Press Release

Righteous Ranks as one of The World’s Top Impact Companies

Wednesday January 12, 2022

Righteous is named a 2022 Real Leaders Impact Award Winner

Righteous Gelato has been named a winner of the Real Leaders Impact Awards 2022 by ranking among the greatest purpose-driven companies in the world. Since 2010, Real Leaders has been the premier source for recognizing organizations that are making a positive social and environmental impact. “Business leaders across the globe are rapidly discovering that to be competitive – and to grow and thrive – they must forgo shortsighted thinking in favour of a farsighted vision that takes into account their company’s social and environmental impact,” said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “We are excited to welcome new and old companies alike to the impact movement, and into the Real Leaders Impact Awards community.”

"Our mission statement at Righteous is simple- In our constant and unwavering
pursuit for greatness, we are committed to enriching people’s lives one tiny
spoonful at a time” said James Boettcher, Custodian of Culture, and CEO. “And while it sounds very aspirational, it is very operational. Socially, our mission includes poverty reduction, sustainable economic development, ending domestic violence, serving low income communities, supporting local producers and being a force for good in our community. Environmentally, it includes waste reduction, up-cycling, recycling, reducing water usage, conservation and stakeholder relations. The world needs more corporations like ours, and in tandem with our supplier code of conduct, we will share our knowledge and inspire others to want the same in their business. This is truly leaving it better than we found it”.

About Righteous
Righteous Gelato is on a mission to enrich people’s lives one tiny spoonful at a time, and we do this by investing in community organizations that work to reduce poverty and food insecurity, end domestic violence, and provide opportunities for the next generation. We are a certified B Corp meaning we use business as a force for good for our people, planet and community.

Join the Righteous wave on social media @righteousgelato and

About Real Leaders
Real Leaders is a membership community for impact leaders with a global media platform dedicated to driving positive change. Founded in 2010, Real Leaders recognized early on that businesses bore a responsibility to be as cognizant of their impact on employees, society, and the planet as they are on their bottom line. Real Leaders is a B Corporation, member of the UN Global Compact, and independently owned.

For more information please visit and

Righteous Gelato is available at Canadian grocery stores coast to coast, and in the U.S at Whole Foods locations in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, interview requests, or high resolution images,
please contact: Brittany Back, Demand Champion at


Back to Righteous News & Blog