So, what about our new employees? They are not left out. The Early in Career Group at our World Headquarters was started in 2010 for anyone new to the Amway company. Regular meetings and social functions help them network, meet new people and expand their knowledge outside their own department.
They focus on professional development, leadership opportunities or volunteering events.
While it’s focused on helping new employees “connect, collaborate and grow,” veterans are welcome, too. In fact, they often use the group as a resource to tap fresh points of view.
Company executives, like Amway Chief Sales Officer John Parker, say fostering the group is “critical to the future of the company.”
“One of the great things about EiCG is that it keeps Amway entrepreneurial,” Parker said. “We’re a big company, a big business, lots of employees, and any big company like that ends up with silos.
“It’s those individuals that are part of the EiCG network that are the future leaders and the future of the business.”
Check out what some of the group members have to say in this video.
More than 15,000 volunteers worked on 300 projects in 57 countries that resulted in more than 100,000 children being helped.
Jesse Hertstein from our global One by One team puts it best: “It’s not just one day of volunteering. It’s really a demonstration of our commitment … to help children in every community we do business in. Not just today, but on into the future.”
Here’s a collection of some of the amazing things accomplished in our 24-hour global celebration focused on making a difference.
More Amway volunteers were on hand to help with the give-away. The gesture had an extra special meaning for them because Amway has long had a partnership with Burton schools, volunteering at Christmas and other times of the year.
On November 20 we marked Amway Universal Children’s Day, inviting our Amway Business Owners and employees to reach out and help children in their community. They did not disappoint.
During the span of 24 hours, more than 15,000 ABOs and employees from 57 countries volunteered 35,425 hours through 304 projects. Those efforts benefitted more than 100,000 children.
“Amway is a people business, and our people live and work in communities all over the world,” said Todd Woodward, vice president for Amway brand, public relations and corporate social responsibility. “For one day we aligned as a global company to make the lives of the children and families in the communities we serve a little better.”
Read more about the events of November 20 here and watch this message of thanks from Steve Van Andel and Doug DeVos.
It was a sunny November day in Nha Trang, a beautiful seaside city in central Vietnam facing the South China Sea.
Sri McCarthy and I accompanied two of our Amway Vietnam colleagues and the chairman of Khanh Hoa Funds to present educational scholarship to under-privileged children.
We were fortunate to visit five of the families who received the scholarships and hear about their school progress. We met grandparents, single mothers, siblings and other caregivers, all of whom welcomed us into their homes, offering us tea or water.
Despite their circumstances, they were able to thrive, and they proudly showed us pictures of their children or grandchildren and their report cards.
At the end of the day, we visited 11-year-old Le Dinh Nguyen Tri Thoi. When he was younger, he suffered from an untreated illness that caused him to lose his hearing. He struggles with some subjects but excels at math and science. His smile pulled at my heart and made me grateful that we work at a company that supports children like Le Dinh Nguyen Tri Thoi, helping them achieve their potential.
Amway World Headquarters will be closed today and tomorrow, Nov. 28-29, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
We are always thankful for our Amway Business Owners and employees, but this year, as we look back on the amazing activities that took place on Nov. 20 to mark 10 years of the Amway One by One Campaign for Children, we are especially grateful.
It’s one thing to say you are a global company; it’s another thing altogether to prove it by your actions.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, was Amway Universal Children’s Day, an event to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Amway One by One Campaign for Children. In the past 10 years, the campaign has helped more than 10 million children.
On Wednesday, Amway Business Owners and employees worldwide mobilized for one cause – children. Though the projects and events varied in scope and creativity, the passion was evident and undeniable.
As we started planning for the 10th anniversary celebration of the One by One Campaign for Children, the map was blank. When we crept closer and closer to the day, more and more markets shared their plans for participation. On Wednesday, people in more than 55 countries participated in over 100 projects. (And those are just the ones we know about!)
You can see a larger version of the map here: A World of Impact. Look at the coverage. Quite humbling.
We also have another map. As we neared the November 20 date, we challenged our ABOs and their markets to showcase their projects by taking Instagram photos and videos using the hashtag #amwayonebyone. As the posts came in from around the world, they populated a map found on our Amway One by One home page. We were stunned. We also shared some wonderful photo albums on our Amway Facebook page.
You have to see the photos for yourself. Priceless.
So, how do you impact the world? Simple… One by one.
We want to say a big “Thank you!” to all of our employees and business owners across the globe who helped us reach the milestone of helping 10 million children in the first 10 years of our Amway One by One Campaign for Children.
What do coconuts and citrus have to do with cleaning your home, washing dishes and doing laundry?
Well, for our cleaning and laundry care products that are made with BIOQUEST FORUMLA™ technology, these natural materials are the building blocks to powerful performance while also caring for the environment.
Key ingredients derived from coconuts, citrus fruits and minerals clean away dirt, grime, grease and dust without adversely affecting the health of people or the planet (when used as directed).
Want some more reasons to like our products made with the BIOQUEST FORMULA?
They are biodegradable, so the they break down and decompose into elements found in nature.
They are gentle for use on a wide range of fabrics or surfaces.
And they are dermatologist tested, where appropriate.
They’re also concentrated, which brings another list of earth-friendly benefits:
They are made with less water.
Customers use smaller amounts for effective cleaning.
Less packaging is required, meaning waste is reduced.
And the smaller packages weigh less, reducing the amount of fuel needed to transport them.
That’s quite a list. Do you have anything to add? Leave a comment and let us know!
Audie Wong, president of Amway China and executive vice chairman of the Amway Charity Foundation, spoke about that project at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting last week. Now he does the same in a blog published on the Clinton Foundation website.
“I’ve lived and worked in China most of my life, and have witnessed firsthand the country’s economic rise,” Wong says. “But when I travel to village schools across rural provinces, quite another story is revealed. There I meet the children who have been ‘left behind.’”
To much of the world, China is a symbol of prosperity. Yet beyond the industrialized cities, in China’s rural provinces, children are suffering from malnutrition.
“We can help solve the malnutrition problem in a systemic and sustainable way,” Wong wrote. “The Spring Sprouts Kitchen program works to do this by equipping village schools with kitchens so that children can enjoy warm meals with fresh foods such as vegetables, meat, and eggs, providing much better and more balanced nutrition.
“But the children can’t wait, so we work with urgency. With more support we can impact millions of the world’s malnourished children. As the great statesman Abraham Lincoln said, ‘No person stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.’”
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.