Shaklee honored for corporate sustainability efforts

Pleasanton company receives awards for environmental leadership

Pleasanton-based Shaklee Corporation announced yesterday that it has received two new environmental awards for 2009 that honor the company's sustainable business practices.

In April, Breathe California presented Shaklee with the Clean Air Award for greenhouse gas emissions reductions and on May 28, the company was awarded with the 2009 Acterra Business Award for Sustainability.

"Shaklee has been committed to environmental stewardship for over 50 years, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts," said Shaklee Chairman and CEO, Roger Barnett. "Our company was created with a mission to make people and the planet healthier--values that are more relevant now than ever before."

"Today, this mission remains deeply engrained in the 750,000 Shaklee Eco-Entrepreneurs around the world, guiding them as they positively impact the health of our families and planet through our sustainable business model," he added.

Shaklee received the 2009 Business Award for Sustainability from Acterra on May 28, according to a statement issued yesterday by Erica Rosen of Lippe Taylor Brand Communications.

"During Acterra's rigorous three-month judging process that involved 25 regional environmental and sustainability experts, Shaklee presented the panel with highlights from its 50 year sustainability portfolio which includes pioneering leadership in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, long term commitment to environmentally friendly products, environmental advocacy through partnerships with leading NGO's, and through community advocacy through Shaklee's 750,000 eco-entrepreneurs," the statement said.

"Shaklee emerged as the winner in a field of very fine and qualified candidates due to its exceptional achievements in each Business Environmental Awards category, the combination of which forms our top award for sustainability," said Norm Ploss, the Business Environmental

Awards judging team captain. "They lead in corporate environmental awareness, proving green and sustainable is a successful business model; Shaklee Corporation is a standout on all accounts."

Breathe California awarded Shaklee the 2009 Clean Air Award for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions because of Shaklee's pioneering leadership in achieving a net-zero carbon footprint, the Lippe Taylor Brand Communications announcement stated.

"In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral certified to totally offset its greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a net-zero impact on the environment," the statement said. "Achieving another first, in 2007, Shaklee became the first consumer products company to offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions through the U.S.EPA Climate Leaders program and use 100% green power."

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