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Suzanne Shelton

Herbalist & Alchemist Recertified as B Corp
Highlights Commitment to Sustainable, Ethical Business Practices

Washington, NJ (February 23, 2016)   Herbalist & Alchemist is pleased to announce the company has again been certified as a B Corporation, confirming the herbal products company’s high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. H&A has been a certified B Corporation since 2010.

“The standards and practices required for becoming certified as a B Corporation were built into Herbalist & Alchemist from the beginning, making products that are beneficial for people in a way that is good for the earth,” said Herbalist & Alchemist CEO Beth Lambert. “The B Corporation assessment is very demanding, requiring extensive documentation to prove you run your business the way you say you do. It’s a lot like cGMP compliance in that way.”

B Corporations, certified as meeting rigorous standards by B Lab, are those that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The standards, incorporating verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, are comprehensive and transparent. They measure a company’s impact on all of its stakeholders. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally able to consider the impact of their decisions on employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment in addition to their shareholders

“We are particularly proud of our commitment to using local suppliers first, which drives a lot of our purchases,” Beth said. “If the herbs we need in the quality we demand are not locally grown, we look elsewhere in the US. The amount of plant material we buy from abroad is now very small.”

Herbalist & Alchemist’s products are formulated by company founder David Winston RH(AHG), an internationally known lecturer, author and ethnobotanist. For almost 40 years, David has been studying, practicing, teaching and researching Cherokee, Chinese and Western Herbal medicine. David’s world-renowned two-year herbal studies program has been educating Herbalists, Physicians, Nurses, Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, and Nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine for over 25 years. Herbalist & Alchemist’s products, the majority of which are certified by OK Kosher, are available through practitioners and fine health food stores nationwide, and through TallGrass, Ltd. in Canada.  Herbalist & Alchemist is a Certified B Corporation™.

For more information please visit www.herbalist-alchemist.com

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