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Harris Woolf Almonds Achieves B Corp Certification

Harris Woolf Almonds (HWA), a leader in the almond production industry, has proudly announced its achievement of B Corp Certification, a testament to its unwavering commitment to sustainability, equity, and excellence. On December 4th, 2020, HWA officially joined the ranks of globally recognized companies that have met the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance set by B Lab. This certification underscores Harris Woolf Almonds’ dedication to not only excel in the almond industry but also to positively impact its community, employees, and the environment.

What is B Corp Certification?

B Corp Certification is granted by the nonprofit organization B Lab to companies that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. This certification assesses a company’s impact on all its stakeholders, including employees, customers, the community, and the environment. It’s a rigorous process that ensures companies are genuinely dedicated to making a positive impact in the world.

A Journey to B Corp Certification

Harris Woolf Almonds’ path to B Corp Certification has been both rigorous and rewarding. Embracing a comprehensive approach to sustainability, the company has demonstrated exceptional leadership in water conservation, biodiversity, and fostering sustainable community development. Their efforts have been recognized by B Lab’s B Impact Assessment, which rigorously evaluates a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community, and environment.

Central to HWA’s success has been its longstanding commitment to innovation, community engagement, and environmental stewardship. Michael Briano, Harris Woolf Almonds Vice President of Sales & Marketing, encapsulates this ethos, stating, “Only looking at the world in terms of profits is short-sighted. We applied for B Corp certification because we wanted to ensure we were doing everything we could.” This certification is a powerful testament to their dedication to social and environmental impact, accountability, and transparency.

As a vertically integrated, grower-owned processor of almonds, Harris Woolf Almonds has not only set a high standard for sustainable practices within the agricultural sector but has also proven that ethical business practices can coexist with profitability. Their B Corp Certification marks a significant milestone in their 30-year journey of sustainability and equity, encouraging other companies to follow in their footsteps towards a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.

 

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