Newberg, Ore. (July 13, 2022) — Et Fille, a second-generation Willamette Valley winery, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its community. Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
Et Fille earned this honor because, in addition to producing high-quality Willamette Valley wines, Jessica Mozeico and her team share three commitments in social and environmental consciousness:
Sustainability: Et Fille partners with sustainably farmed vineyards with each of its wines packaged in lighter weight, predominantly locally sourced, recyclable components.
Community: Et Fille is committed to its community, prioritizing fair payment to agricultural and hospitality workers.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: As a business owned by a biracial woman, the winery seeks to support suppliers that are owned and/or managed by underrepresented communities. Mozeico also serves as president of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, where she leads its Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Task Force. Et Fille is also WBENC Certified, meaning the business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. It is also a Benefit Corporation, serving as a legal tool to create a solid foundation for a long-term mission alignment and value creation.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a top-performing B Corp and are humbled to be added to this list of such distinguished companies making positive impacts in their communities,” said Mozeico, president and winemaker of Et Fille Wines. “We are encouraged to see what so many other industries are doing to continue to raise social and environmental consciousness and actions across the globe.”
Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector. The full lists are available at bcorporation.net.
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.
“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”
B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
About Et Fille
Et Fille, which means “and daughter,” is a Willamette Valley winery co-founded in 2003 by a software engineer father and biotechnology daughter, Howard and Jessica Mozeico. Both sharing a passion for wine, they started the winery with the goal of creating vintages that bring together family, friends and warm conversation over shared meals. The winery is in its second generation with Jessica making elegantly complex wine inspired by her late father’s legacy and her own daughter’s future. For more information, visit www.etfillewines.com.
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 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net.