McCarty Family Farms is a Certified B Corp
We Believe in Farming for a Better World
Using our farms to help strengthen our communities has always been important to our family. We know the care we provide to our cows, land, and team members today can help create a stronger and more sustainable world tomorrow. Now as a Certified B Corp, we are publicly committed to uphold a purpose-driven business by balancing innovation and progress with profit. Read the full news release
McCarty Family Farms completed the stringent B Corp certification in December of 2020, but we've been working towards this status for many years. We are proud to join our sister farm MVP Dairy as one of the few dairy farms globally that are meeting the highest standards of transparency and accountability in environmental and social performance. The certification includes all four McCarty Farms and processing plant.
Frequently Asked B Corp Questions
What is a Certified B Corporation®?
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. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Who certifies B Corps?
B Corp Certification is administered by Standards Analysts at the non-profit B Lab. Standards Analysts are located at B Lab's Pennsylvania, New York, and Amsterdam offices. The standards for B Corp Certification are overseen by B Lab's independent Standards Advisory Council.
Why did MFF choose to become a Certified B Corp™ ?
Using our farms to create stronger communities is always something that has been important to our families. This designation demonstrates our on-going commitment to do even more for our people and planet.
Why is being Certified B Corp™ important?
B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service; it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it. And increasingly that’s what people care most about.
Will B Corp™ certification change the way MFF does business?
We already consider the impact of everything we do, however, as a B Corp we can measure our progress and find ways to improve our impact scores by adjusting the way we do business which is the core purpose of B Corp™ Certification-- to help us all do better!
Who can be certified?
Companies range from multinational corporations [Natura] to wholly-owned subsidiaries [Seventh Generation] to small businesses [Harvest Market] serving local communities. The B Impact Assessment takes into account the size, industry, and location of each business. This makes the assessment of overall impact as accurate as possible.
How does the certification process work?
The certification process uses credible, comprehensive, transparent, and independent standards of social and environmental performance.The process measures a company’s performance in five categories: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment.
Are there other Certified B Corps™ ?
There are over 3,300 Certified B Corporations from more than 160
industries and 71 countries with 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Are there other B Corp™ Dairy farms?
MVP Dairy, our dairy farm owned in partnership with the VanTilburg family, is also certified, but overall there are very few dairy farms to have earned the B Corp status, however, dairy is well-represented in the B Corp community by companies like our partners Danone North America and others like Cabot Cheese and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Is it difficult to become certified?
It is a highly selective status. Companies must document their positive impact to qualify and undergo verification every three years to maintain their Certification. Through the certification, the company must receive at least 80 points. In our first assessment, we received 103.8 points!