We have been a mission and values-driven company since the beginning, committed to providing the highest quality herbs and products that are certified organic, fairly traded, and sustainably sourced. Our third party certifications reinforce our commitments, hold us accountable, and help us to stay on track as we continue to grow and improve.
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Inspired by the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda, our mission is to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. We strive to do this in a way that also supports the health of the planet and all of its inhabitants.
We fulfill our mission by:
- Empowering individuals to take personal responsibility for their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the wisdom of Ayurveda.
- Producing the highest quality Ayurvedic products using certified organic herbs that are sustainably sourced and fairly traded.
- Educating, inspiring, and motivating our customers by creating high-quality, educational content.
- Providing excellent customer service and guaranteed satisfaction.
Honesty, Dignity, and Respect
We value the infinite potential inherent in all humanity, thus we treat our customers, vendors, and co-workers with honesty, dignity, and respect. In order to cultivate healthy relationships, we practice effective communication and working together as a team.
We value excellence in quality, therefore we continually strive to improve the quality of our customer service, products, the level of our support and knowledge, the reliability of our service, and the timeliness of our deliveries.
Growth of Knowledge
We value the creativity and resourcefulness of our team. Thus we support innovation and progress through training and education and by providing a work environment that encourages responsibility and growth.
Sanctity of Nature
We value the beauty and sanctity of nature. We seek to minimize our impact on the environment by using natural ingredients in our products and by making a conscious effort to support organic and regenerative farming, recycling, and sustainable sources of energy.
Fiscal, Social, and Environmental Responsibility
We value the opportunity to serve our customers and make a difference in the lives of others. Therefore we are committed to ensuring our survival by being financially successful while acting in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive manner.
For decades, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality herbs and products that are certified organic, sustainably sourced, and traded fairly. These guiding pillars are at the heart of how we operate and at the root of our motivation to pursue rigorous third party certifications.
Organic farming prioritizes the health of the environment and the consumer alike, avoiding the use of potentially harmful synthetic chemicals and implementing practices that yield healthy, robust crops.
Our organically grown herbs are cultivated by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. USDA Certification is your guarantee that the herbs and products are produced without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, sewage sludge, GMOs, or ionizing radiation.
Trading fairly means that we are committed to supporting the social and economic well-being of our small farmers, suppliers, and producers. In practice, this includes meeting the ethical principles of fair pay, safe working conditions, environmental stewardship, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
Our Fair for Life Fair Trade and FairWild certifications ensure that we uphold socially and environmentally responsible practices across our entire supply chain and within our entire business, including our farming partners, manufacturing partners, packers, and our own employees.
Many widely used plants are threatened and in danger of being unavailable either through extinction or over-harvesting. Banyan is working to reverse this trend through our commitment to sustainable sourcing and taking an active role in each decision that goes into the creation of a product.
Our sustainable sourcing practices include tending to the earth, upholding environmental and social responsibility, increasing our sourcing diversification, and incorporating bioregional Ayurveda. Our ingredient-by-ingredient approach to sustainability, along with our Fair Trade certifications, ensure we are truly supporting the health of the plants, communities, and ecosystems we source from.
In 2019, we proudly became a certified B Corporation®, joining thousands of other socially responsible companies who are using business as a force for good. The B Corp business model is based on what is known as the triple bottom line, meaning we prioritize people and planet as well as profit.
With this rigorous third-party certification, the nonprofit B Lab® inspects our entire company on a regular basis to ensure we meet their high standards of performance, transparency, and accountability. Our most recent recertification in 2023 earned us a B Corp impact score of 107.8 points, indicating that we are social and environmental leaders in the herbal and Ayurvedic products space.
As a company informed and inspired by Ayurveda, we recognize that our mission goes beyond the health of the individual and must take into account the health of our global communities and the planet we call home. Learn more about our journey and how we are continually pursuing our core commitments:
- Our Story: We’ve been sharing our passion for Ayurveda for over 25 years.
- Sustainability at Banyan: A look at our environmental and social responsibility.
- Our Packaging: The innovative packaging solutions that align with our values.
- Our Impact Partners: Our meaningful collaborations with community partners.