Community recognition




Charities@Work Corporate Excellence Award

This is the top award given annually to one company for overall excellence in employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. Companies are selected based on excellence in Workplace Giving Campaigns, employee engagement, and overall leadership involvement in all facets of social and corporate citizenship.

American Herbal Products Association Industry Leader Award

The annual AHPA Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations that make substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry. The Industry Leader award recognizes a company that sets an example of outstanding business practices and works to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practices.

American Package Design Awards for Herbal Smoking Blend & Organic Hydrosols

Graphic Design USA honors and celebrates well-designed graphics, as well as packaging that has the power to advance brand promise and forge an emotional connection with customers.


Beyond Toxics Visionary Leader Award to Shawn Donnille

Beyond Toxics is a nonprofit working to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents. Our vice-president and co-owner was honored for years of leadership and community service dedicated to a world without pesticides and toxics.


Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze Award – League of American Bicyclists

Given by the League of American Bicyclists, this award recognizes employers for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers, and the community. “Businesses like Mountain Rose Herbs are leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists.

20 Under 40 Business Leader Award for Shawn Donnille

Created by a partnership of businesses and organizations, this award acknowledges community business leaders under the age of 40 who innovate and make positive changes not only within their organization, but also throughout the community.

Best Green Businesses To Work For In Oregon

The 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon list showcases exemplary workplaces that inspire and empower workers with a daily and enduring commitment to sustainable practices. We came in 9th out of 440 businesses surveyed, for our commitment to sustainability. Thanks to our dedicated staff, we continue to make environmentally and socially conscious business choices.

McKenzie River Trust

Mountain Rose Herbs received an Award of Appreciation as a Business Conservation Ambassador. The McKenzie River Trust is an organization committed to a future in which intact, functioning ecosystems provide clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and productive natural landscapes throughout western Oregon.

Pearl Buck Center Business Partner of the Year

Awarded to Mountain Rose Herbs for continuing to provide workers with developmental disabilities the opportunity to increase their job skills and build self-esteem through meaningful work. Pearl Buck Center enriches the lives of those affected by disabilities, through vocational, recreational and educational programs.


Oregon Sustainability Board Grand Champions for the Governor’s Sustainability Award

The Oregon Sustainability board is an advisory panel which examines current practices of individuals, business, and government within the State of Oregon. The OSB recognized Mountain Rose Herbs as a leader in socially and environmentally responsible business practices, such as being a Zero Waste Company and our Carpool, Bus, and Bike to Work Program.

Organic Beauty Talk Best in Green

Organic Beauty Talk Best in Green recognizes the best natural and organic beauty products on the market. Categories range in recognition from Best Face Mask to Best Organic Body Lotion. Mountain Rose Herbs was recognized for Best Natural Essential Oils.


Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides Business League Award

NCAP works to protect community and environmental health as well as inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. The Business League is made up of businesses from across the country that cares about creating a healthy and sustainable world. The league is committed to letting customers, neighbors and the public know that a healthy environment is good for business.

Bring’s RE:Think Award: Highest score for waste reduction and conservation of natural resources

This program audits companies for their total environmental footprint and certification is only given to those companies who pass in all of their categories. In a press release issued by the folks at RE:think they had enthusiastically stated that “Mountain Rose Herbs is truly in a league of its own. Your business' score is the highest we have seen.”

Oregon Organic Coalition’s Wholesaler of the Year Award for Excellence

The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) strives to advance the development and growth of the State’s organic agricultural community and trade. OOC brings together representatives of the Organic trade as the stakeholder of the organic food system. This award recognized Mountain Rose herbs for its commitment to organic agriculture as both a wholesaler and producer of high quality, organic herbal products.

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award for Environmental Values

The Emerald Awards is a program honoring businesses in the Eugene/Springfield area that contribute to the community’s vitality and quality of life by implementing sustainable business practices. There are five categories: Growth, Community Caring, Environmental Values, and Innovation. Each award represents a core principle of sustainability and demonstrates to the community the important connection between the success of local business and the quality of life in our community.

Organic Beauty Talk Best in Green

Organic Beauty Talk Best in Green recognizes the best natural and organic beauty products on the market. Categories range in recognition from Best Face Mask to Best Organic Body Lotion. Mountain Rose Herbs was recognized for Best Natural Essential Oils.


Lane County Trustbusters Award

This award honors organizations which are engaged in a wider spectrum of activity beyond just recycling, and applauds them for creating innovative new products, new systems and new services which address the waste issue. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs we treat all discard as the resource that it is; we send waste oils to become biofuel, and botanical plant debris to become compost. These are just a small part of the process of being a zero waste facility.

Oregon Ethics in Business Award

The Oregon Ethics in Business Awards honor those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. The recipients of this award will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.


Co-op America’s Green Business of the Year

Co-op America provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for business and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. Co-Op America identifies businesses that are committed to social and environmental responsibility, and only businesses that have passed Co-op America's screening process are eligible.

Mayor’s Bold Steps to Sustainability Award

The Bold Steps Award recognizes Eugene-based sustainable businesses, and represents a partnership between The city of Eugene, Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy and BRING’s RE:think Business program. To be recognized with the award, Mountain Rose herbs had to answer numerous questions and enforce new policies towards ecological business practices.

Provender Alliance Evolution in Motion

This award is given to companies or individuals that have been found to be a source of inspiration in the natural products community whose active pursuit of forward thinking environmental solutions has made a positive impact upon the world. The Provender Alliance is a non-profit membership organization that provides networking, outreach, and education to natural food and related companies in the Pacific Northwest.


Mt Pisgah Arboretum Business of the Year Award

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a non-profit organization dedicated to a mission of maintaining Pacific Northwest plant communities, offering environmental education programs for all ages, and providing facilities for the public enjoyment of its carefully restored and maintained site. Mountain Rose herbs was honored to accept the business of the year award.