"We take our leadership in CSR efforts very seriously at Young Living and I believe this recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to protecting our planet," said Jared Turner, president and COO of Young Living. "I am proud of our team's long record of giving back to create a healthier world for all of us to live in. The call for help is even greater during these unprecedented times, and we continue to leverage our innovative spirit to address the growing needs of today."
Young Living has made significant efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to help their employees, communities and the environment. Most recently, the company made the decision to extend remote work for employees at their headquarters through at least the end of the year. The company has found that by allowing 95% of the global headquarters' workforce to continue working from home, they will eliminate 20,175 pounds of carbon emissions per day. (Based on a 30-mile round trip commute estimate using the Utah Travelwise Emissions calculator.) Extending working from home through the end of the year, they could potentially eliminate over 3 million pounds of carbon emissions.
"Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity and bottom-line results," said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. "This year's Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5."
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.'s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5. Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA