Mountain Rose Herbs takes an uncompromising stand when it comes to the protection and sustainability of our natural world. We lead the industry in environmental stewardship, dedication to organic agriculture, fair trade practices, zero waste production, medicinal plant conservation efforts, and community support. Through this commitment, we hope to set a standard and encourage other businesses to care for the Earth as the Earth cares for us. This follows the simple yet powerful dictum…
“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives”
Each year we publish a detailed report to measure and monitor our sustainability efforts. From composting and installing solar panels, to organizing riparian restoration actions and supporting nonprofits, we’re accomplishing great things! This important tool helps us analyze our greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, employee programs, charitable giving, and many other key indicators. We continue to innovate and improve our sustainability practices as a business, in large part because our customers inspire us and support our mission. Thank you for taking the time to read our report and for guiding us to continuously affect positive change!
We are pleased to present our 2014 Sustainability Report! This is our third annual report created to measure and monitor our sustainability metrics. We’re accomplishing great things! We are especially proud of diverting 93.6% of waste - which is unprecedented for a company of our size. In addition, we offset 366 tons of CO2 emissions, collected 550 lbs of donations during the annual employee-led Food and Clothing Drive, founded the Mountain Rose Green Team, and won 2nd place in Eugene’s Business Commute Challenge! Thank you for taking the time to review our progress. We continue to innovate and improve our sustainability business practices, in large part because our customers inspire us and support our mission.
Introducing our 2013 Sustainability Report! Mountain Rose Herbs operates in line with Margaret Mead’s celebrated words, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” We know that our values and business practices impact the world. It is so important for everyone to do their part to support organic agriculture, reduce carbon emissions, protect the natural world, and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We hope you enjoy perusing our report which examines key sustainability indicators and guides us to affect positive change!
It is our great pleasure to share our 2012 Sustainability Report! This is an important tool that will help us measure and monitor our greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, employee programs, charitable giving, and many other key indicators. Throughout 2013, our Director of Sustainability worked closely with every Mountain Rose Herbs department to gather information for the annual report. The project wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of an inspiring team of Graduate students from University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. We completed data collection and analysis and after much anticipation, debuted our findings in a beautifully crafted 24 page document. We invite you to sit back with a cup of your favorite Mountain Rose Herbs tea and enjoy the read!