Young Living was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year category by the American Business Awards.
The company was recognized for its excellence in leading the standard in sustainability, conservation, philanthropy and promoting overall health and wellbeing.
The American Business Awards are one of the eight different Stevie Awards competitions. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to recognize and generate public awareness of excellence in the workplace worldwide. It is the only national, all-encompassing business awards program in the United States.
Young Living's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts include:
- 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
Covid-19 Efforts Include Extending Work from Home Initiative
Young Living has also 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% of the global headquarters' workforce to continue working from home, they will eliminate 20,175 pounds of carbon emissions per day. (Based on a 30-mile round trip commute estimate using the Utah Travelwise Emissions calculator.) Extending working from home through the end of the year, they could potentially eliminate over 3 million pounds of carbon emissions.
More About the Awards
The American Business Awards recognize all types of companies operating in the U.S. each year, including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
The American Business Awards are one of the eight different Stevie Awards competitions -- nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to recognize and generate public awareness of excellence in the workplace worldwide. It is the only national, all-encompassing business awards program in the United States.
Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher says, "Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity and bottom-line results. This year's Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5."
The awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5. Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale.
Find the full list of 2020 Stevie winners here.