Rogue Creamery

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

June 2016

Industry

Agricultural Processing

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Inspired by a sense of place since 1933, Rogue Creamery draws from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create nine distinctive varieties of handcrafted blue cheeses and a variety of gourmet cheddars. Over the last 60 years , Rogue Creamery blue cheeses have received international acclaim. The USDA Certified Organic whole milk they use to make these original blues comes from their 75 acre dairy located along the banks of the rugged and scenic Rogue River. The creamery has won over 100 international and national awards .In 2016 its Flora Nelle and Rogue River Blue cheeses both won 1st Place at the 2016 Good Food Awards in San Francisco. Its Rogue River Blue cheese was awarded Best Blue Cheese @ the 2015 U.S. Cheese Championships, “Best of Show” at both the 2011 & 2009 American Cheese Society Competitions and “Best Blue Cheese” at the World Cheese Awards in London, England. Its Caveman Blue was awarded Super Gold (one of the Top 60 Cheeses in the World) @ the World Cheese Awards in 2014. Rogue Creamery registered as the 1st Benefit Company in the state of Oregon in 2014.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Rogue Creamery earned an overall score of 136.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
136.6
136.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.2

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 & Engagement3.0
Corporate Accountability0.4
Ethics1.5
Transparency3.2
+ 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 20.2

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 & Wages8.1
Benefits5.1
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership1.3
Management & Worker Communication1.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.4
Occupational Health & Safety1.1

Community 40.2

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 Creation2.6
Diversity & Inclusion3.2
Civic Engagement & Giving7.7
Local Involvement6.4
Suppliers, Distributors & Product8.8
+ Workforce Development11.2

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 57.9

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.

Land, Office, Plant5.7
Inputs9.2
Outputs4.4
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers4.5
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process18
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation15.5

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score136.6
2016 Overall B Impact Score138.1

Additional Documentation

Rogue Creamery Transparent Assessment 2018


Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017

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