Silver Spring, MD, April 30, 2018—To formalize its dedication to creating positive social and environmental impact, Mercaris became a Certified B Corporation® on April 26, 2018. Attaining the certification required thorough assessment of ongoing operations, and provided incentive for Mercaris to improve and institutionalize the way it engages with stakeholders, manages its day-to-day operations, and communicates & interacts with customers. The Mercaris mission statement is:

Mercaris provides market-based tools, including data, analysis, and online trading, for the sustainable, identity-preserved agricultural sector. Our services help support and foster the growth of agricultural practices that protect and build soil, water, and air quality, as well as protect both human and animal health in the communities in which we work. By fulfilling our mission, we also enable others in the value chain to contribute to broader goals of environmental sustainability and increased access to information in otherwise underserved markets.

About Mercaris: Since November 2013, Mercaris has been helping its customers capitalize on growing demand for organic & non-GMO foods by providing market access and services tailored to the needs of the identity-preserved agriculture industry. Mercaris focuses its data and services on identity-preserved commodities, including organic and non-GMO corn, soybean, meal, and wheat markets across all regions of the United States and Canada, and recently launched an organic dairy initiative. Mercaris also maintains an online Auctions Platform, a pioneering tool that enables buyers and sellers to find new markets and more profitably trade organic and non-GMO commodities.

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 over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

For more information about Mercaris or B Corporations, contact Mercaris at 312-429-7632 or [email protected]