Herbalist & Alchemist

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New Jersey, United States

Certified Since

July 2010

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Located in rural northwestern New Jersey, Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. has been crafting the highest quality, traditional herbal products since 1981. Founded by internationally known herbalist, educator and ethnobotanist, David Winston RH(AHG), Herbalist & Alchemist is a resource for many practitioners seeking high quality herbal products as well as hard to find botanicals. Because of his exacting standards and extensive knowledge, Herbalist & Alchemist products are widely used by clinical herbalists for their quality and efficacy. Products are available through the company’s website and in finer health food stores. Herbalist & Alchemist manufactures over 250 herbal products from organically grown, sustainably harvested or ecologically wild-crafted botanicals with scientifically confirmed quality, working with Rutgers University on botanical identification. Third party testing is done on all extracts to screen for heavy metals, aflatoxins, and microbiological activity. The BIO-SPECIFIC™ product formulation process is based on knowledge of the chemistry, character and energetics of plants gained from traditional wisdom combined with leading modern research and decades of clinical experience.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Herbalist & Alchemist earned an overall score of 99.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
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99 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.4

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 & Engagement2.5
Corporate Accountability0.6
Ethics1.5
Transparency2.8
+ 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 15.6

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 & Wages5.0
Benefits2.7
Training & Education1.4
Worker Ownership2.1
Management & Worker Communication1.7
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.5
Occupational Health & Safety0.3

Community 29.3

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 Creation2.8
Diversity & Inclusion3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving6.1
Local Involvement5.8
Suppliers, Distributors & Product10.6

Environment 30.9

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, Plant3.8
Inputs6.1
Outputs4.6
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers4.0
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation12.2

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 5.6

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.

+ Health & Wellness Improvement5.6
+ Education0
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score99
2016 Overall B Impact Score95.5
2012 Overall B Impact Score86

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