Walden Local Meat

Food Services

Carlise, Massachusetts

United States

www.waldenlocalmeat.com

About Walden Local Meat

Together with farm partners, Walden Local Meat markets and distributes sustainable meat that you can truly feel good about - from a health, economic, environmental and ethical perspective.

Walden began from a shared belief in linking our land to our food. Beginning with the farmer moving her chickens to fresh pasture each dawn and ending with members enjoying their locally grown meals—Walden is going beyond sustainability to regenerate local agriculture without antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, or pesticides.

Walden offers a customized share program of 100% grass-fed beef and pastured pork, lamb, and poultry. Members can define what they like and exclude what they don’t while enjoying meat that happens to taste far better than anything found in a grocery store! All shares are delivered to homes from small farms within 250 miles.

We chose to become a B Corp to protect our our values, and align ourselves around the idea that we will sometimes make decisions that do not provide short term profits, but serve our mission of supporting and growing local agriculture. Putting our community first has always been a pillar of our company and becoming certified has been an easy decision to solidify our mission!

The Change We Seek®

Walden Local Meat strives to reinvigorate their local agricultural economy, in support of healthier animals, soils, and communities. Together with local farm partners, Walden promotes the best practices in meat, from a health, environmental, and ethical perspective.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2017
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.

27
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.

18
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.

52
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.

7
6
Overall B Score
105
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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