Chia Sisters

Certified B Corporation

Nelson Region, New Zealand

Certified Since

February 2021





Operates In

New Zealand

Chia Sisters prioritise having a positive impact on the environment and communities in which they operate. They use high-nutrition fruits and seeds to craft health drinks and breakfasts. Their ranges are all-natural, made from plants with no added sugar. They bottle using solar power in a Zero Carbon juicery and are Nelson's first Living Wage certified employer. Sisters and co-founders Chloe and Florence Van Dyke are using Chia Sisters as a testing ground for creating an ethical business framework. Chia Sisters firmly believe sustainability initiatives can't be selfish: they have put aside traditional ideas about competition and instead work together across businesses to share learnings and move 'business as usual' into a new age of radical collaboration and transparency. Chia Sisters is the founding business of an initiative called Businesses For Climate Action, a platform for businesses to work together to innovate and implement carbon reduction practices.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Chia Sisters earned an overall score of 118.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
118.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.3

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement4.0
Ethics & Transparency3.8
+ 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 22.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security8.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.3
Career Development3.4
Engagement & Satisfaction6.6

Community 25.5

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion5.4
Economic Impact7.1
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Supply Chain Management3.1

Environment 55.7

Environment 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 Management6.0
Air & Climate11.7
Land & Life9.1
+ Environmentally Innovative Manufacturing Process22.7

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 4.5

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship4.5

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score118.6

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