Sustainability

Honoring Our Commitment to People, Planet and Purpose

Since starting Gaia in 1987, our CEO and founder Ric Scalzo has been committed to working with nature to provide people with the best quality herbal supplements. Our business decisions continue to be guided by our values and our commitment to people, planet and purpose — not by profits alone. We’ve developed our business practices to be aligned with the inherent wisdom of nature, to cultivate economic opportunity and social well-being in the communities we work in, and to foster the welfare of our employees across the country. In our second-annual Sustainability Report, we outline the commitments we make to our employees, our partners, our customers and our earth. These commitments offer a promise that the cycle of life will not be broken and that there will always remain a continuity of relations that will, if given the opportunity, provide us with the ability to achieve true health and wellness.

Our Commitments

  • Practice Regenerative Farming
  • Support Employee Wellness
  • Positively Impact communities
  • Encourage Biodiversity
  • Foster Ecological Conservation
  • Encourage Recycling & Waste Reduction
  • Promote Watershed Health

Thank you for being a part of this journey.

View the 2017 Sustainability Report online

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.