HUMAN Healthy Vending Adds B Corp. Certification

Jan. 10, 2013

HUMAN Healthy Vending, a turnkey healthy vending franchise business, recently announced it has become a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. HUMAN Healthy Vending joins a network of over 530 Certified B Corporations from sixty industries, according to the company release.

HUMAN Healthy Vending received its certification in January by adding its social and environmental commitment to its corporation bylaws, which means HUMAN Healthy Vending, and other Certified B Corporations, are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, franchisees, suppliers, community, consumers and environment. HUMAN also passed the B Corp certification criteria and performance standards, which are comprehensive, transparent and include the following categories:

Governance – an evaluation of the company’s mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company’s practices and policies.

Workers – the company’s relationship with its workforce by measuring the overall work environment, as well as how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities.

Community – The company’s impact on its community via supplier relations, diversity, involvement in the local community, and community service/charitable giving.

Environment – an evaluation of a company’s environmental performance through its facilities, materials, resources, energy use, and emissions.

Highlights of HUMAN’s social and environmental impact assessment include its 10 percent contribution to its nonprofit charity arm, HUMAN Everywhere – which teaches social entrepreneurship and nutrition in underserved schools – and its eco-friendly machines, which are up to 50 percent more energy-efficient than their counterparts.

“We are incredibly proud to become a Certified B Corporation since this ensures that our commitment to solving social and environmental problems is at the core of everything we do. Rarely do the vending industry and sustainability go hand-in-hand, but we’re proud to push the envelope. We think B Corporations are the wave of the future: businesses measuring their success by the amount of good they do in the world and we couldn’t be happier about this,” said Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending, in a prepared statement.