Bonduelle Fresh Americas Becomes Certified B Corporation™; Andrea G. Montagna and Guillaume Debrosse Detail
IRWINDALE, CA - Raise your new year’s glass to Bonduelle Fresh Americas as it makes its latest exciting announcement! The industry operator has taken the next step in its journey by becoming a Certified B Corporation. The achievement marks a major milestone in its long-term vision to reshape the world’s food system for the health of the planet and the well-being of people.
“At Bonduelle Fresh Americas, we are committed to making a positive impact on people, food, and the planet,” said Chief Executive Officer Andrea G. Montagna. “B Corp certification is an important and exciting step forward, validating the positive impacts we have already made, and ensuring we continue to improve. I’m very proud of our team today, and especially proud to join the B Corp community of values-driven businesses as we all work toward collective action to address society’s most critical challenges.”
To gain B Corp certification, a company is measured on governance as well as how it impacts the environment, the community, its employees, and its partners, a press release explained. B Corps are legally committed to bringing benefits not just to shareholders, but to all business stakeholders and must demonstrate accountability and transparency. With an overall B Impact Assessment™ score of 85.4, Bonduelle Fresh Americas met high social and environmental performance requirements.
Underlining its values and commitment to creating a positive impact, Bonduelle Group set a goal in 2018 for all business units to achieve B Corp certification by 2025. In 2019, Bonduelle Fresh Americas launched its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, publicly announcing the business unit’s commitments to improving its footprint in the U.S. Bonduelle Group also helped establish the B Movement Builders and aligned its CSR goals to the B!Pact.
“We chose to pursue B Corp certification across Bonduelle because it’s an inspirational approach to using business as a force for good, using our collective efforts to drive lasting change in our economic systems, all for a better life,” said Guillaume Debrosse, Chief Executive Officer of Bonduelle Group. “We are driven by our mission and values to do better for people and the planet. We chose B Corp certification because it demonstrates how we progress in making a positive impact on all of our stakeholders, not just one or two.”
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