North Coast Brewing Co., Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2015

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988, and now produces 15 distinct award-winning beers available around the world including favorites such as Red Seal Ale, Scrimshaw Pils, Old Rasputin, Brother Thelonious, and PranQster. As one of the top craft brewers in the world North Coast Brewing Co. has helped define American craft beer, and is known for exceptional quality and a commitment to brewing in traditional styles. North Coast Brewing Co. is located in the rugged coastal town of Fort Bragg, California and is home to its Taproom and intimate jazz venue, the Sequoia Room, which hosts some of the most renowned musicians in the country. The company’s commitment to great beer is matched by its commitment to philanthropy, community, and environmental stewardship – from supporting the next generation of jazz musicians to funding marine mammal research and rescue.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, North Coast Brewing Co., Inc. earned an overall score of 96.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.2
96.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.2

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 & Engagement3.2
Ethics & Transparency4.0
+ 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 18.2

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 Security5.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.9
Career Development2.6
Engagement & Satisfaction2.7

Community 30.1

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, & Inclusion3.6
Economic Impact2.9
Civic Engagement & Giving5.0
Supply Chain Management2.4
+ Designed to Give14.2

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 26.5

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 Management5.0
Air & Climate4.4
Water2.0
Land & Life7.2
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation6.6

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 4.0

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.

Customer Stewardship4.0


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score96.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score100.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score82.1

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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: Changemakers2018

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