Have you ever wondered: What does Amway believe in?
We recently sent a team on a world tour armed with a film crew to answer that question. They went to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Guangzhou, Bangalore, New York and our own World Headquarters, meeting with Amway Business Owners along the way.
The resulting video is a powerful answer to that question: Amway believes in people – people and their potential.
As the video states, “This potential is a postive force within all of us, and, when it’s inspired, it can’t be contained by race or class or creed or anything else. This is why we started Amway: to help people live better lives by helping them realize their potential.”
So, what is our most precious resource? An energy so big it can transform the world? Just watch…
At Amway, we have an award-winning internship program that immerses students in the business world, giving them real projects and opportunities to learn from seasoned colleagues and executives.
Our Amway Business Owners also have access to free, extensive training to help ensure a successful start.
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.
We wish everyone a joyous new year of Freedom, Family, Hope and Reward!
Our World Headquarters is closed for the New Year holiday.
Our World Headquarters is closed today and tomorrow, Dec. 24-25, in celebration of the Christmas holiday. For those who celebrate, may it be filled with joy!
Remember on Nov. 20 when we told you about the 1,400 bikes being assembled at our Spaulding Avenue facility near our World Headquarters for Amway Universal Children’s Day?
Those were being built for Elves & More of West Michigan, a nonprofit that delivers bikes to children in need each Christmas season. The elves were busy over the weekend.
They delivered those 1,400 bikes, plus 1,100 more to children in the neighborhood of Burton Elementary and Middle schools in Grand Rapids. See great coverage of the bike give-away here from WOOD TV. It includes a lot of smiling faces.
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.
The new $81 million Amway manufacturing facility on Spaulding Avenue in Ada, Michigan, USA, is taking shape just down the street from our World Headquarters.
Walls, flooring, plumbing and ventilation are mostly in place. As those aspects of the job are being completed, leaders are now shifting their attention to the equipment that will actually make the soft gel capsules and tablets for our Nutrilite products around the world.
This week, several members of the engineering team – along with staff from manufacturing and maintenance – are meeting with soft gel equipment manufacturers to complete something called a Factory Acceptance Test.
The manufacturers have created a full production line at their site, setting up the equipment in the same way that it will be installed at the Spaulding Avenue facility. They will use the same or similar raw materials that we will use to simulate a full production run. This extensive review is part of making sure that everything is right, and, if not, fixing any issues before the equipment arrives in Ada.
All other equipment is undergoing similar testing as well, and the efforts don’t end there. Once the equipment arrives, more tests and trials will be run over several months to ensure the highest standard of quality and validation.
Getting it right is what Amway is all about. The Factory Acceptance Test is one more step in helping us get there. Check out more photos of the progress at our Amway Facebook page.
Earlier this month, all four Amway regional presidents sat down to chat with employees at Amway World Headquarters about their corners of the world. They shared insights, initiatives and compelling stories about local corporate citizenship efforts and Amway Business Owners (ABOs).
In Southeast Asia, Jim Payne uses his 30+ years of experience with Amway and time-tested relationships to lead several countries in which Amway already holds a top market share position. He highlighted Amway’s appeal to those under age 35 in Vietnam, one of our newest markets. He told a story of a Japanese ABO who lost half of her family and downline distributors during the 2011 tsunami. The loss motivated her to rebuild her business to the Diamond level in only three years, using her income to support and help rebuild her still-struggling community.
Greater China Regional President Gan Chee Eng, focused on China’s Amway Charity Foundation, which was recently named one of the Top 10 Most Transparent Foundations in China. The foundation was featured during this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting, where its Spring Sprouts Kitchen project was highlighted as one of CGI’s Commitments to Action.
With 30 countries, 26 languages, 19 currencies and 11 time zones, Europe/India/Africa Regional President Samir Behl describes his region as having three advantages: diversity, complexity and opportunity. He shared that there are more women than men in Russia and they live longer. In addition to the societal impact of this, he (only half-jokingly) said this could contribute to a huge demand for beauty products such as ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND.
Last, but certainly not least, in the home region of our headquarters – the Americas – Tanios Viviani says he lives for hearing, and telling, our ABO stories. The Americas president recently attended an event in the United States where he met a Costa Rican native who had left his parents and moved to Mexico to find success, promising not to return until they could be proud of him. After many years and he returned as a Diamond level ABO and was able to tell his mother that “Amway was [his] graduation in life.” That ABO now supports his family with his business. Tanios knows there are others like him capable and willing to do the same and says his region will do more than its part to ensure the Amway opportunity is relevant to future generations.
Across the miles and the 100-plus countries and territories where the Amway opportunity can be found, these four men brought their markets to life and connected our employees in Ada, Michigan, with the ABOs they support all over the world.
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.