Greenfern Industries

Certified B Corporation

Auckland Region, New Zealand

Certified Since

March 2022


Plant propagation



Operates In

New Zealand


Greenfern Industries Limited is an entrepreneurial-led licensed medicinal cannabis & biotechnology company that also has operations spanning into the industrial hemp, hemp food & body care space. It's listed on the NZX stock exchange under the GFI ticker. Greenfern operates primarily from their medicinal cannabis research facility & hemp processing hub in Normanby, South Taranaki, with these facilities powered by renewable energy generated by Greenfern’s own hydroelectric power station located adjacent to the facility on the Waingongoro River. Greenfern is committed to environmentally friendly production of medicinal cannabis & hemp-based products. The research facility is designed around maximum efficiency and sustainability, being powered by renewable power & using an aeroponic production system renowned for its optimal water and nutrient efficiency. Greenfern’s hemp production follows the same ethos. The hemp seed & its by-products are used for a range of different products from a high protein ingredient in a plant-based meat substitute, a hemp-based skin care range & hemp-based beverages amongst other things. As well as being B Corp Certified, Greenfern is also Toitū net carbonzero certified & was NZ's first medicinal cannabis company to receive both certifications.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Greenfern Industries earned an overall score of 86.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.0

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 & Engagement2.3
Ethics & Transparency4.2
+ 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 24.0

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 Security10.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety2.0
Career Development0.8
Engagement & Satisfaction4.4

Community 30.6

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, & Inclusion3.0
Economic Impact5.7
Civic Engagement & Giving2.9
Supply Chain Management3.8
+ Local Economic Development12

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 21.3

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 Management0.4
Air & Climate4.4
Land & Life6.7

Customers 1.7

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 Stewardship1.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score86.8

Additional Documentation

Greenfern Industries Disclosure Report

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