Vermont Creamery

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Vermont, United States

Certified Since

January 2014

Industry

Food products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

In 1984, Americans were hard pressed to find much variety in the dairy aisle of their local supermarket, especially when it came to cheese and butter. European-style butter had not made it across the ocean to entice shoppers away from the familiar sweet cream options and goat cheese was still far from a pantry item for most home cooks. Meanwhile in Vermont, two young visionaries, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese were building a business that would, against all odds, introduce American diners to handcrafted goat cheese and later European-style cultured butter – Vermont Creamery. Crafted in Vermont’s green mountains, Vermont Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and crème fraîche have won hundreds of national and international awards. In their 35th year of business, Vermont Creamery supports a network of more than 17 family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery has been ranked one of “The Best Places to Work in Vermont,” by Vermont Business Magazine. Vermont Creamery is a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies. For more information, visit www.vermontcreamery.com.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Vermont Creamery earned an overall score of 83.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.3
83.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 12.9

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 & Engagement2.0
Ethics & Transparency3.4
+ 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 28.6

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.

Financial Security10.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.1
Career Development3.7
Engagement & Satisfaction5.2

Community 19.8

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.2
Economic Impact3.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.6
Supply Chain Management5.1

Environment 18.0

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.

Environmental Management3.0
Air & Climate7.0
Water2.2
Land & Life5.8

Customers 3.8

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.

Customer Stewardship3.8


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score83.3
2017 Overall B Impact Score88.5
2016 Overall B Impact Score85.2
2014 Overall B Impact Score80.1

Additional Documentation

Vermont Creamery Transparent Disclosure 2021

Vermont Creamery Transparent Assessment 2021


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