For those of you who haven’t already heard our recent ravings, last month we cemented our commitment to Doing Honest Business by becoming a certified B Corporation. You can read all about what that means here. We also became a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership and got our English Breakfast and Green Tea Certified by Rainforest Alliance.
NO TIME FOR COMPLACENCY.
But doing honest business doesn’t stop there. We’ve got some serious goals for this year, and achieving these is going to seriously up our honest business game. So, without further ado, here they are.
1 By the end of 2018, all of our tea bags will be made from bio-degradable material. We’ve already rolled it out across Earl Grey. Next stop, all of the blends!
2 Energy usage at Tea HQ must not increase above 10% for the year. We've more than doubled our Team at Tea HQ this last 12 months so it's going to be tricky. However, 2300 Kw was our lowest usage in over a year.
3 Increasing the number of certified blends we produce. With accreditations covering English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Green Tea, it's fair to say that more than 3 out of 4 cups of our tea drunk are officially ethically sourced. However, we are committed to accrediting as many blends as possible.
4 We've given the Team at Tea HQ two days volunteering leave. We're off to a good start with Ashley helping out at Fare Share, keep your eyes out for the whole scoop on this!
We’ll be keeping you in the loop on all things Honest Business over the course of the year. So, stay tuned!