Kalsec is proud to announce that we are a Certified B Corporation® (or B Corp™). As a B Corp, Kalsec will continue to meet the highest social and environmental standards that represent our commitment to making ethical and sustainable decisions that serve consumers, customers, employees, communities and the environment. For more than 60 years, Kalsec has stood apart in the industry with our legacy of social and environmental responsibility.
Commitment to Social and Environmental Responsibility
In using our business as a force for good, Kalsec has proven our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency.
“We have deepened the Kalsec legacy with our B Corp Certification; social justice and environmental stewardship have been a part of our DNA since the beginning,” said Martha Todd, Chair of the Board of Directors.
In addition to our certified organic manufacturing facilities and sustainably sourced ingredients, Kalsec is actively protecting the planet. For example, the headquarters in Kalamazoo are equipped with solar arrays and electric vehicle stations, and compostable service ware is used for sensory tests and by employees.
Kalsec’s supply chain management follows our responsible sourcing policy and uses Sustainable Agricultural Initiative (SAI) Farm Sustainability Assessment tools in the field to measure and improve sustainability of our agricultural supply chain. Furthermore, Kalsec’s ethical operations promote responsible sourcing practices, including practices designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
“This certification will be a benchmark to guide us through continuous improvements,” said Robert Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer, Kalsec. “Whether it’s in our supply chain, our responsible sourcing, or our commitment to equity and inclusion, it further aligns the family’s values with those of the business and provides a comprehensive framework for how we measure our impacts, and remain private and sustainable for the next 100 years.”
Read more about Kalsec Social Responsibility efforts.
Joining the B Corp Community
Kalsec is one of only 3,500+ businesses globally that have achieved B Corporation Certification. In the food and beverage industry, this includes Ben & Jerry’s, Danone, King Arthur Flour Company, New Belgium Brewing Co., and Torani. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
“Being able to welcome Kalsec to the B Corp community is exciting,” said said Kim Coupounas, Global Ambassador of B Lab. “Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit.”
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corporation Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all. To date, there are more than 3,500 Certified B Corps in 150 industries and 74 countries. Visit bcorporation.net for more information.