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Allagash Brewing Company

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Maine, United States

Certified Since

July 2019

Sector

Manufacturing

Countries of Operations

United States

Founded in 1995 by Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company strives to make the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Since the brewery first opened, Allagash has been a proud resident of Portland, Maine. As a brewery, and as people, we’re committed to our community. We donate 1% of all sales to local nonprofits. To help Maine farmers, we’ve pledged to use one million pounds of local grain in our beer, per year, by 2021. For the environment, we make use of a solar array, buy wind credits to offset our power, and are proud to side stream around 99% of our waste. We also support organizations—like Sebago Clean Waters and the Maine Brewshed Alliance—that preserve Maine’s pristine waters. Thanks to our inclusive culture and employee benefits, we’ve earned a spot on the list of Maine’s Best Places to Work for seven years running. And in 2019, our founder Rob won a James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer. As a B Corp, we’re invigorated to continue to use beer as a force for good. With concrete goals and a path forward, we know that we can keep getting better as a brewery, as an employer, and as a member of our community.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Allagash Brewing Company earned an overall score of 83.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.8
83.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.5

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 & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability0.2
Ethics1.0
Transparency1.1
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 25.1

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 & Wages8.0
Benefits8.2
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership2.1
Management & Worker Communication1.8
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 17.3

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 Creation1.4
Diversity & Inclusion1.4
Civic Engagement & Giving7.3
Local Involvement4.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product2.3

Environment 34.8

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.

Land, Office, Plant3.2
Inputs6.1
Outputs2.7
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers1.5
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process21

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 Score83.8

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