Montanya Distillers has announced that it is now a Certified B Corporation. The distinction honors the rum distillery’s commitment to social and environmental sustainability. Montanya received a score of 119 from B Lab , a nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations. Montanya’s score is currently 32 percent higher than other distilleries on the list. This certification makes Montanya Distillers the first distillery in Colorado to become a B Corp and the third in the country.
“It is one thing to say you operate a sustainable, environmentally responsible distillery. It is another thing to have B Lab verify your claims in such a rigorous way. It takes the guesswork out for the public, so they can be completely confident in our claims.” says Karen Hoskin, Montanya’s co-founder and owner. “I shop using the B-Corp directory because I know what the certification means about a business, its practices and supply chains. I have wanted for years to join the ranks of certified businesses that are a true force for good in the world. We did it!”
The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent, and verified. 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.
Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations measure 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.
Montanya answered about 200 questions regarding its business and then B Lab verified those answers. To see the scores Montanya received for each area in its assessment visit its B Impact Report at https://bcorporation.net/directory/montanya-distillers-llc. The minimum standard needed for certification is 80 points. There are more than 2,500 companies from more than 130 industries and 50+ countries that have earned B Corp status, all with a unifying goal to redefine success in business.
To celebrate this Certified B Corporation achievement, join Montanya for a party at its Crested Butte, Colo. distillery on Thursday, November 29 at 6 p.m. The party will feature locally sourced ingredient cocktails and free appetizers. All are welcome!
To learn more about Montanya rums, Montanya’s distillery, and to see a comprehensive list of its sustainable practices visit MontanyaRum.com.