Teatulia Organic Teas has once again proven its commitment to innovation and corporate social responsibility by announcing today that B Lab, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, has recognized the company as a Certified B Corporation™ (B Corp).
“We are thrilled to get our B Corp certification,” CEO and cofounder Linda Appel Lipsius said. “It validates our core business model as it has existed since the inception of Teatulia Organic Teas: to use our resources to help communities and protect the environment while producing top quality teas.”
Certified B Corporations must meet rigorous and comprehensive standards of social and environmental performance and build a collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., the community, the environment, workers, suppliers and consumers).
Teatulia Organic Teas is the first Colorado tea company certified as a B Corporation. The company sources from its own 100 percent organic tea garden in Bangladesh, which was also recently awarded Rainforest Alliance™ certification and has implemented progressive social programs. Teatulia’s teas are sold throughout the US in leading retailers, restaurants, hotels, and spas.
"We are pleased to welcome Teatulia Organic Teas to the B Corporation family,” says B Corp Director of Public Relations Katie Kerr. “They have made the commitment to ensure the well-being of the community as well as the environment, and we applaud their continuing efforts create a business model that shows all people and places matter."
Teatulia Organic Teas joins more than 800 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries and 27 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.