Organic Handler Certification
Veritable Vegetable has been a Certified Organic Handler through California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) since 2002.
CCOF certifies to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program standards and CCOF international standards.
Food Safety Certification
We are committed to providing safe, organic produce to our customers and are GAP/GHP certified by the USDA.
Fleet Compliance Certification
We are proud of our award-winning green fleet and invest significant resources to maintaining and updating our equipment. To date, our fleet of 28 vehicles is in compliance with operational and equipment truck and bus regulations as issued by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
Certified B Corporation
We have been a certified B Corporation since 2014. Joining the B Corp community demonstrates our ongoing commitment to operate based on our values, rather than the bottom line, and provides a formal assessment tool for monitoring our progress moving forward.
B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment. Certification by B Lab, a nonprofit organization, is attained after meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.
Veritable Vegetable is an example of a social enterprise. By using business strategy to forward social and environment objectives, we hope to help bring about meaningful change for our community. For us, that change includes a sustainable food system where the true cost of food is understood. View Our 2018 Impact Score
In addition to our certification as a B Corporation, we are also a registered Benefit Corporation in the State of California. This ensures the company’s legal status accurately reflects our values-driven business model. In our Annual Benefit Report, you’ll find an explanation of why we chose B-Lab’s third party assessment tool, an overview of our assessment results, and a narrative of our efforts.
California Green Business
Veritable Vegetable has been a certified California Green Business since 2016. The California Green Business Program encourages businesses to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and recognizes them for their efforts. In order to be recognized as a California Green Business, a business must meet environmental standards in four areas: waste reduction, water conservation, pollution prevention, and energy conservation. They must also be in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Becoming a certified California Green Business demonstrates our unwavering commitment to conserving resources, building community, and maintaining the health and safety of our staff. This certification ensures our environmental practices align with our culture of and deep commitment to environmental sustainability. The certification process took an in-depth look at the practices and methods we employ to conserve energy, water and natural resources, reduce waste, and utilize low-toxic products in our workplace.
I often wonder to what extent business can help society in its goals and alleviate poverty, preserve ecosystems, and build strong communities and institutions… B Lab has proven that there is a way.
—Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State