Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom

Certified Since

May 2020

Industry

Beverages

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United Kingdom

Bruichladdich distillery is located on the southwestern tip of the remote Hebridean Island of Islay, where they distill four unique spirits. Home to Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore single malt whiskies and The Botanist Islay dry gin. There are many attributes they share with their distant Gaelic forefathers: stubborn, resolute, self-sufficient, tough, hard-working, enduring, straight-talking, emotional, passionate, philosophical and engaging… perhaps with a certain roguish quality. They are proudly nonconformist, as has always been the way in these Western Isles – Oirthir Gaidheal, the Coast of the Gaels, the land of the outsider. They passionately believe in terroir – in authenticity, place and provenance, in ultimate traceability. They seek to produce the most natural, thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating & enjoyable spirits possible. They believe in asking questions, in moving forward regardless of industry convention or the status quo. They continue to rebel against the staid world of Scotch whisky. They pioneer the foraging movement in gin. Confronting transparency, and reconnecting with nature. This is not one distillery with one style of spirit; this is one project to break every boundary, to challenge every convention.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd earned an overall score of 83.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.2
83.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.7

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency3.4
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 29.3

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.

Financial Security9.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety10.0
Career Development3.3
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 12.9

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, & Inclusion3.5
Economic Impact0.8
Civic Engagement & Giving3.4
Supply Chain Management3.0

Environment 28.5

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 Management1.0
Air & Climate6.8
Water5.2
Land & Life8.8
+ Land/wildlife Conservation4.6

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 4.6

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 Stewardship4.6


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score83.2

Additional Documentation

Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd Transparent Assessment

Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd Disclosure Report


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