Greyston Bakery, Inc.

Certified B Corporation

New York, United States

Certified Since

June 2008


Food products



Operates In

United States

Since Greyston Bakery opened in 1982, they’ve been creating opportunities in our community by offering jobs – no questions asked – to anyone who needs one, through our Open Hiring(R) practice. As pioneers of the Open Hiring movement, Greyston is building a world where individuals are defined by their potential, not by their circumstances. When you buy our brownies, you are joining millions of others in their mission. Proceeds benefit community programs at their nonprofit, Greyston, which provides workforce development training, community gardens, and housing. Each delicious gooey bite of brownie contributes to a brighter future for Greyston's bakers, and a more equitable and inclusive world for all.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Greyston Bakery, Inc. earned an overall score of 137.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
137.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.5

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 & Engagement2.4
Corporate Accountability1.3
+ 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 17.8

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.

Compensation & Wages1.8
Training & Education1.1
Worker Ownership0.0
Management & Worker Communication1.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 82.2

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.

Job Creation4.4
Diversity & Inclusion4.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.0
Local Involvement5.2
Suppliers, Distributors & Product7.0
+ Workforce Development33.7
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation5.3
+ Designed to Give15.8

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 19.3

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers3.0

Customers 0.0

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.

+ Serving in Need Populations0

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 Score137.8
2015 Overall B Impact Score143.1
2013 Overall B Impact Score133.2
2008 Overall B Impact Score102.7

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Community2016
Best For The World: Overall2016
Best For The World: Community2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Community2014
Best For The World: Community2013
Best For The World: Overall2013

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