Kooks & Co

Wine

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.kooks.com.au

About Kooks

People have been making wine the same way for generations, but Kooks wanted to make its wines for a new generation – a more giving generation. One that’s not defined by age or status, but belongs to those people who enjoy a good drop, and think the world is a much better place when people give something back.

Kooks uses glorious grapes grown in Australia’s best growing regions – like the Barossa and Yarra Valleys – and lovingly blends them by hand to create the kind of generous flavour-packed wines people really love, making sure all the usual stuffiness, stinginess and snobbery you often find in ‘good wine’, is left out.

You see, at Kooks, the good stuff’s not just in the bottle. Every drop sold helps support other people…the courageous characters and inspiring individuals who swim against the tide to do something uncommonly good for other people.

At Kooks we make handcrafted wines and are happy to lend a helping hand to others. We believe in a world where doing good isn't a marketing-driven add-on, it’s an intrinsic part of doing business and defining success. Becoming a certified B Corp, and joining a global community of like-minded people, aligns fundamentally with our values as a business and beliefs as people. It has enabled Kooks to proudly become the first wine company in Australia to achieve B Corp status.

The Change We Seek®

Kooks recognises that change can be achieved through small gestures, as well as grand ideas. They encourage and support the ‘good-doers’ in the world, whose passion, purpose and sense of joy enlivens the community, and positively affects the people around them. Kooks would love to see more organisations and individuals doing the same.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

23
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

21
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

42
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
100
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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