KeHE Distributors, LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Illinois, United States

Certified Since

November 2015

Industry

Food products

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Canada,

United States

KeHE is an employee-owned food distribution company whose mission is to be the preferred supply chain partner in the specialty, natural/organic and fresh product marketplace in North America. We strive to achieve that goal by delivering exceptional distribution, merchandising and marketing services to our retailer customers every day. As a B Corporation, KeHE proudly joins a community of companies committed to using business and economic success as a force for good in the world, validating KeHE’s stated core purpose: We SERVE to make lives better™. B Corp certification affirms our ongoing efforts to leverage the power of our business to address social and environmental problems while staying accountable to our shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and the planet.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, KeHE Distributors, LLC earned an overall score of 83.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.9
83.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.1

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 & Engagement1.4
Corporate Accountability0.9
Ethics0.9
Transparency1.3
+ 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 48.0

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 & Wages7.0
Benefits4.9
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership7.0
Management & Worker Communication1.4
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.3
Human Rights & Labor Policy0.6
Occupational Health & Safety0.9
+ Worker Owned23

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.


Community 14.7

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 Creation2.2
Diversity & Inclusion3.2
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Local Involvement1.3
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.2
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation1.6

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 8.9

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, Plant1.2
Inputs2.6
Outputs0.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers1.3
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation3.7

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 Score83.9
2015 Overall B Impact Score83.2

Additional Documentation

KeHE Distributors, LLC Disclosure Questionnaire

KeHE Disclosure Report 2020


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: Workers2018
Best For The World: Workers2017

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