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What Are Sustainable Business Practices?

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Buzzwords are everywhere these days and “sustainability” is right there at the top of the list. But what does it mean to use sustainable business practices? It’s often defined by the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit – a term coined by author and entrepreneur, John Elkington, in 1994. Elkington believes in corporate responsibility, sustainable development, and looking at the full cost of doing business.

What “Sustainable Business” Means to Us

Mountain Rose Herbs takes the premise of the triple bottom line one step further and promises to put “people and planet before profit.” We consider the environmental and social impact of every business decision we make. We are proud to be a group of environmentalists and social justice activists working every day to provide the highest quality organic herbs to our customers. We’re a company with a conscience!

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Our Sustainable Business Practices Include

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We Keep On Learning!

We’re active members of local and regional trade associations that help propel us forward on the sustainability path. These groups include GreenLane Sustainable Businesses Practices, Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance, Provender Alliance, and the Sustainable Food Trade Association. We also regularly partner with the University of Oregon’s Center for Sustainable Business Practices and its graduate students.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our sustainability efforts!



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Written by Alyssa on June 22, 2017

Alyssa, Sustainability Director, is our leader of all things environmental and sustainable at Mountain Rose Herbs. When she isn’t busy volunteering on local nonprofit boards and organizing fundraising events in Eugene, she can be found working in the garden with her partner, hiking and camping around the great Northwest, and exploring Oregon’s local craft beer and cider scene.