Localize

Localized data, expertise, labeling, and software services.

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada

www.localizeyourfood.com

About Localize

It all started with one question: “Where does our food come from?” Amidst the rise of the ‘farm-to-table movement’, Localize realized something was missing – the retail shelf.

Localize provides software, services, and expertise to manage local and specialty products in retail stores. They specialize in combining geo-tag location data with other important social attributes of food products, including certifications and verified claims. They provide software tools for retailers to manage portfolios of products specific to individual stores; and their system allows them to create tailored shelf labels to share information with shoppers. Information that is transparent, and relevant.

Their mission is provide value and insight throughout the supply chain and to empower shoppers with information behind the products they buy. They are constantly adapting to meet market needs and provide tools to support local food ecosystems, grow the market for innovative and amazing food producers - and most importantly, make sure that transparent and reliable information is available to shoppers when they make purchase decisions.

We're built around the principles of transparency and making things better; becoming a B Corp has helped us to apply these principles to ourselves. Through our certification, we're able to measure, improve, and openly communicate our performance on things we care deeply about.

The Change We Seek®

A world where everyone has the information they need, when they need it, to make good decisions about food.

It doesn't matter if it's a shopper in a grocery store looking for local, a grocer looking for the next great product their customers will want to buy, or a producer wanting to get their product to the right audience, the needed information exists and Localize will help people find it.

Through good information, people will make better decisions that align with their values, and the world will be shaped accordingly. It's as simple as that.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 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.

7
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.

30
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).

16
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.

19
6
Overall B Score
120
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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Press

  • Localize Named Most Promising Canadian Startup of the Year at the 2016 National Angel Summit  Go »
  • Shoppers are Demanding More Transparency Go »
  • Gary Lamphier: B Corp movement redefines what business success means Go »