Oregon based Rogue Creamery has been honored in 2017 Best for the World Overall list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations™ on the B Impact Assessment. The 176 Best for the World Overall honoree companies come from 75 different industries and 25 countries.
The creamery has been recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product has on those it serves, and more.
The creamery has been acclaimed a second time for its environmental leadership in the simultaneously released 2017 Best for the World Environment list. Its 75- acre USDA Certified Organic Dairy provides safe and fair working conditions; ensures the health and humane treatment of animals, does not use hormone or antibiotic supplements, does not raise genetically modified crops or livestock, protects water resources, protects and enhances soil resources, provides wildlife habitat and continually improves practices. The Creamery currently has 3 solar projects in place that produce 50 per cent of its electrical needs and is well on its way to generating all its electrical needs by 2021.
Rogue Creamery has been commended for its holistic business methods and its “Top of Class” scores particularly in Environmental Practices, Community Practices including civic engagement and giving, as well as overall Governance including transparency and accountability.
Rogue Creamery has a conscious plan to be a leading example of a zero- impact food producer by 2021. They look not only within their company to integrate behavioral and operational change to reach sustainability goals but also to its suppliers and end users. In addition, Rogue Creamery provides its sustainable templates to all businesses that inquire.
In 2016, Rogue Creamery celebrated becoming a member of the Certified B Corporations™ (B Corps) community. This certification allows the Creamery to set a transparent example of a company that can act as an instrument of change and makes a greater impact by helping to influence other organizations to follow this example of verified social and environmental performance. President David Gremmels is a Director on Oregon Governor Brown’s Sustainability Commission Board.
B Lab company: A nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab drives this systemic change by:Building a global community of Certified B Corporations TM who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.