ADA, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporate social responsibility initiatives, investments in community and charitable efforts are among the work detailed in a new U.S. Impact Report issued by Amway, an entrepreneur-led health and wellness company based in Ada, Michigan. The report spotlights several longstanding and impactful efforts supported by Amway and co-led by independent business owners (IBOs) across the country.
“Amway is built on a passion that fuels our people to innovate products that help people live better, healthier lives,” said Milind Pant, CEO of Amway, “all the while inspiring others into inclusive entrepreneurship that makes the Amway business accessible and meaningful for everyone.”
As detailed in the Impact Report, Amway delivers quality health and wellness products to consumers while fostering relationships between employees, more than 130,000 U.S.-based independent business owners and the communities in which Amway operates.
Among the company’s investments in communities, the longstanding partnership between Amway, several IBOs, and the U.S. Dream Academy continued this year, connecting DreamKids – children whose parents are incarcerated – with nurturing mentors. Powered by Amway employee and IBO volunteers, the program’s weekly virtual mentorship sessions cover three key elements: skill-building, character-building and dream-building.
Amway’s decades-long relationship with EasterSeals continued to provide support services to empower people with disabilities. Through hosting events and targeted giving campaigns, Amway Corp. and Amway independent business owners have helped raise over $35 million.
As Amway continues to thrive, so does the opportunity to reduce its environmental footprint. Over the last year, Amway’s farms have invested in weeding technology and other regenerative agriculture practices to recycle nutrients through regenerative agriculture. Amway has also prioritized reducing packaging waste for products and working to make packaging recyclable.
Amway’s corporate social responsibility pillars of health, nutrition and wellness; and empowerment and engagement were on display at the 2022 Amway Cares event, where more than 400 employees served 17 non-profit organizations across several cities near Ada, Michigan. In 2023, the numbers increased to 600 employees supporting 41 community projects.
The new Impact Report also details The Amway Promise, the company’s comprehensive consumer protection offering to business owners and customers. Amway believes in zero purchase requirements for IBOs and minimal costs associated with starting a business, to ensure the opportunity is available to all Americans.
“This business continues to blossom as a longstanding collaboration between the founding families, employees and business owners – across the globe and right here at home,” said Andrew Schmidt, Managing Director of North America, “People are the soul of our company; and their success is at the heart of everything we do.”