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Social Responsibility

Certified B Corporation:

 

Traditional Medicinals® became a Certified B Corp in 2010.

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives:

  1. building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between ‘good companies’ and just good marketing;
  2. accelerating the growth of impact investing through use of B Lab’s GIIRS Ratings (Global Impact Investing Rating System) and Analytics platform; and
  3. promoting legislation creating a new corporate form — the benefit corporation — that meets higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.

A company can become a “B Corp” through implementation of rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. A minimum score of 80 out of 200 points must be earned. Certification criteria focus on four key areas:

  1. governance (corporate accountability, transparency);
  2. workers (benefits, compensation, worker ownership);
  3. community business model (fair trade, civic engagement, giving);
  4. environmental business model (organic, non-GMO).

To read our B Impact reports, click here.

 

Green America® Certified Business:

 

In 1992, we joined Green America’s Green Business Network™ of socially and environmentally responsible businesses. Traditional Medicinals® is also a member of the Green Business Network Leadership Forum and is a Green America® Gold Certified Business.

Green America®, a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982, is dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability.

 

Green America certifies businesses that are:

  • Actively using their business as a tool for positive social change;
  • Operating a “values-driven” enterprise according to principles of social justice AND environmental sustainability;
  • Environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products and run their operations and facilities;
  • Socially equitable and committed to extraordinary practices that benefit workers, customers, communities, and the environment; and
  • Accountable for their work by continually improving and tracking their progress, and operating with radical transparency in every facet of their business.

 

Continue to next page: 2012 Sustainability Report

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