Persephone Brewing Company

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

April 2015

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Canada

Persephone Brewing Company is located in picturesque Gibsons, BC. PBC grows hops, food, beer and community at what is lovingly known by the locals as The Beer Farm! Named for the goddess of spring bounty and the log salvage boat from CBC’s hit TV series The Beachcombers, Persephone operates an 11_acre farm and craft micro_brewery on BC's Sunshine Coast. Producing some of the finest craft beers, our "farmhouse" approach integrates onsite farming of hops and honey while sourcing BC grown and malted barley. Their brewery and farm is in part owned by the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL), a non-profit organization providing services for people with developmental disabilities, a number of whom work at the farm. Their annual fundraising events include the Tough Kegger adventure race and the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival, great excuses to have fun and quaff some delicious brews for a good cause.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Persephone Brewing Company earned an overall score of 122.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
122.1
122.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.3

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 & Engagement1.3
Corporate Accountability0.9
Ethics1.0
Transparency1.7
+ 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 19.2

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.

Compensation & Wages3.1
Benefits7.5
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership1.8
Management & Worker Communication1.4
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.9
Occupational Health & Safety0.4

Community 45.5

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.

Job Creation1.1
Diversity & Inclusion1.9
Civic Engagement & Giving4.4
Local Involvement7.6
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.7
+ Local Economic Development26.7

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 45.1

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, Plant4.8
Inputs8.2
Outputs3.5
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers0.2
+ Designed to Conserve Agriculture Process24

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.

+ Impact Improvement0
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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

2017 Overall B Impact Score122.1
2015 Overall B Impact Score114

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Community2017

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