Walden Local Meat

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

April 2017

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Together with farm partners, Walden Local Meat markets and distributes sustainable meat that you can truly feel good about - from a health, economic, environmental and ethical perspective. Walden began from a shared belief in linking our land to our food. Beginning with the farmer moving her chickens to fresh pasture each dawn and ending with members enjoying their locally grown mealsÑWalden is going beyond sustainability to regenerate local agriculture without antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, or pesticides. Walden offers a customized share program of 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork, lamb, and poultry. Members can define what they like and exclude what they donÕt while enjoying meat that happens to taste far better than anything found in a grocery store! All shares are delivered to homes from small farms within 250 miles. Walden Local Meat strives to reinvigorate their local agricultural economy, in support of healthier animals, soils, and communities. Together with local farm partners, Walden promotes the best practices in meat, from a health, environmental, and ethical perspective.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Walden Local Meat earned an overall score of 107.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
107.9
107.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.3

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 & Engagement3.4
Ethics & Transparency3.9
+ 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 20.5

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 Security10.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.2
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction1.7

Community 42.5

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.3
Economic Impact8.4
Civic Engagement & Giving3.6
Supply Chain Management5.8
+ Local Economic Development17

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 23.8

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 Management2.1
Air & Climate5.6
Water0.0
Land & Life9.5
+ Land/wildlife Conservation5.7

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 3.6

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.

Customer Stewardship3.6


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score107.9
2017 Overall B Impact Score104.6

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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: Community2018

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