C and L LLC dba Conscious Coffees

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Colorado, United States

Certified Since

December 2014

Sector

Agriculture/Growers

Operates In

United States

Conscious Coffees purchases green coffee directly from producer partners through their coffee importing cooperative, Cooperative Coffees (coopcoffees.com). This arrangement enables transparent, long term, direct relationships with coffee growers, and eliminates the middlemen who often take potential revenue directly out of the hands of the farmers. They buy only certified organic coffee that is grown on small family farms that are collectively self-organized into cooperatives. Their mission is to create long term relationships with their growers, customers, and the environment which transcend volume and profits and emphasize cup quality, human rights, and sustainability. Conscious Coffees' trade model includes grower/exporter, importer/roaster, retailer, and final consumer. Each of the 4 members play a crucial role in the continued success of this model, which is based on values. They remain obligated to bring the producers' voices to the final consumer, through their retail partners. They remain committed to being accountable for all the resources they use, including all packaging and production supplies.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, C and L LLC dba Conscious Coffees earned an overall score of 108.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
108.5
108.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.9

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 & Engagement1.2
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency3.2
+ 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 21.6

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 & Wages10.3
Benefits3.4
Training & Education1.9
Worker Ownership0.0
Management & Worker Communication4.4

Community 50.8

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 Creation0.2
Diversity & Inclusion3.9
Civic Engagement & Giving8.7
Local Involvement2.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product10.8
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation23.5

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.


Environment 24.2

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, Plant0.9
Inputs2.2
Outputs0.8
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.5
+ Designed to Conserve Agriculture Process0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation14.5

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.


Customers 0.0

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.

+ Serving in Need Populations0

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

2017 Overall B Impact Score108.5
2016 Overall B Impact Score105.6
2014 Overall B Impact Score102.8

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: Community2019
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