KUDOS- Hempfield Botanicals: Hempfield Botanicals
Grant Good Dana Haldeman & Remington
Hempfield Botanicals, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturer, became a Certified B Corporation on May 2. After a rigorous assessment process, the company has achieved a distinction that only approximately 2,200 companies worldwide can claim. B Corp Certification is far more than a stamp of approval on a business's products and services. It involves an in-depth assessment (and verification by the non-profit organization B Lab) to determine if a company meets “the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”
Some of Hempfield Botanicals’ business certifications, practices, processes and protocols that have enabled it to achieve B Corp status include: Supplier Diversity Policy––buying from “preferred” local, minority/women-owned suppliers within a 200-mile radius; tracking use of water and electricity to determine ways to lessen the company’s impact on the environment; taking steps to become a zero-waste manufacturing facility; chemical reduction methods, like the use of non-toxic cleaners and unbleached paper products; increases in fair trade purchases.
“Achieving B Corp Certification provides validation of what our business has always stood for,” explains the CEO and founder of Hempfield Botanicals, Heather Kreider, “We have always believed in our responsibility to ensure that our business has a positive impact on our customers, employees, the community and the environment.”