Crested Butte, Colo., September 4, 2019 – Montanya Distillers, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of its impact on the environment, its workforce, local communities, suppliers, customers, and corporate governance. Montanya ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all impact areas and is the only distillery to earn spots on two Best For lists—Best For The World Overall and Best for the Environment.
Whether it’s the distillery’s innovative environmental practices and zero-waste mentality, or its employee benefits, Montanya strives to continuously raise the bar for what it means to be a responsible and successful business.
“To be among the top 10 percent of the 3,000 B Corp Companies is amazing,” said Karen Hoskin, co-founder/CEO of Montanya Distillers. “We’re with incredible companies—businesses like Patagonia, TOMS, and Dr. Bronner’s; so it’s a pinch-me moment for sure!”
Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations commit to measuring and improving a company’s impact on all its stakeholders from employees and suppliers to the community, its customers, and the environment. It’s like a Fair Trade certification, but for the whole business, not a single product or service.
The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent, and verified. Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations. These corporations are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today, Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries are unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Montanya is the first distillery in Colorado to become a Certified B Corporation and the third in the nation.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like Montanya are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab reviews and verifies many indicators such as the sourcing of ingredients, energy efficiency practices, trash and waste, non-GMO claims, employee benefits, community donations, diversity hiring practices, carbon emissions mitigation and more.
To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must get a score of at least 80 points on the assessment. Montanya scored 119 after answering about 200 questions regarding its business; B Lab then verified those answers. To see the scores Montanya received for each area in its assessment visit its the B Impact Report at https://bcorporation.net/directory/montanya-distillers-llc.
About Montanya Distillers:
Montanya Distillers, a Certified B Corporation® located in Crested Butte, Colo., is a craft rum distillery in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Its distilling process uses old-world artisan traditions, combining science with art. By using just four natural American ingredients, Montanya has created aged rums that have received 18 Gold and Silver medals in international competitions. These rums reflect both Montanya Distillers’ mountain culture and a new American rum tradition. Montanya produces Platino Light rum, Oro Dark rum, and a longer-aged, limited-edition rum called Exclusiva. The company was named the 2013 Craft Distillery of the Year by the American Distilling Institute and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Learn more at MontanyaRum.com.
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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 Corp 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 3,000 Certified B Corps in over 150 industries and 64 countries, and over 50,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/
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