Throughout March Bona Furtuna is celebrating B Corp Month. Alongside more than 3,700 like-minded businesses, we are sharing with you what it means to be a B Corp and what we are doing to have a positive social & environmental impact as a Certified B Corporation.
What is a Certified B Corporation? B Corporations, or B Corps for short, are for-profit companies that are committed to the triple bottom line: environmental, social and economic. We’re legally bound to work towards a net positive approach in all aspects when operating a business. Certified B Corps meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and a legal commitment of accountability to all stakeholders.
To become certified, each business must undergo a rigorous assessment to demonstrate they meet the high standards set for all B Corps. Once passed, the business must continue and uphold its efforts, year after year, to maintain the certification.
Bona Furtuna received its certification in January 2022 and we work tirelessly to uphold organic practices, minimize waste and prioritize partnerships with both small producers and other brands who demonstrate a similar brand ethos.
For our high social and environmental impact, in addition to continuing our commitment towards environmental awareness and stewardship in everyday operations, our focused efforts are both national and international. We are a proud sustaining member of 1% for the Planet, where we donate at least 1% of our annual sales towards a variety of environmental organizations. As a member of that organization, we support Slow Food’s Sicilian chapter, where last year we helped to plant 400 rare, heirloom olive trees throughout the region. We’ll continue that planting goal of 1,000 additional trees this year.
Other environmental initiatives include helping to develop community gardens, and youth education surrounding the importance of preserving heirloom plants, and organic agriculture in our communities, local and virtual.
Throughout this month, make sure to follow Bona Furtuna on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about our initiatives and other companies who strive for the same mission.