Gaia Herbs

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

October 2018

Industry

Pharmaceutical products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America, with more than 200 patented Liquid Phyto-Caps™, liquid extracts, functional powders and herbal teas to help support and maintain optimal health. From seed to shelf, Gaia is deeply committed to the purity, integrity and potency of each product. They use only organic methods to cultivate more than 6.5 million plants each year on their farms in the US and Costa Rica, and that same organic approach continues through manufacturing, using patented technology to achieve the highest efficacy of each herb, validated by Gaia’s scientists throughout the process. Gaia’s steadfast dedication to quality and integrity is unparalleled and meticulously proven by science, including their pioneering DNA validation models for each herb. As a company devoted to transparency, Gaia’s MeetYourHerbs® platform is the world’s first and only herb traceability program, which allows consumers to learn about and engage with their organic herbs. Gaia Cares furthers their mission to nurture healthy connections between plants and people by encouraging strong relationships and championing environmental sustainability within the communities that they work with around the world.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Gaia Herbs earned an overall score of 80.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.9
80.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.5

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.7
Corporate Accountability1.2
Ethics1.3
Transparency2.7
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 23.2

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages8.1
Benefits7.6
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership0.8
Management & Worker Communication1.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture2.2
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 16.4

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation1.9
Diversity & Inclusion2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.0
Local Involvement2.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product3.6

Environment 31.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant5.0
Inputs6.7
Outputs1.8
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers1.2
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation16.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score80.9

Additional Documentation

Gaia Herbs Disclosure Report


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