Just Salad has earned B Corporation certification

To earn the certification, the fast-casual salad chain had to meet high standards of social and environmental impacts.
Just Salad's reusable containers
Just Salad earned an overall score of 80.4 on the B impact assessment. / Photo courtesy of Just Salad.

Just Salad is now a certified B Corporation.

To become B Corp certified, businesses must meet high standards of social and environmental impact, according to a press release.

For certification, companies undergo an extensive review process, administered by nonprofit B Lab, to assess performance across five impact categories: workers, communities, customers, suppliers and the environment.

A business must earn a minimum of 80 points on the B impact assessment to achieve B Corp status. Just Salad earned an overall score of 80.4; the median score for "ordinary businesses" that complete the assessment is currently 50.9, according to the chain.

Just Salad has established a robust sustainability platform, particularly when it comes to promoting reuse. The company has offered reusable containers since its founding in 2006 and recently expanded its program to include pick-up orders at some locations. Additionally, the chain was an early adopter of carbon labeling on its menus. 

“Just Salad’s B Corp Certification represents our founding mission to build a responsible restaurant business and the 17-year journey we’ve taken to deliver on this vision to date,” said Nick Kenner, founder and CEO of Just Salad, in the release. “We are immensely proud to be joining a community of like-minded leaders balancing purpose and profit and look forward to strengthening our ongoing commitment to accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement.”

More than 6,000 companies in 89 countries and over 160 industries are B Corp certified.

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