Young Living was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year by the American Business Awards®.
Young Living was recognized for its excellence in leading the standard in sustainability, conservation, philanthropy and promoting overall health and well-being. The company has made industry-leading efforts across the board to provide support, especially as the world faces a crisis.
Young Living’s CSR efforts included:
- Reducing waste to 1% at one of Young Living’s largest warehouses in just eight months
- Implementing a new water recycling program at one of the Utah-based farms, saving close to 260 million gallons of water per year
- Implementing the Green Team, a department focused not only on leading the company’s green initiatives, but also on supporting efforts in the community
- Donating a conservation easement covering almost 19 square miles to The Nature Conservancy’s Utah chapter, aiding the crucial ecological role in supporting native wildlife
“We take our leadership in CSR efforts very seriously at Young Living and I believe this recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to protecting our planet,” said Jared Turner, president and COO of Young Living. “I am proud of our team’s long record of giving back to create a healthier world for all of us to live in. The call for help is even greater during these unprecedented times, and we continue to leverage our innovative spirit to address the growing needs of today.”
Young Living has made significant efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to help their employees, communities and the environment. Most recently, the company made the decision to extend remote work for employees at their headquarters through at least the end of the year. The company has found that by allowing 95 percent of the global headquarters’ workforce to continue working from home, they will eliminate 20,175 pounds of carbon emissions per day. Extending working from home through the end of the year, they could potentially eliminate over 3 million pounds of carbon emissions.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.