OUR VALUES

ETHICS

People before profit

Water Tour

Ethics is at the forefront of everything we do.

 

Every material we use in our warehouse and product we carry has to meet our strict ethical standards.

 

We build ethical considerations into everything we do. Nothing else matters if we don't get ethics right.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Stay local

Community Service

We donate a portion of our profits to food pantries and other charities.

 

Employees can donate several work hours every week to volunteer for a local charity or non-profit that betters the community.

We buy as much as we can from local suppliers and vendors. Purchasing from local suppliers helps to ensure that money stays in the community.

ENVIRONMENTALLY-MINDED

Doing our part

Rock Maze

We support the Clean Seas campaign, which aims to engage governments, the general public, and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution.

We use post-consumer recycled paper products, made from waste material like coffee cups. The recycling is done in the United States, not shipped to China.

 

We partner with an incredible company called Ecoenclose, to supply our shipping materials. We strive for post-consumer recycled shipping materials that are curbside recyclable. 

We purchase only certified refurbished electronics, such as computers, to reduce electrical waste which is some of the most hazardous and hard-to-recycle material. 

We only sell supplements containing ingredients that have been sustainably farmed or wild-harvested and do not sell any herbs or other materials that are threatened or endangered.

We strongly support regenerative agriculture and believe it is incredibly important. We strive to source supplements that are made with ingredients grown using this form of agriculture.

We are strong proponents of the Ulster County Bring Your Own Bag Act, which banned single-use plastic bag distribution at most retail establishments in our county as of July 2019.

We are powered by 100% renewable energy.

EMPLOYEES FIRST

Creating a healthy work environment

Rugby Players

We were early adopters of the $15/hr minimum wage. 

Employee schedules are highly flexible, ensuring workers can spend as much time as possible with their families.

We encourage employees to work from home, which enables a better quality of life, but is also much better for the environment.

Employees are given the opportunity to use up to five hours per week of paid time to volunteer with charities or non-profits that are working to make the world a better place.

We offer an extensive benefits package that includes paid sick, profit sharing, vacation, maternity, paternity, and family leave that goes above and beyond the requirements.

We encourage and support the collective bargaining rights of all employees.