East West Tea Co. LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

June 2014

Industry

Food products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

East West Tea Company, parent company of Yogi Tea and Choice Organic Teas, has been making delicious, purposeful teas for over three decades. Together, their family of brands works to create products that are good for people and the planet. Based in Eugene, Ore., East West Tea Company is one of four local Certified B Corporations, and the only LEED-certified tea production facility in the world. With every ingredient they source, and every cup of tea they make, they strive to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level. As part of their commitment to their community and planet, they have implemented environmentally preferred practices, support organic farming practices in their supply chain, and work with organizations in their local community and across the globe through partnerships that empower others to achieve their greatest potential and live vibrant lives. By implementing highly-selective sourcing standards, rigorous quality testing and a commitment to creating products that minimize their environmental footprint, they ensure quality products for their consumers, while respecting the planet. It is their hope that this goodness shines through in every cup of Yogi and Choice Organic Teas.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, East West Tea Co. LLC earned an overall score of 105.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105.6
105.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.0

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 & Engagement1.9
Ethics & Transparency3.0
+ 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 23.8

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 Security8.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.2
Career Development3.3
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 30.3

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.7
Economic Impact1.9
Civic Engagement & Giving2.7
Supply Chain Management5.2
+ Designed to Give14

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 32.7

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 Management6.4
Air & Climate4.0
Water2.6
Land & Life6.6
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation12

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 3.7

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 Stewardship3.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2019 Overall B Impact Score105.6
2016 Overall B Impact Score125
2014 Overall B Impact Score110.9

Additional Documentation

Yogi Tea Disclosure Questionnaire

Yogi Tea Transparent Assessment

Yogi Tea Transparent Assessment 2019


Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017

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