Certified B Corporation
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.VIEW OUR FULL B-CORP SCORE
At Heritage Bee, we have a dedication to upholding the following tenets of our certification.
By paying above the minimum wage in our province.
We will support professional and career development of our workers.
COMMITMENT TO LOCAL
We recognize the importance of supporting local. Heritage Bee has a deep commitment to supporting both local suppliers and local customers in our community.
We will support professional and career-development of our workers.
Health and safety practices
We have implemented measures to ensure that our work environment is safe for all.
Work environment policies and practices
We have implemented measures to provide a work environment free of harassment and discrimination, including non-discriminatory hiring practices.
Diverse And Inclusive Hiring Policy
Here at Heritage Bee Co, we recognize that companies can make a large impact on the lives of their workers. We also recognize that there is a shortage of skilled workers in remote areas. Nearly 20% of Canada’s population lives in rural, remote, Indigenous, coastal or northern communities.
As a rural business and leader in the apiculture industry, we are committed to hiring local. We aim to have 90% of our workforce from within 75 km of our head office location in Mulmur, Ontario.
Additionally, we are deeply committed to hiring from all representations within the workforce. We prioritize the following groups:
- Indigenous peoples
- Visible minorities / racialized
- New immigrant / refugee (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years)
- Youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience
1% for the Planet
Every time you make a purchase from Heritage Bee Co. we invest 1% of the sale into Canadian non-for profit organizations working hard to make the world a more resilient, natural and sustainable place. Through our 1% for the Planet membership our customer community has allowed us to collectively donate to organizations doing significant work in key areas to heal the planet for the future. Our key areas of focus are: habitat restoration, sustainable food systems, land and water conservation, and environmental protection. All of which, in turn, support healthy local pollinator populations.
Certified Naturally Grown
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers producing food, flowers, and fiber for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs.
Foodland Ontario is a consumer promotion program of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. It was established in 1977, and since then, has partnered with producers to champion, promote and support the consumption of fresh Ontario produce and processed agricultural foods.
Ontario Beekeepers’ Association
The Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA) is one of the oldest established farm organizations in Ontario. We work to ensure a thriving and sustainable beekeeping industry in Ontario.
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