Green City Growers

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

August 2014

Sector

Agriculture/Growers

Operates In

United States

Green City Growers is a mission-driven company transforming underutilized spaces into biodiverse food production landscapes, providing their clients with immediate access to hyper-local food while inspiring self-sufficiency through engagement. Green City Growers installs raised-beds and rooftop farms for commercial and residential locations. They also provide education, maintenance, and consulting services such as corporate wellness programming and elder care.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Green City Growers earned an overall score of 123.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
123.4
123.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.2

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
Ethics & Transparency2.5
+ Mission Locked10

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 17.1

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 Security4.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety3.6
Career Development4.2
Engagement & Satisfaction3.6

Community 16.4

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, & Inclusion4.9
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving1.5
Supply Chain Management3.6

Environment 59.2

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.

Environmental Management2.0
Air & Climate1.4
Water3.1
Land & Life8.6
+ Environmentally Innovative Agricultural Process28
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation9.2
+ Environmental Education & Information0.2

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 16.3

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 Stewardship2.4
+ Health & Wellness Improvement3.3
+ Serving Underserved Populations (Direct)9.2

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score123.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score130.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score124.6

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Environment2015

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