B the Change – A to Z achieves B Corp Certification
At A to Z Wineworks, we take sustainability seriously. So seriously in fact that, for us, sustainability not only means how we farm our vineyards and recycle at the winery but, among other things, how we treat our employees, how we look at our chemical, water and carbon foot prints and how we relate to our community. In short, we look at the whole of our business and ask what can we do not only to create a profitable business and a great place to work, but how do decisions we make affect the vitality of our triple bottom line: our social, environmental and financial performance measures.
For years we had certified parts of our business with various certification systems and agencies (LIVE, organic, Demeter, OCSW…etcetera). In researching B Corp certification, we realized that of all the certification systems we work with, B Corp best reflects how we manage our company, our company culture and our values. Furthermore, we discovered that some B Corp certified companies were among those that we admired not only for their financial success, but for the fully sustainable way they were run, even after a sale.
It became only natural to seek B Corp certification. As we progressed through the certification process, it became quickly evident that B Corp and A to Z Wineworks were a perfect fit. We are very happy to be part of the family of B Corps certified companies. It feels great to be recognized for the work we have done to retain our values as we experienced exponential growth.
A to Z aims to produce the highest quality wine for the greatest sustainable value by building a business that combines commerce with conscience.