Since starting Gaia in 1987, our CEO and founder Ric Scalzo has been committed to working with nature to provide people with the best quality herbal supplements. Our business decisions continue to be guided by our values and our commitment to people, planet and purpose — not by profits alone. We’ve developed our business practices to be aligned with the inherent wisdom of nature, to cultivate economic opportunity and social well-being in the communities we work in, and to foster the welfare of our employees across the country. In our second-annual Sustainability Report, we outline the commitments we make to our employees, our partners, our customers and our earth. These commitments offer a promise that the cycle of life will not be broken and that there will always remain a continuity of relations that will, if given the opportunity, provide us with the ability to achieve true health and wellness.