We’re setting new standards for sustainability in grocery.

Sustainability is our purpose and our mission. And we’ll be the first to admit we’re not perfect. But at Hive, we value progress over perfection. We’re committed to getting better, and encouraging our brands and customers to do the same. Making sustainable shopping a mainstream habit is going to take all of us, so we invite you to join the Hive and help us build a healthier planet, one grocery haul at a time.

Our Certification Process

We call our vetting criteria the Hive Five™. Each of our brands is evaluated against these rigorous standards so that we can find the best of the best in each category.

Through the Hive Five™, we do the hard work for you, from sourcing to ingredients to taste to ensure that customers don’t have to read every label and research every brand.

Our standards are designed so shoppers can trust that every single product on our site has been thoroughly evaluated for overall sustainability at every level.

The Hive Five

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Ingredient Integrity

We highlight forward-thinking environmental
 practices and flag known risky commodities 
and sourcing geographies.

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2

Recyclable Packaging

We work to get as close to a zero-waste model as we can, with recycled-content and recyclable materials at the forefront, and a plan for doing better when this isn’t 100% achievable.

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3

Low Carbon Footprint

We look for brands who are calculating their carbon footprint and practicing offsets or using other third-party certifications.

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4

Committed to Social Good

Brands on Hive are improving the global community by making better products, committing to diversity and inclusion practices, and supporting great social causes.

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5

Rave-worthy

We only carry items that we’ve tried (and were delighted by) ourselves. We’re proud to share the latest Hive Team favorites we know you’ll love.

Curious how one of your favorite products stacks up? You can always see exactly what makes a brand Hive Five™ Certified right there on the product page.

Our Impact

Together, we’re making a positive difference in the world with every Hive order, from recyclable packaging to carbon offsetting.

Impact of a Hive Order

1,906

of our products are verified for fair or direct trade practices and sustainable agriculture

70

environmental and social certifying groups are represented across all of our brands

100%

of our shipments are carbon neutral

98%

of product packaging we carry is recyclable, compostable, or TerraCycle-able

100%

recyclable shipping materials. We use non-toxic, water-based ink on our boxes, which are made in part from recycled materials

Our partners give back beyond their operations. Here's what they support:

Offsetting operations and shipping

We’ve offset all of the carbon we’ve used for our operations, including deliveries. To date, that’s:

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Want to learn more about any of these stats? Contact Us or check out our 2021 Impact Report.

Our Founders

We believe using business as a force for good is the responsibility of all of us, and that companies have a meaningful role to play in creating a more equitable and sustainable world.

Scott Morris
Scott Morris

Co-founder

Scott is bringing 25 years worth of learnings and knowledge to Hive. He’s here to leverage what he knows to help Hive make the world a better place while working on things he cares about with people he loves. Throughout his whole career, Scott has been able to bring change, cause disruption, and innovate in the areas he’s worked in. That includes founding Freshpet. Scott wants to see success for the entire Hive team.

Katie Tyson
Katie Tyson

Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Self-described Shār Trail Mix obsessive

Katie believes in empowering people to make good choices and sees the true magic in what’s happening at Hive. She knows real change happens when people can collectively do better, together. Her pre-Hive experience includes building brands like Freshpet and Casper, plus running her own executive coaching business.

Thomas Ellis
Thomas Ellis

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Thomas is passionate about challenging the status quo in e-commerce, creating positive environmental impacts, and advancing education initiatives. At Hive, he gets to do all that at once. He’s a global business operator and e-commerce strategy leader that was also the first business hire at Jet.com.

Steven Annese
Steven Annese

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Steve doesn’t want you to confuse him with any other famously inventive “Steve” out there, but he does share the same passion for making a dent in the world with innovative products. And he believes Hive does exactly that. Steve specialized in e-commerce and technology, holding founder status in multiple direct to consumer businesses over the last 20 years. He’s excited to bring his expertise to Hive.

Get involved

Suggest a brand or product for us to carry. Sign up to be part of our community. Contact us to become a Hive brand partner.