Good Culture, an Irvine, Calif.-based cultured dairy products brand “on a mission to make clean, healing foods available to the masses with real organic and non-GMO ingredients,” said it is now a Certified B Corporation, joining the ranks of merely 2,500 companies across 50 countries. According to certifying body B Corps, “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”
Good Culture said it achieved a total score of 84 points. The company’s score was assessed comprehensively on its impact on all of its stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, community and the environment. With a goal to redefine success in business so that all companies compete to be best for the world, Certified B Corporation companies are accelerating a global culture shift through a more inclusive and sustainable economy, the company said.
“Since first launching in 2015, Good Culture has been dedicated to real food and simple ingredients across our growing portfolio of cultured foods,” said Founder Jesse Merrill. “This certification was no easy feat, but we are proud to be a company that is committed to the wellbeing of our planet and people living on it.”
The “good” in Good Culture doesn’t just refer to the company’s products. Good Culture said it partnered with 1% for the Planet to support soil health and regenerative agriculture. Each time a consumer purchases a cup of organic Good Culture, 1% of the sale goes to a global network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment through granted scholarships to soil health training and testing.