SCORE Lancaster Lebanon clients Makes Scents Natural Spa Line, a Lancaster, PA-based spa product manufacturer and Hempfield Botanicals, a Lancaster, PA-based cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturer, became Certified B Corporations on May 2, 2019. After a rigorous assessment process, the company has achieved a distinction that only approximately 2,200 companies worldwide can claim.
SCORE applauds the dedication and countless hours of work that owners Heather and Nathan Kreider have invested in this achievement. B CorpTM Certification is far more than a stamp of approval on a business's products and services. It involves an in-depth assessment (and verification by the non-profit organization B Lab®) to determine if a company meets "the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose."
There is a small but growing shift in corporate responsibility that is attracting a great deal of public attention in the community.
“Achieving B CorpTM Certification provides validation of what our business has always stood for,” explained the CEO and founder of Makes Scents Natural Spa Line, Heather Kreider, “We have always believed in our responsibility to ensure our business has a positive impact on our customers, employees, the community, and the environment.”
~ Heather and Nathan Kreider, owners of Makes Scents Natural Spa Line and Hempfield Botanicals
Makes Scents attained a score of 81.2 on its B Impact Assessment by B Lab®, which will be updated and verified every three years to maintain certification.
“People are increasingly looking for jobs that give them personal fulfillment, and companies are seeing that purpose-oriented employees are more productive and successful. As the economy evolves, purpose and recruiting purpose-oriented talent will be a competitive differentiator. Companies of all sizes and industries realize the power of inspiring employees with a strong social mission and creating an environment that fosters purpose.”
- 2016 Workforce Purpose index
Nathan and Heather Kreider were SCORE Small Business Award winners in 2017 and have worked diligently to build their companies into successful enterprises that benefit their employees and the wider community.
“We are excited for the Kreider’s in obtaining the Certified B Corp status for both Hempfield Botanicals and Makes Scents Natural Spa Line. This worthy achievement truly fits the mission of both companies in making a positive impact in our community.”
~ David Diffenderffer, SCORE volunteer mentor