Synlait Milk Limited

Certified B Corporation

Canterbury Region, New Zealand

Certified Since

June 2020


Food products



Operates In

New Zealand

At Synlait they combine expert and sustainable farming practices with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce a range of nutritional products that provide genuine benefits for human health and wellbeing. Their purpose Doing Milk Differently For A Healthier World is driven by being different, essential nutrition and sustainability. Their disruptive, innovative spirit combined with resolute determination to do the right thing for planet and people sets them apart from the competition.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Synlait Milk Limited earned an overall score of 89.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
89.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.9

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.

Workers 26.0

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.

Community 19.1

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.

Environment 23.4

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.

Customers 3.9

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.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score89.5
2020 Overall B Impact Score80.4

Additional Documentation

Synlait Milk Transparent Assessment 2020

Synlait Milk Disclosure Report 2020

Synlait Milk Breastmilk Substitute Statement 2020

Synlait Milk Disclosure Report 2023

Synlait Milk Aggregated Transparent Assessment 2023

Dairyworks Disclosure Report 2023

Synlait Milk Breastmilk Substitute Statement 2023

Synlait Milk Score Methodology 2023

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