food Delivery

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

www.spud.com

About SPUD

Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) offers all the amenities of a traditional grocery store with the added convenience of online shopping. All of SPUD’s products are either certified organic, natural, or locally and sustainably made. SPUD believes that getting local, organic food delivered to your door is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to improve health, protect the environment, and support the local community.

Since its start in 1997, SPUD has been committed to providing simple access to real, healthy, local food. SPUD brings positive change to people’s lives by supporting sustainable food systems that grow communities, care for the earth’s natural harvest, and reduces impact on the environment. The idea of “changing the world, one bite at a time” guides every SPUD decision. 

SPUD partners with vendors who care deeply about producing food and natural products that keep both consumer health and the planet’s well-being in mind. Every product SPUD chooses to offer must align with its core values:

  • Practice or actively support organic and sustainable growing methods that respect crop diversity and soil health, avoiding the use of pesticides.
  • Display a deep commitment to the local community.
  • Be transparent about product ingredients and sources, prioritizing local when possible and avoiding the use of artificial components like high fructose corn syrup.
  • Remain GMO-free.
  • Provide safe, fair working conditions for food producers.
  • Respect ecological habitats and animal welfare by fishing responsibly to prevent resource depletion, and providing ample grazing space for livestock. Animals must be raised without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics.

B Corp is supporting a new generation of businesses that are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable society. We are proud to add SPUD to B Corp’s community of like-minded companies dedicated to finding better ways to do business and protect our environment.   

The Change We Seek®

SPUD aims to foster a greater awareness about food security and traceability, and to help consumers make a big impact through the simple act of shopping for groceries. 

Not content with simply supporting the little guy, SPUD also seeks to use its social networks to connect local food producers and consumers. Through social media, their own website, and grassroots information-sharing, SPUD invites customers to learn about the people who make their food and how they can support their regional food system.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2013
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.

27
7
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.

21
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).

N/A
N/A
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.

15
17
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.

5
6
Overall B Score
69
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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