North Coast Brewing Co., Inc.

Certified B Corporation

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2015





Operates In

United States

A leader 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 the Pub at North Coast Brewing Company where delicious beer and bites are enjoyed by the visitors and locals alike. The company’s commitment to great beer is matched by its commitment to philanthropy, community, and environmental stewardship – from supporting the music education 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 83.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.8

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 & Engagement3.1
Ethics & Transparency3.7
+ 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 19.9

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 Security5.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.9
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction4.8

Community 16.2

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, & Inclusion4.4
Economic Impact2.9
Civic Engagement & Giving3.8
Supply Chain Management3.5

Environment 26.0

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 Management4.4
Air & Climate4.7
Land & Life7.2
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation5.5

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 4.0

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 Stewardship4.0

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score83
2021 Overall B Impact Score96.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score100.2
2015 Overall B Impact Score82.1

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