The annual report highlights the many ways our company, its more than 21,000 employees and more than 3 million distributors make a difference in the lives of others.
That includes building homes in Latin America, providing water filters in Haiti, building libraries in China and adopting schools right here in the hometown of our World Headquarters.
Corporate Social Responsibility is built into everything we do: our people, our products and our performance.
Steve and Doug credit their fathers for recognizing the potential in this business for making a difference.
“They made it their mission to be more, do more, give more. And more than a half-century later, we’re still emulating their powerful example. … We’re awed by how far we’ve come and inspired to keep becoming more, together.”
Amway is in the news quite frequently, and why wouldn’t we be? We lead our industry, have inspired millions, and win quality and excellence awards on a regular basis. We’re proud of those accomplishments, to be sure, but we’re also proud of what real distributors – current and former – have shared with us about their experience with Amway.
Are there critics of Amway in the online space? Absolutely – just like any other company. We care deeply about what’s said about us, and work hard to address the complaints we receive. But given that one of our cofounders wrote a book on positivity, it’s no surprise that we like to focus on that.
Below are some things about Amway that have been shared online, from former distributors both anonymous and identified:
“I experienced a profound mental change. One moment I was an employee, and the next, I was an employee and a business owner. This was a monumental shift . . . you can read all you want about starting a business, but it’s different when you actually have your own business. . . it was something I couldn’t appreciate until I did it.”
“Amway can help you learn to lead and work with people more effectively. It can also help you overcome fears such as public speaking or even talking to people.”
“Amway provides a safe place for new business owners to grow and learn.”
“I joined Amway in 1990 and left in ‘91. I never made money in Amway, but I met some decent people who were all dreamers – it was contagious and I learned how to believe – which is 4/5 of the battle. It was one of the most memorable times in my life . . . “
“Amway was very beneficial to me and many people in my life. It is an incredible business for self-growth and I highly recommend this business vehicle to anyone who is looking for more in life.”
“The Amway company is reliable . . . If you produce ‘x’ result, you will get paid ‘x’ compensation. Always! The only variables are a) who will you be learning from; b) how well will you listen to them; and c) how much work are you willing to put in?”
“Not only do they help everyday average people open their own business, but they also help the world and local community.”
“I spent 13-15 years in Amway and gained a whole new attitude in life, which is priceless to me. I may not be building Amway now, but from the things I have learned that I have applied to my life today and also to other businesses that we are building, I became the man I am today!”
Those are just a sampling of the ratings and reviews that give all of us something to write home about!
Amway was among the shining stars at the event where some of the world’s greatest skaters, celebrities and corporate and community leaders united for an evening of ice skating at the Trump Wollman Rink in New York City’s iconic Central Park.
Amway has been a proud sponsor of this event and organization for the past five years, but this was the first as presenting sponsor.
Candace Matthews, Amway Chief Marketing Officer, joined Figure Skating in Harlem’s Board of Directors in 2005 and has served several terms as FSH’s Board Chair and Gala Co-Chair, including this year.
Learn more about this fabulous event, including photos and some of the big names that were there, at our One by One blog.
One of the wonderful things about our Amway One by One Campaign for Children is how our employees and distributors reach out to make a difference right where they live. Because we operate in more than 100 countries and territories, in the 10 years since the campaign launched, lives have been changed all over the world.
This infographic represents only a small fraction of the more than 10 million children we’ve helped over the last decade. There are just too many projects to fit on one map!
Two of our distributors from Amway Hong Kong had an opportunity recently to make their own contributions.
Jolly Tsang and Sammy Lee were invited by the Carnation Women’s Association to conduct leadership training to a group of 30 women in the Eastern District of Hong Kong.
Jolly delivered a powerful and persuasive speech about her personal experience with education, her job search, and her path to success as an Amway distributor. Sammy shared her secret to beauty – inside and out.
Thank you, Jolly and Sammy, for setting a wonderful example of leadership and entrepreneurship for the women you spoke to and for women everywhere. And a special thanks to all the women in our company across the world – employees and business owners alike – for all you do.
(Thank you to Cynthia Chin and Yvonne So of Amway Hong Kong for helping with this story.)
Nutrilite’s new All Plant Protein Powder is unique because it uses a tri-blend of soy, wheat and pea protein to help keep you healthy and energetic without animal products or dairy. But it’s not just what’s inside the package that makes this product special. The canister itself has unique characteristics.
Packaging engineers and designers created multiple prototypes using wide variety of feedback to produce an All Plant Protein canister that really stands out. You’ll notice the uniqueness when you pick it up and hold it in your hand.
It has a visual connection with the NUTRILITE™ supplement bottle shape. The handle grip makes the container easier to hold. And the translucent green cap matches the color and transparency of a DOUBLE X™ supplement tray. It’s also made of plastic, which has a smaller carbon footprint than our previous package and is more easily recycled into common recycling streams available around the globe.
So, when you open your All Plant Protein Powder, enjoy what’s inside, but take some time to appreciate the package it came in, too!
In partnership with the Korean Nutrition Society, Amway Korea made a long-term commitment to help children by developing a list of 19 questions aimed at evaluating a child’s diet and eating habits and coming up with an index score it calls the NQ.
The questions span five areas: balance, diversity, moderation, regularity and practice.
They ask children how many kinds of vegetables they eat with each meal, whether they eat breakfast regularly and how long they play video games or watch TV each day. They also ask how often children eat sweets, instant noodles, fast food and fruits, among other things.
The questions are based on the results of two studies that looked at the Korean Dietary Guidelines and evaluation tools being used or studied in Korea and elsewhere. The index is used to evaluate and improve a child’s eating habits and overall nutrition.
Women Dong, a monthly magazine in Korea, recently reported on the NQ, highlighting the importance of balanced nutrition in childhood.
Our Amway One by One Campaign for Children celebrates 10 years of providing hope, inspiration and generosity to children across the world. In those 10 years, 10 million children have been helped by the efforts of our wonderful distributors and employees. We celebrate that accomplishment and thank everyone who made a difference. We also look forward to the next 10 years of building better lives for children in our communities.
Amway now operates in more than 100 countries and territories. Wherever we go, we try to connect with the community, and our hometown is no different.
We are pleased to partner with Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD TV to share our stories of connecting to the West Michigan community. As Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos explain in these videos, connecting with community has always been a part of the Amway culture.
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.