Sokol Blosser Sets the Gold Standard for Winemakers

9/30/2019

 

We recognize that how a wine gets made can be just as important as what winds up inside the bottle, as do our friends at Sokol Blosser, one of Oregon’s premiere winemakers and the recent recipient of two awards for their positive business practices.

A+ From B Labs

Sokol Blosser has already earned the prestigious “B Corp” distinction from B Labs, in recognition for their commitment to improving the company’s impact on workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This month, Sokol Blosser earned the “Changemaker” distinction from B Labs, singling the company out as one which sets “a gold standard for managing and improving your business' social and environmental impact over time,” according to a statement from the company. Not only was the company honored as a Changemaker, it also earned the separate “Best for the World: Environment” honor for environmental performance and sustainable business practices.

At Breakthru, we are proud to work with the team at Sokol Blosser for its commitment to sustainable business practices as well as top-quality wines such as Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir and Evolution Riesling. Consumers today are looking for premium wines from companies that also care about our environment and society, and Sokol Blosser delivers on both counts. As a certified B Corp, meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, according to the company.

A History of Success

Starting with the first vines planted by the Sokol Blosser family in 1971, the winery has been a key player in the creation, elevation, and direction of Oregon winemaking. The winery is still family-owned and committed to acting as a positive force in the world, earning B Corp certification in 2015 and continuing to work to improve as a company. The recent honor as “Best For The World” is the latest recognition of their ongoing success.

"We're incredibly proud of this year's Best For The World honorees," said Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. "These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like Sokol Blosser are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone."  

Alison Sokol Blosser, CEO and co-president of Sokol Blosser, commented, "Since our certification as a B Corp in 2015, we have worked to do the right thing every day for the environment, our team, our community and the long-term health of our family business. It's a reflex for us at this point, part of our routine behavior. Every year, we detail our goals and achievements in our annual Sustainability Report, which is available on our website."

The “Best For The World” status puts Sokol Blosser in a very exclusive group, amongst businesses such as Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner's, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. We are proud to share this incredible news with our customers and consumers. Talk to your Breakthru Sales Consultant today about how your business can benefit from Sokol Blosser’s outstanding work.

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