Congratulations to East West Tea Company, the 2020 Bold Steps Award Winner!
East West Tea Company (aka Yogi Tea) is a manufacturing company that creates purposeful herbal tea blends in a LEED certified manufacturing facility. East West Tea Company has implemented environmentally preferred practices and supports organic farming practices in their supply chain. Employees have volunteered more than 500 hours to local nonprofits and staff actively support workplace preparation programs. As one of four local B Corp certified companies, East West Tea Company has recently hired a sustainability manager as part of their commitment to sustainable local business practices.
The business gets to take the Bold Steps trophy to display for one year.
For the City of Eugene, sustainability means considering and balancing all three aspects of the triple bottom line – people, planet and prosperity – to address the community’s present needs without compromising future generations. The Bold Steps award recognizes businesses that embody this vision and are taking bold steps in each area of the triple bottom line.
To qualify for consideration for the Bold Steps award, businesses must be located in Eugene, and certified through the Rethink program, offered through BRING Recycling. Through Rethink, businesses receive free, on-site consultation to reduce waste and save money.