ORGANIC INDIA has received LEED Platinum for its Lucknow factory. Incidentally, it is the first LEED Platinum facility in India. Companies that pursue LEED certification must earn points within several categories: Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation. Based on points achieved, one of four LEED rating levels apply for certification. In ascending order, these levels are: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
LEED is the acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the designation represents a worldwide green-building certification program that promotes a multiplicity of higher standards. All buildings affect human health and the environment — whether it be factories, office buildings, homes, warehouses, or hospitals.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) explains, “Green buildings promote resilience-enhancing designs, technologies, materials, and methods. To support these efforts, green buildings promote the use of durable materials, thoughtful site selection, energy efficiency, onsite renewable generation and more.”
ORGANIC INDIA founder Bharat Mitra said, “This new factory is a beautiful embodiment of the essence of ORGANIC INDIA. On one hand, it has the latest technology and at the same time it was built with awareness and consciousness to the environment. It’s built in a way that not only we don’t take, but we give back to the environment.”
ORGANIC INDIA USA offers a full line of USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and certified Kosher and Halal teas, infusions and whole-herb supplements derived from the ancient Ayurvedic health system of India. All ORGANIC INDIA products are ethically sourced and sustainably cultivated by 3,000 small family farm partners in India. ORGANIC INDIA, a certified B Corp, was named a 2019 “Best for the World Overall” Honoree.