Sustainability Report 2019 - Report - Page 40
WORKING FOR THE GREATER GOOD
Protecting the planet and ensuring a healthier future is no easy task,
common set of goals and targets. The SDGs call for worldwide
and it can’t be accomplished by just one business. Creating change is
action among governments, business, and civil society to end
collaborative and requires participation from everyone.
poverty and create a life of dignity and opportunity for all, within the
boundaries of the planet.
As a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, we have
aligned our operations to be a part of this respected global movement.
The UN Global Compact provides tools to assist companies in
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identifying SDGs that are more relevant to their company, and
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is a leadership platform
provides resources on how to implement these strategies within
for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible
organizations. We carefully studied and determined the SDGs that we
and sustainable corporate policies and practices. This is the world’s
felt would make the greatest impact.
largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
We are currently prioritizing and focusing on 8 out of the 17 SDGs,
Within the compact, there are Ten Principles under the categories of
including: No Poverty, Clean Water, Responsible Consumption and
human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We incorporate
Production, amongst others.
these principles into our strategies, policies, and procedures, which
ensures that we are upholding the basic responsibilities to people and
planet, and setting the stage for long-term success.1
By being a signatory to the UN Global Compact, companies commit to
using their business as a platform to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable
“Our operations touch every almost every part of the globe, and our
actions in Brevard, North Carolina have a ripple effect in every
community we work in. By aligning our operations to support the SDGs,
we are joining a global movement that we can invite suppliers into,
as well as learn more other companies demonstrating best practices in
Development Goals (SDGs).
community development,” Czeczuga said. “Gaia Herbs will always be
The SDGs define global sustainable development priorities and
and be a champion for the earth. There truly is no time like the present,
aspirations for 2030, and seek to mobilize global efforts around a
especially when it comes to enacting positive change.”
committed to innovating our processes, having a learning mentality,
A HIGHER PURPOSE
• Certified B Corporation® since 2018
•Signatory of the United Nations (UN)
•Four $5,000 grants awarded to small farms,
non-profits, and social enterprises that focused
on regenerative agriculture and farmer justice
•5% of profits from Hemp product sales are
donated through the Gaia Herbs Roots Initiative
Resource: 1The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. United Nations Global Compact. unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles