TallGrass

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

April 2016

Industry

Other/general wholesale trade

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Canada

Founded in 1997, TallGrass is a Vancouver-based manufacturer of products under the Botanica brand and distributor of whole food supplements and natural beauty products. Their company philosophy is to bring natural health and wellbeing products to progressive retailers and consumers in a manner that upholds values of environmental and social responsibility. They are curators of some of the world’s most amazing, purest and most functional medicinal plants, herbs and superfoods. Their ingredients originate from smaller, trusted sources and whenever possible, are wildcrafted or certified organic. All of their formulations are rooted in traditional plant medicine and most often incorporate the whole plant, not just parts of it. Using a number of proprietary, cutting-edge techniques, our master herbalists and nutritionists extract the most out of each and every ingredient, so that you can be assured of the integrity, potency and purity of each and every one of our products. No shortcuts. No synthetic derivatives. A strict product verification and quality control process ensures that their products contain only good things, and never the not-so-good, such as pesticides or contaminants.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, TallGrass earned an overall score of 98.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
98.1
98.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.1

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 & Engagement1.9
Corporate Accountability0.4
Ethics1.5
Transparency2.8
+ 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 26.0

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 & Wages5.2
Benefits11.1
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership2.1
Management & Worker Communication2.0
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2
Occupational Health & Safety0.7

Community 24.7

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 Creation3.1
Diversity & Inclusion2.1
Civic Engagement & Giving5.2
Local Involvement3.1
Suppliers, Distributors & Product10.9

Environment 25.5

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, Plant3.6
Inputs3.1
Outputs1.6
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers9.3
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation7.7

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.


Customers 7.6

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.

+ Health & Wellness Improvement7.6
+ 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

2018 Overall B Impact Score98.1
2016 Overall B Impact Score101.1

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