New Seasons Market

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

March 2013

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

New Seasons Market is a friendly neighborhood grocery store that believes great-tasting, local food has the power to build community and enhance lives. The world's first B Corp grocery store, the company places as much value on taking care of its staff, its community and the environment as it does on growing and operating its business, resulting in genuine relationships between staff, vendors and customers. With nearly 3,500 passionate staff, New Seasons offers a unique retail experience in which communities come together to realize the potential of a healthy, sustainable food system. New Leaf Community Markets has been providing local, healthy foods to nourish and sustain their community since 1985. New Leaf is committed to offering customers food and lifestyle choices that have the most beneficial impact on their health, and the health of the environment. As a Certified Green Business and EPA Green Power Partner, New Leaf purchases renewable energy credits to offset their carbon emissions, and investing in infrastructure upgrades for less waste and more energy efficiencies. Both companies offer industry-leading compensation and benefits and commits 10 percent of after-tax profits to the communities they serve.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, New Seasons Market earned an overall score of 80.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.4
80.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.2

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 & Engagement2.5
Ethics & Transparency2.2
+ 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 21.3

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.

Financial Security5.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.8
Career Development2.9
Engagement & Satisfaction4.0

Community 20.5

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.7
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving4.3
Supply Chain Management3.0
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation1.3

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 24.9

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.

Environmental Management4.9
Air & Climate6.2
Water1.2
Land & Life4.1
+ Land/wildlife Conservation1.2
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation5.6

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.


Customers 1.3

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.

Customer Stewardship1.3


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score80.4
2017 Overall B Impact Score102.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score108.7
2013 Overall B Impact Score120.5

Additional Documentation

New Seasons Disclosure Questionnaire 2018

Transparent Disclosure Report 2021

New Seasons Market – B Impact Assessment 2021


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: Community2017

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