Food.Stories.Travel.

Food Tourism

Somerville, Massachusetts

United States

www.foodstoriestravel.com

About Food.Stories.Travel.

Food.Stories.Travel. grew out of the company's desire to combine twelve years of experience in travel and food with their passion for learning the stories of local foodmakers, and tasting and supporting their works. They organize travel in Italy, eating, learning, and connecting with local food producers who care about the environment, support the local community and believe in sustainable practices. Their journeys are led by professional Tour Leaders who help you to explore local foods, culture, traditions, and history, while sightseeing and walking (cycling is upon request) for a healthy lifestyle. When not traveling to Italy they love to promote Italian culture and cuisine in the USA with cooking classes and dinners using local ingredients and meeting the local farmers.

We became a Certified B Corp because we strongly believe that we should adopt practices that can positively impact our community and all the other stakeholders such as our customers, suppliers, employees and the environment.
 

The Change We Seek®

Their commitment is:

To avoid food waste by trying to order food at all meals in the right and satisfying amounts

To educate our travelers by

  • promoting values important to them such as sustainability, biodiversity, respect for local people, traditions, animals and the environment on tour, on their events, through social media, and on their website
  • featuring Slow Food Presidia (world wide initiatives that support quality production at risk of extinction) on ALL their tours through visits and tastings
  • featuring Agriturismi (a family-run "farm-stay" combining agriculture and tourism in a partially or totally transformed farmhouse) for accommodations and when available, meals as well

To consider all stakeholders such as their customers, employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. They work hard to limit their impact and support the community and are very proud to be a Certified B Corp.

To minimize environmental impact by

  • recycling plastic, water, and paper not only at home by also on tour and on their events, reducing and properly disposing of all litter
  • purchasing carbon footprint offset certificates from reputable organizations which invest in renewable energy and methane capture projects, such as Terra Pass, which supports emission reduction projects in communities around the United States
  • planting trees to offset their carbon emissions with Treedom, whose mission is to make the world a better place, one tree at a time

To invest in the places they visit and organizations that share their values by

  • donating more than 1% of their annual sales revenues to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations. They are a proud member of the 1% for the Planet
  • featuring restaurants, farmers, and artisans who produce "good, clean and fair food"
  • organizing local events and volunteering for food literacy organizations such as Community Servings or similar

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2014
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.

32
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.

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.

47
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
92
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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