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First Certified 2019

1. Measure
To become Climate Neutral Certified, Numi Organic Tea has measured the greenhouse gases it emitted when making and delivering products to its customers.

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 2,243 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

3. Reduce
The company is implementing plans to reduce its footprint in 2020.

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Numi Organic Tea used 2019 operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year:

Direct Emissions Ⓘ

Direct Emissions

Emissions from fossil fuels and refrigerants used in company buildings, fleets, and equipment.

Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

Emissions from the electricity, and sometimes steam and cold water, used in company facilities.

Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

The sum of all product materials, manufacturing, use, and end of life emissions.




The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits

Numi Organic Tea's credits came from:

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Emission Offsets


Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets


Numi Organic Tea is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

  • Plant 5,000 trees in DZS tea gardens to increase sequestration potential across our farming partners.

  • Evaluate the feasibility of converting processing facilities to renewables/carbon-free energy.

  • Evaluate additional farm-level sequestration opportunities in select origins.

  • Research funding models to support renewables implementation and regenerative agriculture initiatives in key supply origins.

Other Sustainability Notes

Climate change is here and there’s no time to waste. In order to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, we need to reduce global greenhouse emissions by over 50% in the next 10 years. Numi is taking action NOW by launching an ambitious plan to cut our carbon emissions to zero by 2023. Until we can reduce emissions to zero, we’ll offset the rest. Our offsets support biodiversity and habitat conservation projects in the Amazon Rainforest. This year, Numi is proud to announce a breakthrough in packaging innovation: plant-based tea bag wrappers. Designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and eliminate plastic, our new wrappers are made from renewable, plant-based sources. A collaboration 10 years in the making, they feature a sugarcane Non-GMO PLA layer, metalized eucalyptus layer, and FSC® certified paper. The wrappers are commercially compostable and have been tested to produce no eco-toxicity when they break down. Beyond our plant-based wrappers, Numi considers every detail in our quest to create the most sustainable packaging possible. Our cartons use 90% post-consumer waste recycled paper, no shrink wrap, and soy-based inks. Our tea bags are made of Non-GMO Verified unbleached Manila hemp fiber (not plastic, like pyramid-style sachets), and will biodegrade in a normal compost heap. We are committed to taking care of our global family and this planet we live on. By choosing Numi, you’ve helped us fight global warming, reduce plastic waste, and empower tea farming communities around the world. Together, we can create lasting positive impact for the planet and each other.

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