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Tillamook County Creamery Association Announces B Corporation® Recertification

Tillamook County Creamery Association Announces B Corporation® Recertification


TILLAMOOK, OR
Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is proving that its dedication to stewardship was not a one-time deal as it successfully recertified as a B Corporation® (B Corp). Originally certified as a B Corp in 2020, the company recently passed the rigorous recertification process, highlighting its commitment to governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment.

Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President, Stewardship, Tillamook County Creamery Association"At TCCA, we are committed to making progress toward delivering on our stewardship commitments. Meeting the high standards set by B Corp validates our recent stewardship efforts and the work that our farmer-owners began over a century ago," said Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President of Stewardship, TCCA. "This recertification is especially important as we continue to grow nationally and deepen our relationships with fans across the country."

Every three years, companies must go through a rigorous recertification process to maintain their B Corp certification, a release explained. The recertification process includes responding to more than 250 questions involving significant data analysis and documentation.

For TCCA, recertification also included an extensive verification process, auditing visits to the TCCA production plant, offices, and creamery facilities in Tillamook, Oregon, and confidential employee and staff interviews. A score of 80 or higher qualifies a business for B Corp certification. TCCA recertified with an improved score of 94.1, an increase of 7.5 points from the initial certification in 2020.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is proving that its dedication to stewardship was not a one-time deal as it successfully recertified as a B Corporation®

TCCA’s most significant score boost was in the "Environment" category. The co-op's Climate Action Plan, packaging goals, facilities, and farm stewardship-related projects were behind the increase. TCCA also continues to score high in the "Employees" category due to its generous pay, benefits, and learning and development programs.

The release went on to detail that the B Corp label is growing in popularity with consumers and has become a powerful driver of purchase. Among those who know about B Corp certification, about 67 percent say it makes them much more likely or somewhat more likely to buy the product, a 10-point increase since 2019.

The B Corp seal is prominently displayed on Tillamook products to give consumers a quick sign that the product meets high social and environmental performance standards.

Congratulations to TCCA on its recertification!

Tillamook County Creamery Association
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