teapigs is certified B Corp
British tea company, teapigs has officially been certified as a B Corp; joining a wonderful global community committed to using business as a force for good.
B Corp is about purpose, and the overall positive impact of a company. Rather than focusing on a product, B Corp analyse a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community, and environment. To become B Corp certified, companies are assessed, audited and have to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
“We’ve always tried to do the right thing, from having plant based tea temples, giving back to tea growing communities through our ethical scheme and striving to make teapigs HQ a great place to work – so joining the B Corp community felt like a natural step for us,” said Louise Cheadle, teapigs co-founder and tea taster.
“As a business we have a responsibility use our platform and product as a source of good. We’re incredibly excited to join over 2,500 brands globally who share this vision, and we’re certain that this is the start of something BIG. We’re really happy that we’ve certified as a B Corp.
“We’ve always done our best to be the greenest tea company, to give back to the communities that bring us our tea and the community on our doorstep in Brentford and to make teapigs a great place to work. Having the B Corp certification really ensures that we will continue to meet high standards in these areas and to keep doing better and better things.”
teapigs was set up in 2006 by Nick and Louise, on a mission to get the nation drinking real tea. Louise has been a professional tea taster for over 10 years, and has travelled the world sourcing all sorts of teas. teapigs only use whole leaf teas; whole berries; and whole herbs and flowers. Its teas come in biodegradable tea “temples” – roomy mesh bags that gives the leaves lots of room to infuse.