Your favourite tea is now B Corp certified
We are now proudly part of a global community of over 3,000 companies doing business that puts people and place first – by reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, creating healthier environments, building stronger communities and imbuing jobs with dignity and purpose. We’ve made some radical changes and we’ve now got the top certification in the world to prove it.
Read on to discover what it means to be a B Corp and how we got there.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and non-profits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.
To become certified as a B Corp, a company has to demonstrate that they use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impacts for their employees, economies, communities, and the environment.
Being a B Corp organisation means we are now part of a global movement intent on redefining success in business by challenging companies to be both the best IN the world and do the best FOR the world.
Here’s a snapshot of just a few of the changes we’ve made to help us get to B Corp status.
That famous T2 experience you know, and love won’t change – we’ll still be delivering the same top quality tea flavours and in-store service.
In fact, all that’s changed is the positive impact your daily cuppa has made – cheers to sipping tea that tastes good and does a world of good!
"We are thrilled to have T2 on board as a certified B Corporation. Since it first began as a shop-front in Fitzroy T2 has grown to become a major brand in the tea industry. From the beginning T2 has had a focus on purpose, people and planet. Their passion for the hard work of managing impact throughout their supply chain has been a key driver for their certification, with so much work behind the scenes going into making T2 a significant leader in sustainable sourcing. It's a great development for B Corps throughout Australia and New Zealand for a brand like T2 to join the B Corp community and we're looking forward to seeing T2 continue to thrive."
- Andrew Davies, CEO B Lab Australia and New ZealandWatch the B Corp video