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2016 Sustainability Report

The team at Gaia is proud of the commitment we have to sustainable business practices, and as we approach our 30 year anniversary in 2017, we continue to look for additional ways to enhance what we do for People, Planet, and Plants.

In this spirit, we are proud to share the first ever Gaia Herbs Sustainability Report, which measures efforts across each area of our business. This inaugural annual report is a starting point, as the work to honor our planet and people will never be complete. Our efforts will continue to evolve and grow, just as we work together to ensure that our shared business does.

We hope you take pause to look over this vital part of our story, and that it inspires you to continue growing this part of your own sustainability story, so that the ripple continues to expand.

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Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.