Numi

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

December 2007

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

United States

Numi Organic Tea blends premium organic teas and herbs with only 100% real ingredients, allowing nature to speak for itself. As a pioneering, quadruple-bottom line company (people, planet, product, profit), Numi sources its teas and ingredients directly from fair labor gardens that pay farmers and workers fair wages that allow their families to thrive. Over half of Numi’s teas are sourced from Fair Trade Certified gardens, which empower tea growers to invest Fair Trade premiums back into their communities. Fair Trade premiums earned on tea gardens have helped procure and develop new roads, cooking stoves, mosquito nets, schools, college scholarships, maternity benefits, onsite medical staff and life insurance for farming families. Numi is a company committed to reducing its impact on the planet through ecologically responsible choices in sourcing, production and recycled and non-GMO packaging. Numi Organic Tea sources organic teas and herbs, which helps protect the health of farmers, the consumer and the planet. Numi Organic Tea uses natural, biodegradable, filter-paper tea bags, rather than GMO corn or plastic “silky” tea sachets. Numi’s tea boxes are made of 85% post-consumer waste, printed with soy-based inks and without unneeded shrink-wrap.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Numi earned an overall score of 118.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
118.1
118.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.1

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 & Transparency2.3
+ 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 26.5

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 Security12.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.4
Career Development2.5
Engagement & Satisfaction3.1

Community 34.5

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, & Inclusion3.2
Economic Impact2.6
Civic Engagement & Giving2.5
Supply Chain Management5.2
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation17.4

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 40.7

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 Management7.0
Air & Climate10.2
Water0.5
Land & Life8.8
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation13.9

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 2.2

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 Stewardship2.2


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score118.1
2016 Overall B Impact Score117.8
2014 Overall B Impact Score118.3
2011 Overall B Impact Score115.1
2007 Overall B Impact Score101.1

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: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Community2016
Best For The World: Community2015

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