Heath Ceramics, LTD

Certified B Corporation

California, United States

Certified Since

January 2023


Other manufacturing



Operates In

United States

Heath Ceramics is a Bay Area ceramics manufacturer. We produce dinnerware and tile, which we sell in our local showrooms and online, along with handcrafted furniture and home goods from other small-scale makers. Founded in 1948 by Edith and Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics has grown from a small-scale pottery studio into an institution under the leadership of husband and wife team, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey. We pride ourselves on being a design-led organization that crafts our entire catalog of ceramic ware locally in the Bay Area, where we operate two factories, an office, and a showroom. Since the beginning, Heath has always been committed to making our ceramic products and running our business in ways that support our people and the planet. Edith Heath’s earliest ceramics were designed to be fired at a lower temperature than the standard—an energy-saving practice we continue to this day. We source our clay and manufacture our products in California, which keeps our carbon footprint light, and we recycle clay and water from our manufacturing process right back into the factory. In more recent decades, we have developed living wage and employee stock ownership opportunities that support our entire staff.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Heath Ceramics, LTD earned an overall score of 84.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.7

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 & Engagement2.1
Ethics & Transparency2.6
+ 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 20.6

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 Security7.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.8
Career Development1.8
Engagement & Satisfaction4.7

Community 25.6

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, & Inclusion5.2
Economic Impact4.9
Civic Engagement & Giving2.3
Supply Chain Management1.8
+ Local Economic Development8.8

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 21.1

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 Management5.6
Air & Climate6.1
Land & Life5.8

Customers 2.2

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 Stewardship2.2

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score84.5

Additional Documentation

Heath Ceramics Transparent Disclosure Report 2023

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