Feronia Forests LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

June 2012

Sector

Agriculture/Growers

Operates In

United States

Feronia Forests is unique among timberland management organizations insofar as it implements a Sustainable Full Forestry™ strategy, i.e. it creatively monetizes the numerous assets that can be derived from the forest’s ecosystems while strategically postponing the harvesting of its trees & maximizing their economic value. Feronia extracts sap from maple trees for the production of maple water (Vertical Water) and maple syrup (Mission:Maple); and hosts on its properties renewable energy facilities. Eventually, Feronia will generate revenues from conservation easements and carbon sequestration, since our forests are located in highly environmentally-sensitive areas. Ramblewild is Feronia’s main vehicle to monetize the recreational potential of our forests: visitors meander from tree to tree at various heights through a pristine hemlock forest. The trails are designed to have a profound impact on visitors’ self-confidence and happiness. Aerial parks are a new outdoor activity in and amongst the trees that offer excitement, challenge, and personal growth for adventurists and for the entire family.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Feronia Forests LLC earned an overall score of 110.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
110.2
110.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.1

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 & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability3.1
Transparency2.9
+ 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 12.0

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 & Wages5.2
Benefits2.0
Training & Education1.1
Worker Ownership2.5
Management & Worker Communication1.2

Community 24.5

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 Creation1.7
Diversity & Inclusion3.4
Civic Engagement & Giving6.3
Local Involvement6.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.7

Environment 48.6

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, Plant5.6
Inputs1.8
Outputs4.8
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers10.0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Land/wildlife Conservation23.3

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 1.4

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 Populations10

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 Score110.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score113.3
2012 Overall B Impact Score89.9

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: Environment2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015
Best For The World: Environment2014
Best For The World: Environment2013

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