United Way encourages people to “Live United” to collectively address needs in our communities.
A group of Amway employees and friends took that concept a few miles further when they decided to “Ride United” to raise funds for United Way.
The enthusiastic group of motorcyclists recently donated a small entry fee to pull on their boots, don their shades and strap on their helmets to cruise through the countryside on sunny summer Saturday.
But while a picnic lunch and entertainment waited at the finish, these grassroots do-gooders took time to enjoy the journey along the way – knowing their efforts would help other people live better lives.
Around Amway, less is adding up to a lot more in terms of saving energy and water.
Last year Amway hosted five Kaizen events to identify how we can save electricity and water. These events resulted in changes that saved 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity – enough to power 300 homes for a year – and 87 million gallons of water – enough to supply 680 households annually.
But reducing isn’t all we’ve done.
We recycle 25 million pounds of materials per year, equivalent to 1.2 million bags of trash. We recycled 78 percent of our waste in 2009, 84 percent in 2010 and have set a goal of recycling 95 percent by 2014.
Conference presenters are selected partially by popular vote through SXSW’s “Panel Picker.” So if you’d like to see Fulton present about the future of wireless during this interactive, film and music festival, just click here. Choose the “thumbs up” sign to let organizers know you think Fulton’s “Juice without Wires” presentation is an “idea that rocks.”
But if you want to see wireless power at work a bit sooner, this video shows how eCoupled powers everything from appliances to technology.
Amway is in the business of selling nutritional supplements. But our ultimate goal is to help people live better lives.
Our products and online resources reach millions of people. But some need a little additional inspiration, and come to the source – Nutrilite’s Center for Optimal Health (COH) in Buena Park, Calif.
Since 2006 more than 75,000 guests from all over the world have visited COH, ranging from foreign journalists to local school kids to policy makers here and abroad. Last year, nearly 25,000 visitors from 38 countries visited the center to learn about nutrition, fitness and the science behind the Nutrilite brand.
Some traveled from near and some from very far. But all had a common goal – improving their health and wellness.
Watch the video below to learn more about what our visitors see, hear and do at COH.
When deciding where to complete my internship, I wanted a company that listened to me, recognized my strengths, and understood my desire to work internationally. I was prepared for all of the horrible things I had heard about graduate level internships such as long hours, mysterious projects, impersonal relationships, impossible deadlines and a fiercely competitive pool of interns.
I was wrong – about Amway, about the people, and about the job.
My projects related to the exact skills I was learning in the classroom and allowed me to work on projects with colleagues from around the world. I have led an international team with members from four continents to complete a project that will have a global impact, even after I am gone.
The company also strives to provide a great balance between work and personal life. Throughout the summer I was able to be challenged professionally, as well as find time to take a canoeing trip, hone my photography skills, and play softball with other interns.
Now, 12 weeks later, I feel much more prepared to finish school, start my career, and be a part of the workforce.
But they had more than science lessons at our farm. The group learned about the social responsibility of our operations - sustainability efforts that include organic farming, social responsibility and helping the communities where we do business. And they left with ideas about how they could make small changes to make a big difference in their corner of the world.
“I came expecting to hear about how we could sell more products. Instead, you told us about how we can change the world by planting a tree, helping a neighbor or picking up trash from the street,” said one of the distributors who attended the trip. ”We’re not just selling a product. We’re also changing the world.”
And Angela Abdallah, our manager of communications and government affairs and vice chair of CDSA, was given the industry’s highest honor, the Ivan P. Phelan Award. This award honors those who have made “a significant contribution to the advancement of the direct selling industry in Canada.”
The Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Beauty Inc. Top 100 ranking of the biggest beauty manufacturers in the world is out, and Alticor, Amway’s parent company, is near the top of the list.
Alticor was #20 on this list of “who’s who” in the global skin care and cosmetics industry.
The ranking was driven by Amway’s powerhouse beauty brand Artistry, which is among the world’s top five, largest selling, premium skin care brands.* The ranking also includes sales of non-Amway skin and cosmetic brands owned by Alticor.
Since Artistry has fans in more than 80 countries and territories, it’s not surprising that it helped Alticor land near the top of this global list of the biggest names in beauty.
*Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Beauty and Personal Care database; premium cosmetics sector; global 2009 RSP; global brand name classification.
Disclaimer: The authors of these blogs are Amway employees. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone but the individual author. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Amway or any other person or company.