The Stroopie Co.

Stroopie Cookie wholesale business

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

United States

www.stroopies.com

About The Stroopie Co.

The Stroopie Co. was established in 2008 in Lancaster, PA. The Stroopie Co. has two main goals as a social enterprise:

  • To support refugees who are starting over in Lancaster by providing meaningful employment.
  • To make high quality Stroopies to sell in Lancaster and all over the US.

Currently, there are 60 million refugees world wide who have been forced to flee their countries due to war, natural disasters, and drought. Each year Lancaster City invites approx. 700 of these dear folks to get re-established in new homes. In addition to the turbulent and often-traumatic path to come to the United States, many refugees face a difficult time finding employment once they are resettled in Lancaster due to language and cultural barriers.

The Stroopie Co., was founded with the goal of producing top notch Stroopies, while make a difference to the refugee population that is resettling in Lancaster.

So what is a Stroopie? A Stroopie is a Dutch stroopwafel. It is a cinnamon cookie, made with a waffle iron with a layer of homemade caramel in the inside. Traditionally, the Stroopie is placed on top of your hot beverage to rewarm. It is also great with ice cream! Some of our Stroopies are half-dipped in Wilbur Chocolate. Other varieties include specialty dipped chocolate with pecan and espresso and a gluten-free line. Stroopies are hand-made with local ingredients from companies that are committed to being socially responsible.

The Stroopie Co. is excited about being a Certified B Corp because we are joining a thriving community that is using the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. The evidence is clear: social enterprise is not only an ethical and sustainable way to conduct business, it is a way to bring our community together to learn about practical solutions to issues in our society!

The Change We Seek®

Currently, The Stroopie Co. makes an average of 3,000 Stroopies each week. The companies goal is to scale to have more impact and create more meaningful jobs for refugees in the Lancaster area. It is viewed as success to have refugee employees either move up in leadership positions in the company, or equal success if the Stroopie Co. is used as a spring board to leap into other occupations after acclimating to the culture and language.

To help accomplish this goal, refugee employees working in The Stroopie Co. are offered an English class taught by a certified ESL teacher after lunch as a benefit.

Vision of Success: Refugees finding meaningful employment in The Stroopie Co., while producing great product in a growing business!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2016
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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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.

11
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.

48
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.

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6
Overall B Score
83
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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