A to Z Wineworks

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

May 2014

Sector

Agriculture/Growers

Operates In

United States

A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by two Oregon wine industry couples, the Hatchers and the Francis Tannahills, and was immediately recognized for offering high quality wines at great value. In 2006, the group welcomed Michael Davies as winemaker resulting in more collective Oregon winemaking experience for A to Z than any other winery, experience that can make a difference in difficult vintages. Soon after, the families partnered with Gregg Popovich (NBA Head Coach of the San Antonio Spurs) and a few others to buy the 25-year-old property, REX HILL Vineyards and Winery. They reduced REX HILL production by 77%, refining and refocusing the brand to achieve the highest quality and were honored with a Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year award two years later. A to Z has two viticulturists on staff and has worked with more than 100 vineyards in Oregon using biodynamic or organic principles to farm all owned or long-leased vineyards. A to Z remains true to the initial mission of offering Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices™ that sustainably deliver the Essence of Oregon™ while building a business that is force for good, best for people and the land.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, A to Z Wineworks earned an overall score of 121.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
121.8
121.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 13.1

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability1.3
Ethics1.2
Transparency1.2
+ Mission Locked7.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 23.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages5.6
Benefits8.7
Training & Education1.5
Worker Ownership1.7
Management & Worker Communication1.8
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.5
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 39.4

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation1.9
Diversity & Inclusion5.1
Civic Engagement & Giving5.8
Local Involvement3.3
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.1
+ Workforce Development18

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 45.8

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant4.3
Inputs9.4
Outputs3.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.8
+ Designed to Conserve Agriculture Process24

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score121.8
2016 Overall B Impact Score136.7
2014 Overall B Impact Score102.7

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Community2016
Best For The World: Community2015

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