B Corps are Good Companies
“B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee” … and Cafe Solar® is proudly certified by both!
As the “soul” supplier of Cafe Solar®, Merchants of Green Coffee lives up to its B Corp status using Cafe Solar® as its shining example.
What is a B Corp?
A B Corp is certified by non-profit, B Lab, to meet rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards. B Lab serves entrepreneurs who are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
The Cafe Solar® program is:
- Protecting natural tropical forests and biodiversity
- Employing innovative renewable energy technology in developing regions
- Supporting women in cooperative leadership and management positions
- Creating better jobs for everyone in the coffee supply chain
- Transparent about its practises and principals
By financing the Cafe Solar® program and developing markets for its quality Honduran coffee, Merchants of Green Coffee strives to show exactly how a B Corp can design products that advance a company’s social, environmental, and sustainability standards. The goal is to redefine the meaning of success in business.
What B Corp Certification Means to Us
As a private enterprise working for the public benefit, B Corp Certification showcases the ideals we’ve always embodied.
We advocate triple bottom line accounting, which benefits stakeholders (people who are affected by the business), not just shareholders (people who have money invested in the business), and we feel that B Corp certification helps us distinguish our good company from typical corporations.