Archive for December 2014

Beautycounter Backs New Benchmark on Corporate Chemical Use

Nontoxic skincare and cosmetics brand Beautycounter has teamed up with a group of likeminded organizations to introduce the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). The project, an initiative of BizNGO and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Pure Strategies, is using a model similar to carbon footprinting to establish the first-ever common metric on corporate chemicals management.

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MonaVie Enters Pre-Launch Phase in China

MonaVie is rolling out big plans for 2015 with the launch of its business in China, direct selling’s second largest market. This week the health and wellness company kicked off a pre-launch phase in the country with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Shanghai administration office.

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Young Living Reveals 7-Year Plan to Create Hundreds of Utah Jobs

After surpassing the 1,000 employee milestone this June, Young Living Essential Oils has announced plans to grow its workforce by nearly 50 percent over the next seven years. The Salt Lake City-based company worked with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development on a plan to bring 445 new jobs to the state.

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Avon China Probe Concludes with $135 Million Settlement

The Department of Justice will defer criminal prosecution of Avon Products Inc. for three years, according to a bribery probe settlement disclosed Wednesday. A six-year federal investigation of the company has ended with Avon’s Chinese subsidiary pleading guilty and accruing $135 million in fines

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