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Did you hear the exciting news? We are B Corp certified!

What is B Corp?

“B Corps are for profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. B Corps use the power of business to do more than seek profit. They use their profits and growth to positively impact their stakeholders — and the planet.” -B Lab

What B Corp means to us

Becoming B Corp certified is a huge accomplishment for Lawson’s Finest. “We were inspired to be a “B Corp at heart” since the founding of Lawson’s Finest Liquids in 2008 and having the official recognition of B Corp certification confirms our long-standing commitment to operating our business as a force for good,” says Karen Lawson.

It all stems from our core values. Whether you have been a fan from the beginning or just discovered Lawson’s Finest for the first time, you may have noticed that we are a values-led company.

We prioritize taking good care of our employees through living wages and generous benefits, supporting community vitality through Social Impact charitable giving, and working towards environmental sustainability by monitoring our footprint while reusing, recycling, and regenerating our waste. -Karen Lawson

What does it take to become B Corp?

To receive B Corp certification, a company must first take a test. This test is known as the B Impact Assessment.

The B Impact Assessment is the most credible tool a company can use to measure its impact on its workers, community, environment, customers, and company structure. By measuring what matters, companies that use the assessment have the data they need to understand where they need to improve; and what steps they need to take to get there. -B Lab

The road to certification

We started on the road to B Corp certification by submitting our initial B Impact Assessment in December 2021. “Because the pandemic, brought a record number of B Impact applicant, we experienced an eight-month delay in receiving a reply from B Lab to begin Verification,” explains Karen.

The next step, Verification, proved to be a rigorous process. In the end, the process highlighted our high standards of excellence in the categories of workers, community, environment, governance, and customers. On May 4, 2023, Lawson’s Finest Liquids received B Corp certification.

While our B Impact Assessment highlighted many areas where we are succeeding, the assessment also provided opportunities for continuous improvement that we can act upon in the short and long term. -Karen Lawson