Narrative Food

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

December 2013

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Narrative Food is an award-winning woman-owned Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the Planet, operating in Southern California, founded in 2010. Until 2022, Narrative Food thoughtfully curated local organic groceries and small batch foods, telling stories of people and place through ingredients and recipes delivered to SoCal doorsteps, delighting our thousands of customers. Starting in 2022, Narrative Food narrowed its focus to pantry, shelf stable foods shipping nationally. Over the years, we have built relationships with dozens of amazing food makers from diverse communities and we are excited to share their mindfully crafted offerings with a larger audience with our pantry box subscriptions and a la carte marketplace! Narrative Food also curates thoughtful gifts which tell stories of people and place, each gift supporting a related non profit. Lastly, we specialize in creating bespoke gift boxes for companies who want to show they care about making a positive impact with their gifting budget

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Narrative Food earned an overall score of 88.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
88.3
88.3 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 & Engagement0.2
Corporate Accountability0.8
Transparency1.1
+ 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 10.7

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 & Wages6.3
Benefits0.4
Training & Education0.1
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication1.5

Community 38.9

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 Creation0.0
Diversity & Inclusion5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Local Involvement8.2
Suppliers, Distributors & Product6.8
+ Local Economic Development16

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.

Land, Office, Plant1.4
Inputs2.0
Outputs1.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers10.0
+ Land/wildlife Conservation0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation11.4

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score88.3
2015 Overall B Impact Score97.9
2013 Overall B Impact Score99.7

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: Community2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Community2016
Best For The World: Community2015

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