Cabot Creamery Co-operative

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Vermont, United States

Certified Since

August 2012

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Cabot Creamery, founded in 1919, has its roots in Cabot, Vermont. As employers and dairy farmers, they still honor the frugal values of those bygone times. Over the years they’ve thrived and grown through the hard work, collaborative spirit, and persistent commitment of 1200 family farm owners throughout New England and Upstate New York who raise their herds to produce quality milk. They hold to generations of family traditions while adopting new best practices, advancing public agriculture policy and driving sustainable innovations to benefit the land, improve animal care and enrich communities on behalf of their families and consumers. And they’re part of a rare remaining breed of dairy manufacturers in the Northeast that are locally owned and operated. Cabot Creamery celebrates a nearly century-old commitment to returning 100% of profits to the farm family owners whose industrious stewardship provides fair wage employment to hundreds, sustains open working landscapes, and safeguards their core heritage of family farming.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Cabot Creamery Co-operative earned an overall score of 92.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
92.7
92.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.4

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
Corporate Accountability1.0
Ethics1.4
Transparency0.7
+ 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 25.2

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.

Compensation & Wages6.0
Benefits9.0
Training & Education1.5
Worker Ownership0.0
Management & Worker Communication1.2
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.0
Human Rights & Labor Policy0.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.8

Community 34.1

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 Creation4.4
Diversity & Inclusion2.5
Civic Engagement & Giving4.4
Local Involvement4.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product1.5
+ Producer Cooperative16.1

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 21.0

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, Plant5.8
Inputs5.0
Outputs3.7
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers6.1

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score92.7
2015 Overall B Impact Score84.4
2012 Overall B Impact Score82.4

Additional Documentation

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Disclosure Questionnaire


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