Clover Sonoma Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best in Business List as a Silver Medalist in Enduring Impact Category
Petaluma, California — December 7, 2021 — Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy and Certified B Corporation®, has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Enduring Impact (15 years plus) category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact. Clover Sonoma’s long history and leadership across sustainability, animal welfare, quality, community, and corporate philanthropy landed the company a spot on this prestigious list. As the only food and beverage company and one of three companies listed in the category, Clover Sonoma was recognized amongst many other thought leaders across industries that are taking an innovative approach to business.
The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.
“What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.”
Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.
Clover Sonoma is continuing to evolve to support the food revolution that is happening. They are leading the change that needs to happen within the dairy industry and food system, being the example of “Dairy with Integrity”. Integrity and quality have been pillars of their foundation for generations, and they carry that throughout their commitments. Ingrained in its heritage, Clover Sonoma continues to evolve by leading an industry in innovative dairy practices, and thinking beyond its manufacturing goals to help build a better future for its community and globally.
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About Clover Sonoma
Third-generation family owned and operated, Clover Sonoma is a leader at the forefront of the dairy industry, bringing conscious dairy products direct from its family farms to consumers. The Petaluma-based company in Northern California’s beautiful Sonoma County was the first dairy in the United States to become American Humane Certified, and hold its partnership of family-owned dairy farms to a higher standard by developing its own unique Clover Promise of Excellence. As a Certified B Corporation®, the company uses its business as a power to do good, and its passionate support of animal welfare, sustainable practices, and local community continue to be hallmarks of the business. Each year, the company gives back at least five percent of its profits to support these passions under its Clover Cares program.