In news that should surprise no one, Stonyfield Yogurt is now a certified B corp. In short, this means that they have been certified to be socially and environmentally responsible, using their for-profit business for social good.
In becoming a B corp, Stonyfield joins more than 1600 other companies who have already been certified. According to BCorporation.net, “B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.”
Stonyfield joins companies such as King Arthur Flour, Pete & Gerry’s Organics (eggs), Purely Elizabeth (granolas and cereals), Preserve (household products made from recycled plastic), Method (dish soap and other cleaning products), Pukka (tea), Warby Parker, and Patagonia.
To celebrate, Stonyfield sent me a basket of treats from some of their fellow B corps: sprouted whole-wheat flour from King Arthur, a toothbrush from Preserve, Method hand soap, Pete & Gerry’s eggs, Purely Elizabeth granola, and Pukka turmeric tea.