Harvest Market

Conventional and organic natural and specialty foods, health and beauty products

Fort Bragg, California

United States

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About Harvest Market

Harvest Market became Mendocino County’s first Certified B Corp in February 2015! Founded in 1985, this family-owned business operates two grocery stores and a hardware store located on the rugged Northern California coast. Harvest Market has always stood for making healthy choices the easy choices, and while it carries a wide selection of natural and organic products, it also offers conventional products to its customers.

Doing the right thing is a guiding principle of the company. Harvest Market pays all of its workers above the living wage standard and donates 10% of its profits, to local nonprofits. It supports the local economy by helping to grow the businesses of local farmers and producers, and makes significant investments in renewable energy and resource conservation

We’ve always operated Harvest Market in a way that supports community health and wellness, whether through the products we offer, providing a living wage to our employees, serving the community through power outages, donating products and employee time to nonprofit organizations, or investing in ways to protect the environment. When we learned that B Corp Certification was an option, it felt like a natural fit for us. It’s a recognition of our internal ethic to always do the right thing, and at the same time it challenges us to continue to improve.

The Change We Seek®

Harvest Market believes in selling quality foods in a sustainable manner that will create a healthy community and planet. Through consistently reducing its environmental impact, supporting its community, providing jobs above the living wage standard, and offering a wide selection of organic and non-GMO products, Harvest Market makes its community a better place to live. Harvest Market is also committed to leading by example, and believes that B Corp Certification is an ideal vehicle to challenge other local companies to use business as a force for good. A driving force behind expanding the B Corp movement on the Northern California coast, Harvest Market has brought at least two other businesses into the movement, and challenges every Certified B Corp to recruit two more companies to measure what matters through the B Impact Assessment.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2015
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.

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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.

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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
97
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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Company Highlights: 

Community: >30% of workers reside in a low-income area; >50% of management and Board of Directors members are women or from underrepresented populations; Has donated the majority of its charitable donations to local markets 

Environment: Manages and measures water and solid waste outputs; Uses sustainable kitchen, janitorial, and paper products; Has saved >5% of energy used in the last year

Workers: 100% of employees excluding founders and executives received a bonus in the last year; 100% of hourly workers earn a living wage; Families of employees have access to health counseling services

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