USANA has created an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program, under the oversight of its Board of Director’s Sustainability Committee, to enhance the company’s planet-friendly initiatives and ensure all business strategies and activities align with the company’s core values.
“USANA has invested in sustainability efforts over the years, but we have come to realize that we can—and need to—do more,” said Paul Jones, USANA’s chief people officer. “Our ESG group is committed to reducing our carbon footprint while improving our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Our ESG program is built on two main pillars: planet and people. This focus will shape the way USANA conducts business for the future.”
Efforts already in place include solar panels that power 60% of the company’s power, drought-friendly xeriscaping on the company’s main campus, and premium parking spaces with chargers for employees who drive electric vehicles. An expansion of these initiatives is forthcoming, the company says, and will include a more global approach to corporate environmentalism.
These new efforts will focus on environmental stewardship, sustainable packaging and responsible sourcing, so the company will soon be reducing emissions and waste, enhancing its clean energy efforts and launching a global recycling program.
Also planned are efforts to enhance the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion through education, recruitment and community engagement through the USANA Foundation, the USANA Wellness program and professional development.
“This work will not be easy, but it’s important,” says Jones. “In the coming months, we believe our customers and the public will see our progress and recognize this as one of the most important steps we will ever take as a company. For the past three decades, USANA has been driven by an overarching goal: to create the healthiest family on earth. And if we can achieve just that, we’ll change the world.”