Natural Organic Process Enterprises

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Virginia, United States

Certified Since

May 2014

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Formed in 2009 Natural Organic Process Enterprises (NOPE) has established itself within a niche of the recycling industry. They aspire to promote composting in an effective and educational way to engage their local communities to be more sustainable. They feel that food scraps and the other organic components to the waste stream should be considered a natural resource that can be conserved through composting. A key component to their business model has been to “close the loop” through their Compost Credit Program. NOPE is a proud member of the US & Virginia Compost Council. They have spent years developing Best Managed Practices (BMP’s) through research as well as trial and error. NOPE prides itself as being local, responsive, & engaged with their partners. Their partners include large institutions as well as small sustainable minded local businesses. They believe that that the myriad of small environmental benefits of composting add up to significant environmental & social benefits. Through their Compost Credit program they have functionally closed the loop of organic recycling or composting as it is more commonly known. They have returned premium compost for use in school & local community gardens in their service area.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Natural Organic Process Enterprises earned an overall score of 100.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
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100 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 10.5

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 & Engagement1.2
Corporate Accountability0.4
Transparency1.4
+ 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 17.3

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 & Wages9.2
Benefits1.0
Training & Education1.1
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication3.5

Community 23.9

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 Creation0.1
Diversity & Inclusion1.3
Civic Engagement & Giving8.6
Local Involvement7.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.1

Environment 48.1

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, Plant4.5
Inputs2.3
Outputs3.0
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers10.0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation27.5

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.


Customers 0.0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score100
2016 Overall B Impact Score90.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score88.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score91.8

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: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017

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