Green Thumb Industries Inc. has released its inaugural Social Impact Report, which provides an overview of the company’s most recent initiatives across pillars: Community Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Environmental Stewardship.
“Creating a positive impact in communities has been a core part of Green Thumb’s mission since our founding,” said Ben Kovler, Green Thumb founder, chairman and CEO. “Cannabis has the power to spread positivity in endless ways, and our goal is to amplify that impact through our Growing for Good program. While I am incredibly proud of our progress, there is still a lot to be done. We are committed to building on our efforts and look forward to sharing our continued progress.”
Since 2021, Green Thumb has given more than $3.5 million to organizations nationwide through grants, retail giving programs, cannabis education scholarships and efforts to increase voter participation in support of cannabis policy reform. Other highlights from Green Thumb’s Social Impact Report include:
- Community Engagement: Provided Green Thumb team members with resources needed to support and volunteer with local nonprofits, contributing nearly $600,000 to community organizations nationwide through retail giving programs.
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Created a more inclusive cannabis culture through the launch of Employee Resource Groups and support of diverse entrepreneurs and organizations that intersect with communities such as LGBTQ+, women, veterans and people with disabilities.
- Restorative Justice: Partnered with organizations that enact positive change in Black and Brown communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs through its brand Good Green, contributing more than $1.5 million in funding to nonprofit organizations nationwide.
- Environmental Stewardship: Innovated and improved growing, manufacturing and packaging processes as the company continues to reduce its environmental impact.