Gaia Herbs | plant intelligence

2017 Sustainability Report

The team at Gaia is proud of the commitment we have to sustainable business practices.

In this spirit, we are proud to share our 2017 Gaia Herbs Sustainability Report, which measures efforts across each area of our business. This report pays homage to the work that we all do collectively – every day – to have a positive impact on the environment, in our local community, and in the communities where we work around the world.

It is our vision as a company to promote herbal based wellness and holistic health, regenerate land and ecosystems, and build community resilience – but we can’t do this alone. Gaia’s sustainability work illuminates how important our partnerships are with mission aligned vendors, accounts, and non-profit organizations, who are all working hard in various areas towards the same future.

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.

Download Sustainability Report

 
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.