Our Mission: For Better Business
Mainstem is nothing without strong, supportive, and altogether healthy relationships. These relationships come to bat when life throws its inevitable curve balls. They help transform the good times into the sublime. And as a midstream actor in the malt supply industry, Mainstem has the fortune and lofty challenge of strengthening many complex relationships across a diversity of stakeholder groups. We take that dynamic seriously.
ORGANIZED AS A
SOCIAL PURPOSE CORPORATION
(CHANGE IS IN OUR DNA)
OUR SOCIAL PURPOSE:
We build innovative, traceable malt supply chains that meaningfully support family farms, rural communities, and on-farm conservation efforts, starting with water and striving for comprehensive sustainability. Our work illuminates and transforms the malt supply industry through inspired stakeholder connectivity, from headwaters to consumer.
MAINSTEM’S BETTER BUSINESS REPORT
BETTER BUSINESS REPORT:
As part of our Social Purpose commitments we produce an annual integrated report that combines our social, corporate governance, financial and environmental reporting in one document. We outline what aspects of our business we measure, declare goals and provide current performance updates. It is here that the benefits to our business model become evident, the Better Business Reports give readers a in-depth review of our operations and helps them to understand what lessons we’ve learned, and where we plan to go next.
B CORP CERTIFICATION
(A BETTER BUSINESS FRAMEWORK)
OUR B CORP STATUS:
In accordance with our commitment to healthy stakeholder relationships, we’ve aligned our mission reporting efforts to the B Corp standards, applied to become B Corp Certified in late 2018, and are awaiting next steps in the B Corp certification process. If you like what you see so far, please rest assured that Mainstem’s sustainability efforts are still a germinating seed with ample room to grow.
(THE GOOD & THE BAD)
SHARE IT HERE & WE’LL TAKE NOTE:
Mainstem Malt takes pride in the open communication and sharing about its products and how we choose to do business. We value transparency because it’s what we expect from our suppliers and our customers, and it’s what we expect as consumers.