Honest Tea: CSR & Sustainability News

Honest Tea (US) is a bottled organic tea company based in Bethesda, Maryland. It was founded in 1998 by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company.

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Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…

Honest Tea Increases Organic Purchases and Fair Trade Premiums

Honest Tea increase organic ingredient purchases by 13 percent, and increased its Fair Trade premiums by 19 percent.

Honest Tea Ramps Up Commitment to Fair Trade

Honest Tea, committed to fair trade since 2003, recently issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.

GMO Labeling: Does Proposition 37 Pit “Children” Against “Parents?”

A number of small organic food companies are at odds with their parent corporations when it comes to the question of organic food…

One Start-Up’s Quest to Eliminate Food Waste and Profit

An innovative startu-up, EcoScarps, developed a model that collects food scraps for free and re-sells them to make a profit, keeping food waste…

From Field to Cup: Why It’s Important to Know the Story of Fair Trade Tea

The tea supply chain is a complex trade network with many different players. Each and every farmer, worker, exporter, importer, processor, auctioneer, buying…

Honest Tea & Fair Trade USA Team Up to Support Tea Growers

Honest Tea is working with exclusively with tea growing communities through Fair Trade USA to ensure fair working conditions for tea growers in…

As Earth Month Winds Down, Honest Tea Recycles Old Facebook Posts

Last week Honest Tea launched a Facebook app that may just encourage you and your peers to recycle in a partnership with Recyclebank.

Massachusetts Town Struggles With Coca-Cola’s Waste

A Cola-Cola plant in Northampton, MA, churns out wastewater at a rate that is becoming to expensive for the city's wastewater treatment facility…

Honest Tea Makes It Easy to Plant Trees in Disaster Stricken Regions

Last month Honest Tea and the National Forest Foundation launched the “Bag to Tree” initiative to plant trees in regions that desperately need…

Honest Tea Announces 100% Fair Trade Commitment by 2011

With October being Fair Trade Month, it only seems fitting that Honest Tea, the titan of bottled organic tea, has announced its commitment…

Sustainability in the B2B World

By Kathleen Miller Perkins, Miller Consultants & Bill Brewer, Summit Energy Method. Whole Foods. Stonyfield Farms. These well-known consumer goods brands roll off the tip…

Honest Tea Trying to Stay Honest

Just as in our personal lives, companies go through growing pains. Organic beverage company, Honest Tea, now faces their own growing pains. From…

Honest Tea’s Path to Social Change

By John Comberiate At the Leadership for a Better World – Creating Social Value through Innovation Conference many speakers discussed the ideas around…