Bhakti Chai

Ready-to-drink Chai Tea

Boulder, Colorado

United States

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About Bhakti Chai

Bhakti Chai produces spicy chai concentrates and ready to drink bottled iced chai made from organic and fair trade ingredients, including fresh pressed ginger and antioxidant rich black tea.

From the first scent of this aromatic drink, to the fire on the pallet, this tea makes a distinct impact similar to an authentic Indian masala chai. Or from the first sip of the ginger and cardamom infused bottled ready to drink, you can taste the fresh micro-brewed difference.

But Bhakti is far more than an assortment of spicy drinks. Bhakti, or devotion through social action, is our company philosophy. Social change is a mandate that steeps into all of our business practices. From sourcing fair trade and organic ingredients and zero-waste manufacturing, to charitable contributions directed specifically towards women, girls, and the environment.

At Bhakti Chai, we believe that it’s the job of a company to do more than focus solely on profit. We were built on the ideal of using our business as a force for change. We remain committed to giving back, adhering to socially responsible business practices, and to minimizing our own impact on the environment. We became a B Corp because we want to align with like-minded businesses to raise the bar for the role of business in today’s world and illustrate that companies can simultaneously serve the planet, people, products, and profits.

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The Change We Seek®

We believe social change is revitalizing our world everyday and we can be an example of this change within enterprise. We believe investing in women and girls in particular is the highest return on investment and will change the entire world. We envision a world where businesses are not only are doing good, but inspiring change.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Pays at least 62% above a living wage; Covers 50% paid health insurance premiums for fulltime workers and their families; Offers additional benefits (dental insurance, short-term disability, domestic partner benefits, massage/yoga, cell phone); Offers health & wellness program

Community: Requires specific social/environmental criteria from significant suppliers; Gives preference to local suppliers; Banks with local independent institution; Donates 10% of profits to charity; Gives paid time off for community service

Environment: Tea is 100% organic, fair-trade, non-GMO; Has composting as well as office-wide recycling program for paper, plastic, cardboard, glass & metal; Uses >5% renewable energy at corporate facilities

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