Herbalist & Alchemist

Dietary Supplements

Washington, New Jersey

United States

www.herbalist-alchemist.com

About Herbalist & Alchemist

Located in rural northwestern New Jersey, Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. has been crafting the highest quality, traditional herbal products since 1981. Founded by internationally known ethnobotanist, clinical herbalist, lecturer, and author David Winston, RH (AHG) to manufacture quality herbal products for use with his patients, Herbalist & Alchemist products are based on his 40 years of clinical experience practicing Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal medicine. Because of his exacting standards and extensive knowledge, the herbal extracts we manufacture have become widely used by clinical herbalists because of their quality and efficacy. They are also available through our web site and in finer health food stores.

We became a B Corporation because for almost 30 years we have been running our company on similar principles to the B Corporation standards, making products that are good for people in a way that is good for the earth.

Working with Rutgers University on quality assurance issues, Herbalist & Alchemist manufactures over 250 single extracts and herbal formulas from organically grown or sustainably wild-crafted herbs. They source raw herbs from people they know, examining each batch by hand before they are processed, and making the extracts themselves. They know, exactly, that what is in their products is on the label.

The Change We Seek™

Herbalist and Alchemist’s mission is to develop, manufacture and distribute herbal supplements that are of the highest quality, manufactured from plant material that originates in harmony with the environment: organically grown, ethically wild-crafted or sustainably harvested. Each employee of this company is committed to achieving the highest standards of excellence possible. The company is dedicated to continually improving its knowledge base, processes and practices in order to maintain its position in the forefront of the herbal products community. We are likewise committed to providing education and information about the health benefits and uses of herbal medicine.

Herbalist & Alchemist believes that quality is the responsibility of every employee and must never be compromised. The company is committed to producing the highest quality products available ethically and sustainably and achieves this goal by:

• Listening to customers, suppliers, and staff, and acting on their inputs to provide continual process improvement efforts

• Creating an environment of teamwork which fosters efficiency of operations in all functional areas, where each process is continually monitored

• Promoting the concept that quality is achieved by compliance with pertinent established national and international guidelines. We don’t cut corners, and our products reflect that commitment.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2010
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

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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: All employees paid a living wage; Covers 91% of health insurance costs for all employees

Consumers 100% of products made from Certified Organic or ethically wild-crafted botanicals

Community: >40% Significant Suppliers are local, independent businesses; 40% Signifiicant Suppliers have a third-party social or environmental certification; >40% women/minority management; Donates >10% profits to nonprofit organizations

Environment >75% of company’s printed materials use recycled content; Products are as locally-grown as the climate allows (currently 60%); Conserves energy through efficient equipment, lighting, and HVAC systems; In top 10% of industry for waste production and reduction