AeroFarms

Leafy Green Vegetables

Newark, New Jersey

United States

www.aerofarms.com

About AeroFarms

An environmental champion, AeroFarms® is leading the way to address our global food crisis by building, owning, and operating indoor vertical farms that grow safe, healthy, and flavorful food in a sustainable and socially responsible way. Setting a new standard for totally protected agriculture from seed to package, they have been fundamentally transforming agriculture by disintermediating the supply chain by bringing local commercial farming to where the consumer is. All of their technology is proprietary, and they are vertically integrated with expertise and capabilities all in house. Horticulture intersects with Engineering, Food Safety, Data Science, and Nutrition, giving AeroFarms the capability to understand plant biology in a way that has never been understood. And they grow using 95% less water, a fraction of the land and resources, and with yields 390 times higher per square foot annually vs. traditional field farming.

Their passion and expertise honed over the last 13 years is growing delicious food with uncompromising quality that has been optimized for taste, texture, color, nutrition, and yield. They have grown over 250 varieties of leafy green vegetables and have grown other types of crops as well. With global headquarters in Newark, NJ, AeroFarms is a team of over 120 people all passionately aligned with their mission of building responsible farms in major cities around the world. They just opened their 9th farm that is the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. They are scaling quickly to meet demand, and they have projects in development on 4 different continents.

From day 1, we formed AeroFarms to have a positive impact in society and feed humanity keeping in mind all of the stakeholders from the environment to our community to our investors to our customers. We are passionate about helping not only our plants thrive but also our team members.

The Change We Seek®

AeroFarms is looking to transform agriculture by building and operating responsible indoor vertical farms to enable local production at scale to nourish communities with safe, nutritious, and delicious food.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2017
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.

14
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).

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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.

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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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Overall B Score
89
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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