HomeFree Joins a New Class of B Corporations A Cookie Company with a Conscience

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Jill Robbins, HomeFree founder and president, states “We believe manufacturers have a responsibility to be good corporate citizens. We support B Corp because it values, models, and encourages corporate contribution to society by setting a measurable standard. The more companies join together, the more that standard will become the norm.” Currently, there are over 450 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries who have officially committed to publicly report their social and environmental performance using B Corp’s established third-party standards. HomeFree was founded in order to address a social issue: The physical and emotional challenges faced by people with special dietary needs, including the 1 in 13 American children with food allergies.

HomeFree, LLC today announced that it has been officially certified as a B-Corporation by B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems by creating a new class of corporations required to create benefit for society. HomeFree is the maker of delicious, all natural or organic, ready-to-eat whole grain cookies and coffee cakes free of common food allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy.

Jill Robbins, HomeFree founder and president, states “We believe manufacturers have a responsibility to be good corporate citizens. We support B Corp because it values, models, and encourages corporate contribution to society by setting a measurable standard. The more companies join together, the more that standard will become the norm.” Currently, there are over 450 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries who have officially committed to publicly report their social and environmental performance using B Corp’s established third-party standards. HomeFree was founded in order to address a social issue: The physical and emotional challenges faced by people with special dietary needs, including the 1 in 13 American children with food allergies. HomeFree makes it easy for families and schools to offer healthful treats that include everyone. Other ways in which HomeFree demonstrates B Corp values include: providing education and consultation, contributing to allergy related organizations, offering a flexible work environment, and considering the environment in its production decisions. For example, HomeFree cookie cartons are made with bio fuel and wind power.

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a new sector of the economy that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, driving systemic change through interrelated initiatives which include building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to discover and support such companies. For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net online.

Jill Robbins is a mother and clinical psychologist who turned to baking when her son was diagnosed with food allergies thirteen years ago. The author of Allergen Free Baking: Baked Treats for All Occasions, and founder of HomeFree, Jill Robbins focuses on creating a solution to the social aspect of food allergies, so that children and adults with allergies can participate fully in school and social events when treats with potential allergens are served. Learn more at http://www.homefreetreats.com or connect via http://www.facebook.com/homefreetreats, http://www.twitter.com/homefreetreats and http://www.homefreetreats/blog.

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