Photo: doTERRA executive David Stirling accepts the 2016 International Company of the Year award.
Essential oils seller doTERRA International was recognized for its global impact during this year’s Utah Global Forum.
The annual gathering, hosted by the World Trade Association of Utah and presented by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, educates businesses on developing an export strategy and tapping into new markets. Additionally, the forum recognizes one International Person of the Year and one International Company of the Year, a designation awarded to doTERRA during this year’s event, which took place Oct. 24 in Salt Lake City.
“Among the many attributes we found in doTERRA are its tremendous international growth and its dedication to helping communities throughout the world,” said David Utrilla, President of the World Trade Association of Utah. “This year alone, doTERRA hosted the largest convention in Utah history with 30,000 attendees from more than 38 countries.”
Nominations for International Company of the Year are submitted only by parties not employed or affiliated with the nominee. The award not only recognizes doTERRA’s international growth—the company is now in more than 100 countries—but also its philanthropic efforts through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiative.
“Just this year, the Healing Hands Foundation has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people through significant donations to organizations that offer hope around the world,” said David Stirling, doTERRA Founding Executive, CEO and President. “doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing has advanced the economic welfare of numerous foreign countries by providing access to global markets and favorable compensation to local growers and distillers.”
In addition to achieving International Company of the Year, doTERRA recently was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine, ranking No. 10 among the top 250 midsize employers nationally. The company also has been recognized as “Business of the Year” by Utah Valley BusinessQ, and as the No. 1 “Economic Engine” company by Utah Valley 360’s UV50 Awards.