Organic Planet LLC

Personal Chef Services, Value Chain Coordination and GAP Food Safety Education

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

About Organic Planet LLC

Organic Planet owner, Lindsay Gilmour, provides two types of services. The first is a personal chef service catering to clients with unique dietary needs, specializing in delicious and nutritious foods that nurture and restore good health. Lindsay is committed to the principle that our health and our environment are inextricably linked. In her work she uses only the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, avoids toxic chemicals, composts 100% of food waste, minimizes the use of non-renewable products and recycles or reuses all paper goods, glass and plastic.

The second is value chain coordination, working with organizations such as Fair Food Philadelphia, Common Market Philadelphia, the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and The Wallace Center at Winrock International, to provide technical assistance and resources to small-scale farmers. Since 2005 she has managed programs that have opened doors and helped family famers sell their goods to wholesale customers such as restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, schools, hospitals, and universities.

Lindsay is also experienced as a GAP food safety educator, helping farmers, orchardists, cooperatives and food hubs overcome their trepidation and develop food safety programs that make sense for them. She has a particular interest and experience in helping farmers work together to achieve food safety certification.

We became a B Corp because we wanted to join a community that recognizes and values the interconnected nature of the economy, the environment, our health, and the quality of our lives.

The Change We Seek®

Organic Planet is committed to purchasing goods and services from locally and regionally owned businesses for all our activities whenever possible, with a particular emphasis on supporting local family farms. They define local as within 150-mile radius and regional as within 400-mile radius of Philadelphia. For all their purchasing they are conscientious in sourcing from businesses they know to be engaged in Fair Trade and farms that use sustainable growing methods. As much as possible they avoid purchasing products that generate waste that they cannot recycle or compost. Organic Planet enjoys building direct relationships with their primary suppliers and believe this leads to better service, better and safer products, and a stronger, more responsible business community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2008
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).

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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
101
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: >60% local suppliers; 100% woman owned; >20% suppliers located in low-income communities; >10% profits donated to charity

Environment: >75% renewable energy; >50% recycled/sustainable office supplies; Harvests rainwater at facilities; Has recycling and composting program