Beyond Green Partners Honored as Best For The World For Third Year Running, Creating Positive Impact for Workers, Environment, Community

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B Lab, the non-profit organization behind the B Corporation certification, has named Chicago-based consulting and food-service company Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners a Best For The World honoree, ranking it for the third consecutive year among the top 10% of all companies worldwide who hold B Corp status.

Beyond Green Partners helps institutional kitchens transition to a locally sourced, zero waste, foodservice operation based on scratch cooking.

"We are fiercely passionate about changing food systems for the better,” said Greg Christian, founder and CEO of Beyond Green Partners.

B Lab, the non-profit organization behind the B Corporation certification, has named Chicago-based consulting and food-service company Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners a Best For The World honoree, ranking it for the third consecutive year among the top 10% of all companies worldwide who hold B Corp status.

Beyond Green Partners earned the honor by helping institutional kitchens such as schools and hospitals cook from scratch with locally sourced ingredients while eliminating waste.

Achieving B Corp status alone is an accomplishment: It demands a rigorous review of a for-profit company's governance practices, environmental impact, effect on its community and treatment of its employees. To obtain the status, businesses must meet the highest standards of fair and inclusive hiring, environmental and social impact, and transparency in their dealings. Beyond Green Partners has maintained B Corp status since 2012.

In addition to earning a score in the top 10% on the B Impact Assessment, or B Corp’s review of a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment, Beyond Green Partners is recognized as a Changemaker for having what B Lab calls "the greatest impact improvement."

"As the future of business is shaped by demand for companies to address their role in the climate crisis, growing inequality around the world, and other major global issues, Best For The World honorees are walking the walk—innovating solutions and sharing what they’ve learned with other leaders," said B Lab’s Chief Marketing Officer Anthea Kelsick. "That’s because instead of striving not only to be the best in the world, by leading the movement of people using business as a force for good, they make decisions that are best for the world—and that means they are working for all stakeholders."

Beyond Green Partners shares this honor with than 1,000 B corps from 44 countries this year, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery.

"We are fiercely passionate about changing food systems for the better,” said Greg Christian, founder and CEO of Beyond Green Partners. “B Lab's Best For The World recognition is the gold standard for how to be a force for good in the world, and so we're thrilled that they again recognized us with this honor. When we get the food system right, all other systems will follow."

Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.

About Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners
Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners is a consulting and food-service company that promotes scratch-cooked foods, local sourcing, and zero-waste. Founded by chef and “eco-preneur” Greg Christian, their consulting services offer customizable and measurable strategies that offset the costs of increasing quality and environmental stewardship across food, waste, energy, water, and community for institutional kitchens. Their team is devoted to client success and is pleased to provide tools that help others contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more efficient food system while connecting with the communities they serve. In the greater Chicago area, they operate a zero-waste food-service company that provides local school lunches based upon fresh, scratch-cooked foods that kids love in a zero-waste kitchen. To learn more about Beyond Green Partners, please visit http://www.beyondgreenpartners.com.

About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term. B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.

B the Change is a Medium publication, produced by B Lab in collaboration with the community of Certified B Corps and the movement of people using business as a force for good. B the Change exists to inform and inspire people who have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world. Because we believe that storytelling is an essential element in the transformation of business and society, we commit ourselves to telling the most compelling stories possible to the largest audiences possible to propel the movement of business toward its destiny as a powerful force for good. We want to dramatically broaden and deepen engagement with entrepreneurs, managers, employees, investors and citizens in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Read all B the Change stories at http://www.bthechange.com.

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