Aarstiderne A/S

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Central Denmark Region, Denmark

Certified Since

May 2022

Industry

Food products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Denmark,

Sweden

Aarstiderne (in English: The Seasons) is a frontrunner on organic meal kits and online organic groceries in Denmark and Sweden. The idea is simple: we pack the season's best organic products and produce, add recipes, inspiration, and knowledge on cooking and sustainable eating and then we deliver the box to doorsteps of Swedes and Danes. The first box from Aarstiderne with the characteristic @-å came available in 1999. Today we deliver a wide selection of everyday organic meal kits and organic products online, alongside an extensive choice of offline activities from farm stores with eateries, farm markets, community dinners to community gardening for both kids and grown-ups. Today we deliver meal boxes to around 78,000 households in Denmark and 10,000 in Sweden. It's still all about the passion and joy of organic produce and tasty meals and Aarstiderne grows, like the seasons, year on year. Mission We recreate the close links between the work of the organic farmer and the work in all the kitchens – transforming the bounties of the land into feasts of honest, nutritious, seasonal and inspired food. Values We believe in quality, creativity, development, growth, transparency, and ecology. These shared values shape the foundation of our relationship with customers, with growe

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Aarstiderne A/S earned an overall score of 106.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
106.7
106.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.3

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 & Engagement2.8
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ Mission Locked10

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 24.2

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.

Financial Security4.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.7
Career Development2.9
Engagement & Satisfaction5.6

Community 21.6

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.9
Economic Impact5.8
Civic Engagement & Giving2.4
Supply Chain Management9.4

Environment 39.7

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.

Environmental Management7.2
Air & Climate10.6
Water1.0
Land & Life5.7
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation15.1
+ Environmental Education & Information0

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.


Customers 2.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score106.7

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