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Certified B Corporation Since 2013

Nellie's Free Range Eggs became a Certified B Corporation in 2013, dedicated to using their free range egg business as a source for good.

By Jesse Laflamme

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In 2013, we became a Certified B Corporation, joining 963 B Corporations in 32 Countries in 60 Industries whose people believe in using business as a force for good.

Traditional corporations measure their success by the profits they earn for shareholders—but B Corporations are committed to creating benefits for all stakeholders (workers, suppliers, customers, community, and the environment). They follow three guiding principles: Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Profitability, in all the decisions they make as a company.

The B Corporation movement was started by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Its third-party certification program verifies sustainable business practices, in the same way that Fair Trade USA certifies coffee, or Humane Farm Animal Care certifies that our free range eggs are produced humanely.

To be certified, we must regularly earn a minimum score on B Lab’s B Impact Assessment—a comprehensive set of standards that measure our overall social and environmental performance. Learn more about the Assessment standards here.

The Certified B Corporation seal on our cartons is your guarantee that we aren’t just talking about running our business in a socially and environmentally conscious way—we are living those values and always will. It’s just—well, good business!

To find out more about B corporations and the standards we follow, visit


Theresa LeeNovember 09, 2019

I just read about your B corporation status! Good to know! Regarding your plastic egg cartons...we either recycle them in our area or we gladly give them to our local farm for their use in selling their eggs! Reduce-Reuse-Recycle! Thank you!


Thank you for the kind comment, Theresa! And more importantly, thank you for ensuring that our cartons get another life, one way or another!

Corrine JonesSeptember 10, 2019

I am saving my last two empty cartoons to return to you, but will do so only after accumulating a good number. In doing so, of course I am forcing myself to stick with this brand, a thing I don't usually do. This will increase your sales.


Hi Corrine, we'd be glad to take those cartons off of your hands once you have some for us. Feel free to send us a message to: [email protected] and we'll be glad to get a prepaid label out to you!

Marsha ZobackAugust 24, 2019

Wonderful! It says so much about how we can move in the world to create something good for all..Thanks for the best eggs and all the good that comes from them.


Hi Marsha. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice note. We're so proud of our partnership with our small family farms, for without them we could not do what we do. We'll work hard to keep up the eggcelent work!

MomJune 29, 2019

Best eggs EVER!! Happy hens, great eggs! Thank you!


Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words and for supporting our happy hens from small family farms!

lawrenceApril 28, 2019

Hard to peel? I never had a problem. I boil eggs by bringing a saucepan to a boil, putting in a dozen, letting it boil again then turning OFF the heat. They sit for 20-30 minutes and done. And easy peeling.


Great method, Lawrence! We might have to give it a try some time.

Layne SuttonApril 09, 2019

Wow! Lots of work goes into this marketing. All I know is that your eggs make my recipes fluffier and tastier. Cluck cluck to ya happy chickens!!


We're honored to have your support, and we'll be sure to send your friendly clucks to our girls, Layne!

Irene DelBonoApril 09, 2019

I look for these labels - organic, certified humane, non-GMO, Fair Trade, when buying groceries. They mean a lot to me. It's important that I can support humane treatment of animals and fair treatment of humans, and feed my family healthy organic products. So glad there are Nellies certified humane organic eggs - thank you!


We're so glad that our eggs fit the bill, Irene. Thank you for being a conscientious and informed consumer!

MARCIA GODICHApril 08, 2019

I buy your eggs because I support the most humane treatment for animals, but I also care about the over all health of our planet. You say your cartons are environmentally friendly, but they are made of plastic. Is this really better than the paper cartons?


Thank you for your commitment to our planet, Marcia. We share that commitment, so we decided to choose materials for our cartons based on a life cycle analysis that deemed 100% post-consumer recycled plastic more earth-friendly than paper. If you like, you can read more about that research here:

Roxanne L NagorkaApril 08, 2019

It's important to me to buy certified humane eggs and I love Nellie's eggs, so I buy them regularly, but my municipality (Schenectady, NY) does not recycle plastic egg cartons and I feel very guilty throwing them into the trash. I don't know how often this is true of other towns and cities, but it is a concern!


Roxanne, do you mind sending us an email? We'd love to send you the details of our takeback program so that you can mail your cartons back to us to be responsibly recycled. You can reach us at [email protected]

CatherineOctober 26, 2018

Thank you for all you do! With the world full of food recalls, it is a comfort to me that my family isn’t affected. I was born and raised on a small family farm in Michigan, I am aware of the work it takes to stay pure to the roots of farming. Thank you again!


Thank you so much for this kind comment, Catherine. It's an honor to provide you and your family with eggs that you can trust. We couldn't do it without your support!