How does a small, employee-owned company in Vermont score among the best companies in the world? We strive to B the Change as a certified B Corp. We’re proud to announce that Gardener’s Supply is among the companies listed on the Best for the World list, which honors socially and environmentally minded businesses. The list spans 20 countries and 44 industries

Best for Workers

Gardener’s Supply Company is honored as “Best for Workers,” for its innovative, employee-owned model and other strong scores. The Best for the World honors are awarded only to those Certified B Corporations that score in the top 10 percent of the B Corp community on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive set of standards that rigorously measures each company’s impacts on its employees, its community, and the environment. B Corp Certification and the B Impact Assessment are both administered by the nonprofit organization B Lab.

“This is a great honor for all of us,” says Jim Feinson, president and CEO of Gardener’s Supply. “Our first commitment is to be the best in the world to our customers. But this award tells that we can do that and be a great company for our employee-owners. It says that doing well and doing good truly do go hand in hand.”

“These are the businesses that are not only getting it right but expanding the possibilities,” says B Lab co-founder Jay Coen Gilbert. “They’re the world’s top sustainability innovators, the companies who are pushing the envelope and showing the rest of the corporate community not only how it’s done, but just how much more can be done in the name of human and environmental sustainability.”

About Gardener’s Supply

Founded in 1983, Gardener’s Supply Company is 100 percent employee-owned. Our company of avid gardeners provides garden-tested, earth-friendly products and practical advice. We donate 8-percent of our profits to causes that make the world a better place through gardening.

—Claudia Marshall, Gardener’s Supply