In 2013, New Leaf Community Markets became the first grocery store in California – second in the world – to achieve B Corporation certification. That’s because we’re a mission-driven business dedicated to social and environmental responsibility.
B Corporation certification is a lot like organic, fair trade, or LEED certification. It allows companies to measure their performance against a set of sustainability standards including environmental practices, social equity and community impact.
At New Leaf Community Markets we aim to inspire others to do good and feel good. We’ve always been aware that our green and good actions, collectively with those of our customers and employees, lead to significant positive change locally and globally.
Since opening our first store, we’ve given 10% of our after-tax profits back to the community. We provide our customers with the best and most nourishing products we can get our hands on, sourced from local farms and producer partners we respect and support. And, our staff share in our mission by giving back through volunteer hours to causes and organizations in their community that means the most to them. Planet-friendly and people-friendly all the way!
Our B Corporation status perfectly represents what we’ve been since day one — a different kind of business that values more than just the bottom line. We carry over 100 products throughout our stores from fellow B Corps. And, we love to shine a light on and celebrate their good work. These companies use the power of business to collectively make change. Together we’re leading the way to a more sustainable future.
You probably already enjoy some of these products. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite when you see the B Corporation logo in our aisles!
Certified by the nonprofit B Lab, B Corps are companies meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We are a community of more than 3,000 companies at the forefront of a global movement using the power of business as a force for good. Learn more at BCorporation.net.