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Nature’s Fare Markets has recertified as a B Corp for third time

This B.C. family-owned company is being recognized for their commitment to sustainability.

Recognized for their commitment to sustainability, Nature’s Fare Markets recently earned a B Corp recertification for the third time and have been recognized as B Corp 2017’s Best for the World Honouree, in the Change Makers category.

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. First certified in 2014, Nature’s Fare was the first retailer in Canada to receive B Corporation certification.

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The median score for companies who are not B Corps is 50.9. Companies must receive 80 points to become certified, and Nature’s Fare scored 102.9 points this time.

In 2014, Nature’s Fare Markets was the first retailer in Canada to become a B Corp, and has successfully undergone a rigorous process – for Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers – every two years, to recertify. Now they join 845 other Best for the World honourees, around world – companies leading the companies leading the way to a shared and durable prosperity for all.

“We can’t say how delighted we are to be recognized in this way,” said NFM’s co-owner Alexa Monahan. “We are committed to looks for ways to be more sustainable, every day. It’s not just one of our core values, it’s how we do business and take care of our staff and our community.”

Part of a community of 2,644 businesses in 60 countries, certified B Corporations use business as a force for good. All must 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.

Nature’s Fare is a B.C. family-owned company, who serve customers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley, Penticton, Vernon, West Kelowna and White Rock.

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