Organic India USA

Herbal Teas and Dietary Supplements

Boulder, Colorado

United States

www.organicindiausa.com

About Organic India USA

ORGANIC INDIA was formed in the 1990's by a small group of people from around the world who met in Lucknow, a town in northern India. They had traveled to meet H.W.L. Poonja, the spiritual teacher fondly known as "Papaji." Drawn by the search for truth and self-realization, they came to hear Papaji’s simple teachings: "Keep Quiet. The eternal truth exists within you. Do not entertain a single thought and the truth will reveal itself to itself."

Inspired by Papaji's lifetime of service, this group together created a holistic business that would eventually change the face of agriculture in northern India. Their idea was simple: establish a sustainable business model to support the livelihood of thousands of marginalized farmers in India by providing training and education, enabling self-sufficiency and skills that could be passed on to future generations.

This idea became a movement as organic and biodynamic farming methods were developed and practiced. The founder's mission to offer safe effective herbal products to the world is the driving force behind an organic revolution that started with ORGANIC INDIA and is now taking root all across India.

ORGANIC INDIA exists to be a Vehicle of Consciousness in the global market by creating a holistic sustainable business modality, which inspires, promotes, and supports True Wellness and respect for all Beings and for Mother Nature.

We became a Certified B Corporation because we believe in the importance of committing to higher levels of transparency in business. We wanted to be a part of a like-minded community of businesses that believe in sustainability, ethical sourcing, and the well-being of people and the planet.

The Change We Seek®

At the heart of ORGANIC INDIA is our commitment to be a living embodiment of love and consciousness in action. We work with thousands of small family farmers in India to cultivate tens of thousands of acres of sustainable organic farmland.

All ORGANIC INDIA products support health and True Wellness and are made with loving care. Each product is one link in a chain of connectedness between Mother Nature, our farmers and you. By choosing ORGANIC INDIA you are completing this chain, actively participating in our mission to create a sustainable environment of True Wellness, providing training and a life of dignity to our farmers, and bringing health, happiness and True Wellness to you.

All of our farmers and tribal wild-crafters are educated in organic and biodynamic agricultural practices. We pay all the fees associated with acquiring the necessary organic certifications for them, and then we purchase the harvested crops and herbs at a premium market price. The farmers also rotate between growing crops on their land for ORGANIC INDIA with food crops for themselves. This means farming families are supported by a sustainable income, while at the same time improving and preserving their own health and natural environment.

ORGANIC INDIA is committed to being a trustworthy and innovative global leader by providing genuine True Wellness products. Our advanced processing methods and dehydration technologies ensure that our herbs retain their maximum level of potency for the highest quality, most effective, pure and natural True Wellness products available in the market today.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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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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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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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: 

Community: Formal written Supplier Code of Conduct policy that specifically holds the company's suppliers accountable for social and environmental performance;>75% of Significant Suppliers are subjected to regular quality assurance reviews or audits

Environment: Implemented initiatives to reduce waste at the source or divert waste from landfills/incineration by at least 10 % in the past two years; 100% of energy use (including electricity and other energy consumption from heating, hot water, etc.) is produced from renewable sources

Workers: Employee retirement plan available for all tenured workers is partially funded/partially matched and includes socially-responsible investing options; Average tenure of current workforce is >5 years

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