DoTerra's team participated in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The event was held in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace from August 26th - 28th. It was the United Nations' first major U.S conference to ever take place outside of its U.N. headquarters in New York City. More than 5,000 people from over 130 countries were expected to attend.
Discussing Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing
Missy Larsen, DoTerra's vice president of philanthropy and community impact, moderated a panel discussion about ethical sourcing. She was joined by Timothy Valentiner and Bishnu Adhikari, also from DoTerra, along with other industry representatives.
A second panel, moderated by Anne Wairepo, executive director of DoTerra's Healing Hands Foundation, focused on preventing, rescuing, and healing victims of human trafficking.
Mark Wolfert, DoTerra's founding executive, general counsel, says, "Having a U.N. conference in our own backyard is tremendous for Utah and affords us a great opportunity to participate in critical conversations about issues that matter to our global community."
Wolfert continues, "Since our founding in 2008, DoTerra has put great emphasis on supporting and expanding human rights through our business operations, practices, and philanthropic initiatives. It's evident that the causes and missions we have embraced as a company are also top-of-mind for the United Nations and the international representatives at this conference. This event has given us a great opportunity to join with others in a commitment to create positive change around the world."
DoTerra's Co-Impact Sourcing Program
DoTerra sources, tests, manufactures, and distributes CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils through Co-Impact Sourcing—a sustainable sourcing program designed to responsibly support thousands of jobs around the world.
In addition to its unique sourcing model, the company partners with organizations actively engaged in human trafficking prevention, rescue, and aftercare healing through its Healing Hands Foundation.