Organic food-maker Amy’s Kitchen achieves sustainability certification
Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Specialty Foods organic
Amy’s Kitchen, based in California and with a strong Canadian presence, is now a Certified B Corporation, a certification awarded to companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance. Building on Amy’s long-time commitment of doing well by doing good, this achievement underscores the company’s dedication to balancing profit and purpose.
From its start, Amy’s Kitchen has been committed to cooking vegetarian meals with meticulously sourced organic ingredients and taking care of people. This dedication to making organic high-quality meals more accessible and convenient for people, and the inherent benefits to people and the environment, along with Amy’s values-driven principles of taking care of its employees and the community, are the basis for Amy’s B Corp Certification.
“When we founded Amy’s over three decades ago it was based on the premise that making great tasting food, from responsibly sourced, organic ingredients, would fulfill a need and make people’s lives easier. Over the years, we’ve learned that choosing to do what’s right for people and our planet, even when it’s not the easiest option, is what leads to success in business and in the positive impact we can make,” said Andy Berliner, Amy’s Kitchen and Amy’s Drive Thru founder and chairman. “Achieving B Corp certification cements what we’ve always believed to be true, and we’re looking forward to working closely with B Lab and other B Corps to learn best practices and identify more ways we can evolve and improve.”
To achieve B Corp Certification, companies must meet credible, comprehensive, transparent and independent standards and earn a minimum audit score of 80 out of 200 possible points; Amy’s Kitchen achieved a B Impact Assessment score of 102.7. The rigorous assessment to obtain B Corp certification measured Amy’s impact in Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers. In order to maintain Certification, the company must undergo verification every three years and demonstrate their positive impact.
“Amy’s Kitchen is an exciting addition to our B Corp community, given the company’s leadership position within the industry and its broad and loyal consumer base,” Says Andy Fyfe, Growth Catalyst for B Lab US & Canada. “While the median score for the average company is 50.9, Amy’s score of 102.7 showcases its longstanding leadership as a brand that is devoted to doing good by people and the planet through its products and company practices.”
As Amy’s Kitchen looks to the future, it is committed to improving the wellbeing of people by making organic food even more widely available and by improving the workplace and communities where it operates, striving toward a more just and equitable future. The company is also dedicated to decreasing waste and finding efficiencies in its production practices to lessen environmental impact. Additionally, Amy’s maintains its deep commitment to organic agriculture and vegetarian food and communicating its importance for a sustainable future.
For more information about Amy’s Kitchen, visit amys.com.
About Amy’s Kitchen
Amy’s Kitchen is a family owned, fiercely independent organic food company and Certified B Corporation® whose purpose is to make it easy and enjoyable for everyone to eat well. The company is committed to cooking authentic great tasting food with high quality, meticulously sourced organic ingredients and making them convenient for consumers. Today, Amy’s is the #1 natural/organic brand across key categories in U.S. retailers. The company offers a variety of organic frozen and packaged foods, and the company is proud to offer options across gluten free, vegan/plant-based, dairy free, lactose free, soy free, tree nut free, corn free, Kosher D, Kosher DE, and light in sodium categories. Amy’s products are widely available in the U.S. as well as more than 28 other countries around the globe. To learn more, please visit amys.com.
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