The Guayaki Yerba Mate Co.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

March 2011

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Argentina,

Brazil,

Canada,

Chile,

Paraguay,

United States

At Guayakí Yerba Mate, we're about much more than just yerba mate: we believe yerba mate culture is an invitation to connect, share and celebrate life. Our mantra, “COME TO LIFE” is an invitation to the regenerative movement - a movement embodied by personal, social, ecological and cultural regeneration. Yerba mate is an infusion brewed from the emerald-green leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis (yerba mate) tree, which is native to the South American Atlantic Rainforest. Yerba mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate, all in one beverage. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: coffee, tea, kola, cocoa, and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced and invigorating. Our yerba mate is shade-grown with Fair for Life and organic growing practices in Argentina, Paraguay and Southern Brazil. Come to life and learn more at guayaki.com.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Guayaki Yerba Mate Co. earned an overall score of 84.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
84.7
84.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.3

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency4.4
+ Mission Locked10

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 13.9

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.

Financial Security3.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety2.8
Career Development0.9
Engagement & Satisfaction2.4
+ Workforce Development4.1

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.


Community 22.8

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.4
Economic Impact1.4
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Supply Chain Management1.7
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation10

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.


Environment 29.2

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.

Environmental Management5.7
Air & Climate3.9
Water1.6
Land & Life4.2
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation13.6

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 2.3

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.

Customer Stewardship1.9


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score84.7
2018 Overall B Impact Score119.8
2016 Overall B Impact Score128.4
2013 Overall B Impact Score118.1
2011 Overall B Impact Score112.7

Additional Documentation

Guayaki Disclosure Questionnaire

Guayaki Disclosure Report 2021


Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Community2012

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