The Functionist Announces B Corp Certification

The Functionist Announces B Corp Certification

Functional foods startup meets highest Standards of Social and Environmental Performance as it Continues Growth

MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2023 -- Today, The Functionist, the brand that creates nutritious, functional foods that nurture the body and microbiome announces it is now a Certified B CorporationTM (B Corp TM). This milestone underscores the brand's commitment to sustainability, transparency and accountability as it joins the ranks of other socially and environmentally conscious organizations around the globe–including Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, and Imperfect Foods. 

The B Corp verification process, administered by the nonprofit B Lab, measures a company’s social and environmental performance. To become a Certified B Corporation, companies undergo a rigorous review of the impact of their operations and business model on their workers, customers, communities and environment, and must meet a minimum verified score on the B Impact Assessment. Building on The Functionist’s commitment of doing well by doing good, this achievement underscores the company’s dedication to balancing profit and purpose. 

"When we started this adventure a little over two years ago I knew we needed to lay the ground work to become a B Corp. We’ve always felt really strongly that business should be a force for good and the certification process helped us build out robust best practices across all areas of the company. It was like a roadmap for building the most inclusive, thoughtful, and equitable organization–which will be vital to our success as we continue to grow. We’re so honored and excited to formally join this global movement”

Sara Ann Atkinson, CEO and co-Founder of The Functionist 

The Functionist is committed to the most environmentally efficient use of land, resources and carbon, while creating nutritious, functional food that nurture the body and microbiome. Through it’s sourcing of top quality organic ingredients from around the world, domestic mushroom sourcing, and commitment to it’s customers and employees, The Functionist will continue to build on its strong foundation with this new milestone. 

About B Lab
B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 380,000 workers in over 4,500 B Corps across 79 countries and 153 industries, and more than 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment. To learn more and join the movement, visit

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