B Impact Report

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Greyston Bakery, Inc.

Baked Goods
Certified Since: June, 2008
Location: Yonkers, New York, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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137.8

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

A storied social enterprise, Greyston Bakery has been baking gourmet brownies, cookies, and good will just north of New York City since 1982. The $10 million for-profit bakery is most famous for its long-standing status as Ben & Jerry's brownie supplier and for having an open-hiring policy that provides the people of Yonkers, NY with employment opportunity regardless of work history. Committed to a Triple Bottom Line, Greyston Bakery continues to be a pioneer in the world of social enterprise.

Through their Open Hiring policy, Greyston Bakery hires men and women who have little or no credentialed work experience, many of whom have histories of homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, welfare dependence, domestic violence or illiteracy. All of its profits go to the Greyston Foundation, which operates several intensive self-sufficiency programs in Yonkers, NY, including affordable housing and support services for the formerly homeless, low-income working families; children and youth services including childcare; a technology learning center; health and social services including housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS; and a community gardens project. Greyston's 130 staff serves almost 5,000 individuals annually.

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