Stonyfield has become a Certified B Corporation. The announcement makes Stonyfield the largest national yogurt brand to be certified as a B Corp.
The Londonderry, N.H.-based company says the B Corp certification goal – of using business as a force for good – aligns with its mission to be a company focused on creating and supporting Healthy Food, Healthy People and a Healthy Planet.
In awarding the certification, B Lab – the verifying body behind B Corp, conducted a rigorous evaluation of Stonyfield and its products to ensure they met or exceeded their comprehensive standards. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on employees, suppliers, consumers, the community and environment.
A Director with a Mission
Exemplifying Stonyfield's investment in this work, Nichole Cirillo joins the company in the newly created position of mission director. Cirillo joins Stonyfield following an extensive career in the corporate social responsibility arena, most recently as the international director of strategic partnerships for Earthwatch Institute. Cirillo brings expertise in developing and growing social programs that leverage resources and deepen impact.
"Stonyfield's mission has always been to change the world," said Cirillo. "It's an inspiring time to join Stonyfield as the company's work has drastically grown beyond its humble beginnings as a small farm school. With that said, the core mission has never changed. Becoming a B Corp marks the next stage in our commitment to our customers and the planet. It's a responsibility we're happy to shoulder as we work towards a collective good with the support of fellow B Corps, our employees and partners, and Stonyfield's fans."