For the second year in a row, LATINO magazine has named Herbalife Ltd. one of its “LATINO 100” for the nutrition company’s efforts to empower Latinos across the U.S.
According to the magazine’s editors, the LATINO 100 aims to showcase corporate support for the Latino community in areas like philanthropy, workforce diversity, minority business development and governance. Organizations such as Allstate, Carnival Cruise Line and Ford Motor Company appear alongside Herbalife on the list.
LATINO highlights the fact that 35 percent of Herbalife’s U.S.-based employees are Latinos, including a number of top executives and board members. In the U.S., Latinos represent about 36 percent of the company’s 550,000-plus distributors, according to a feature published by Fortune in September.
“As a global nutrition company, we are honored by LATINO magazine’s acknowledgment of Herbalife as a company that provides opportunities for U.S. Latinos,” said Ibi Fleming, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife North America. “Latinos across the country continue to embrace Herbalife’s nutrition products and their success demonstrates a clear demand among Latinos for a healthy active lifestyle.”
In addition to providing opportunity for Latinos within its own ranks, over the past several years Herbalife has partnered with more than 30 national and state Latino organizations, as well as organizations that serve the Latino community directly.