Our Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship
Since we first opened our doors in 1996, we have been on a mission to be a healing force in the world by helping people achieve and maintain vibrant health and well-being through the wisdom of Ayurveda.
As a company informed and inspired by Ayurveda, we recognize that our mission goes beyond the health of the individual and must take into account the health of the whole. With this in mind, environmental and social responsibility is woven into the foundation of how we operate and guides us forward in every choice we make.
We strive to provide the highest quality eco-friendly products while having a positive impact on all who are involved in the process—our farmers, suppliers, communities, employees, customers, and of course, the planet we all call home.
In this article:
- Our Annual Report
- Certified B Corporation®: Holding Us Accountable
- Social Responsibility Highlights
- Environmental Stewardship Highlights
Since 2019, we have published yearly Social and Environmental (SER) reports. These reports are our annual accounting to you, in which we offer a transparent window into our company practices and what goes on behind the scenes. We welcome you to join us and hold us accountable as we reflect on the accomplishments of each year, where we fell short of our goals, and where we will strive to improve in the years ahead.
In 2019, we proudly became a certified B Corporation®, joining thousands of other socially responsible companies who are using business as a force for good. The B Corp business model is based on what is known as the triple bottom line, meaning we prioritize people and planet as well as profit.
With this rigorous third-party certification, the nonprofit B Lab® inspects our entire company on a regular basis to ensure we meet their high standards of performance, transparency, and accountability. It also supports us in implementing company-wide employee engagement in responsible and sustainable practices.
In order to stay certified, we must recertify every three years—a process that is just as rigorous as the first time, which takes months and company-wide participation and support.
In 2023, we recertified with a score of 107.8 points! This was an increase in 18 points, or 17 percent, over our 2019 score. (For comparison, the median B Corp assessment score for businesses is 50.9, and the minimum score to certify is 80.) Our score indicates that we are social and environmental leaders in the herbal and Ayurvedic products space.
Our B Corp certification—along with our other third-party certifications, including USDA certified organic, Fair for Life, and FairWild—helps us stay accountable and on track with our commitment to responsible and sustainable development from day to day, month to month, and year to year—because we know the choices we make each day have the power to create positive change in the world over time.