Stoller Family Estate Achieves B Corp Certification
August 02, 2017
August 2, 2017, Dayton, OR – Stoller Family Estate is proud to announce it has achieved B Corp Certification status. Companies certified as B Corps meet the highest standard of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. The certification continues the commitment to preserve the Stoller family legacy through protecting the environment and enriching its community.
“I believe that when you build something, you do it for a sustainable reason,” said Bill Stoller, founder and owner of Stoller Family Estate. “I wanted to build a company that could last at least 200 years, and to do this, we must take care of our land and community. Our B Corp certification is another example of Stoller Family Estate’s dedication to this goal.”
In 1993, Stoller purchased his family’s farm with the vision of creating a world-class vineyard. Located in the Dundee Hills AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the winery was the first in the world to achieve LEED Gold certification. Additionally, the estate is LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe certified. The estate is also home to one of the largest private Oak Savanna in Yamhill County as part of our dedication to preserving ecological restoration areas for indigenous plant and wildlife.
As thought leaders in the community, Stoller Family Estate is a strategic partner in Innovate Oregon, (the foundation arm of the Technology Association of Oregon) which is helping to develop the next generation of innovators to tackle some of the biggest employment challenges facing our state. The first initiative for the community is Innovate Yamhill – comprised of efforts in Dayton, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamina and Amity – to show how bold, agile ways of developing talent can provide a workforce for the future.
Stoller Family Estate joins A to Z Wineworks, Sokol Blosser, Winderlea and Patton Valley Vineyards, making it the fifth Oregon winery and 89th company in Oregon to attain the status. To date, there are more than 2,200 B Corporations spanning 130 industries in more than 50 countries around the world.
About Stoller Family Estate
Stoller Family Estate is one of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 20 years, he has patiently transformed the 373-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills that has become synonyms with producing exceptional wines. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery, three guest homes and a state of the art tasting room with panoramic vineyard views. Stoller Family Estate was named Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal in 2017 and best tasting room on the West Coast by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll in 2016. For more information, visit www.stollerfamilyestate.com
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in more than 130 industries and 50 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:
1) Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
2) Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last.
3) Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact – and the impact of the businesses with whom they work – with as much rigor as their profits.
4) Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.