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Shaklee formed in 1956 and began the leading provider of natural and environmentally friendly nutrition, household products, and personal care.
Shaklee also supports corporate and social responsibility through devoting continuous efforts to enrich the communities in which it employs and sells products. Each year Shaklee runs approximately 83,000 laboratory and quality assurance tests on nutritional products and their ingredients and invests over $250 million dollars on product research and development and clinical trials.
Impact on the Industry
In the year 2000, Shaklee U.S. received the official Climate Neutral Certification, the first company to do so. This means that Shaklee found and restricted CO2 emissions and invested external offset projects to bring their CO2 ( www.mlmlegal.com ) emissions down to zero.
The Shaklee company has also received numerous other achievements including the IntegriTREE Award presented by New Leaf Paper in 2004, Nutritional Business Journal "Gold" Award for Environment & Sustainability in 2003, the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) National Environmental Excellence Award in the Environmental Stewardship category in 2002, the Facility of the Year Award from Environmental Protection Magazine in 2002, the International Climate Protection Award from the US EPA in 2002, the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Award from the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance in 2001, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award and Certificate of Recognition for the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2001, the Environmental Business Leadership Award from Earth Day New York in 2000, the 2000 Business Environmental Award from the Bay Area Action/Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation in 2000, and the Green Chip Award for one of the nation's ten most environmentally conscious companies presented by Family Circle Magazine in 1990.
The company takes part in environmental efforts by printing on recycled paper, recycling, telecommuting, and using public transportation.Shaklee keeps a scientific advisory board on hand that includes nationally recognized physicians and scientists that continuously evaluate the latest products. These scientists include Yasuhiko Kojima, M.D., Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., Peter Sacks, M.D., and Chen Chunming, M.D.
Discussion of Products
Shaklee offers a variety of products that include weight management products, personal care, beauty products, water, home care, vitamin supplements, and air purification products.
Discussion of Opportunity
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Discussion of Distributor Base and Sales Volume in U.S.
Over the years, Shaklee has paid over three billion dollars in commissions to representatives worldwide. The health and wellness industry is predicted to quadruple in size to one trillion dollars in the next five years, which makes the outlook for distributors bright.
Shaklee has over 100 published studies and offers the highest standards for ingredient quality, purity, and efficacy.In 2010, Shaklee ranked as the twenty-fifth largest global direct sales company, with $500 million in net sales. In 2011, Shaklee reported net sales of $515 million. The company operates in eight markets, with 1.25 million salespeople and 750 employees.
Company website: www.shaklee.com
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