Yogi Tea U.S.

Herbal Tea

Springfield, Oregon

United States

yogiproducts.com

About Yogi Tea U.S.

Yogi® tea, officially founded in 1984, is a manufacturer of organic and natural herbal supplement tea products, many of which are USDA certified organic. Yogi is privately owned and is operated by East West Tea Company, LLC with headquarters in beautiful Springfield, Oregon.

Yogi teas, known for their delicious and functional flavors, are based on a combination of proven knowledge of modern science, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system of India. The Yogi collection combines over 100 exotic spices and botanicals from around the globe to create 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas. Yogi teas can be found in stores nationwide, including in natural and health food stores, mass market retailers and major grocery chains, as well as online.

Here at Yogi, it’s about more than just creating deliciously purposeful teas. With every ingredient we source, and every cup of tea we make, we strive to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level. We are proud and honored to be a Certified B Corporation, in the company of other like-minded organizations that hold similar values and believe in using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Safari Eco Lodge in Uganda, one location where Yogi sources chilies.

The Change We Seek®

Yogi believes the purpose of business is to serve. Yogi was founded on this belief and it serves as the guiding principle: “Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good.” Yogi is committed to providing a positive workplace for its employees and to making healthy, organic and natural teas that are accessible to as many people as possible.

Yogi is committed to reducing its impact on the planet through ecologically responsible choices in sourcing, production and recycled, GMO-free packaging. From site-visits to the source, to packaging and quality testing, Yogi strives to deliver unsurpassed quality in every cup of tea while supporting sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level.

Yogi supports The Kumari Project to help fund its efforts to pioneer a safe, long term home for female Nepalese orphans. Founder of The Kumari Project, Arun Storrs, is pictured above with some of the children her charitable organization supports.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2014
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.

35
7
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.

31
18
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).

N/A
N/A
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.

45
17
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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6
Overall B Score
125
55

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: 100% of workers paid above living wage; Average tenure of current workforce >3 years

Community: Gives >50% of profits given to charity; >50% of company is owned by nonprofit organizations; Uses a local bank for banking services; Screens suppliers for both positive and negative practices

Environment: Has a formal program to identify & eliminate chemicals in products and process and phase-in safer alternatives