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11 June 2012

ACHIEVEMENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS
FOUNDED IN 1956, SHAKLEE IS THE FIRST COMPANY IN THE WORLD TO OBTAIN CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION AND TOTALLY OFFSET ITS CO2 EMISSIONS, RESULTING IN A NET ZERO IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

FOR 50 YEARS, SHAKLEE HAS QUIETLY LED THE WAY IN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND SUPPORT OF SOCIAL CAUSES.

MILESTONES

1956
Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee founded a company based on Living in Harmony with Nature® that is committed to developing products to improve the health of people and the planet.

1960s
Shaklee introduces Basic-H® Concentrated Organic Cleaner, one of the first nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners.

1960
Introduced one of the first biodegradable cleaners



1970s
Shaklee introduces one of the first biodegradable laundry detergents without phosphates, nitrates, or borates.

1980s

1985
Shaklee was selected by the Wild Dolphin Project to provide environmentally-friendly cleaning products for use onboard their research vessel, Stenella. The Wild Dolphin Project is dedicated to studying the habitat of dolphins and Shaklee’s relationship has continued for 21 years.

1986
Shaklee provided financial support and products for the first recorded, unsupported expedition by dog sled to the North Pole, led by National Geographic award-winning polar explorer, author, and educator Will Steger.

1987
Shaklee was selected by Jacques Cousteau and the Cousteau Society to provide environmentally friendly cleaning products for use onboard their research vessels, the Calypso and Alcyone.

1989
Shaklee helped build schools and health clinics and planted more than one million trees in Asia through a partnership with the American Himalayan Foundation, an organization chaired by Sir Edmund Hillary.

1989
Shaklee support helped plant more than one million trees in Asia

1989
Provided nutritional support to Will Steger for three record-breaking polar expeditions that investigated global warming and melting ice caps



1989-90
Shaklee provided financial and product support for a trans-Antarctica expedition led by Will Steger, which was the first crossing of Antarctica on foot, covering 3,700 miles. Following this expedition, Steger testified before Congress on polar and environmental issues and co-founded the Center for Environmental Education.

1990s

1990
Shaklee’s nontoxic and biodegradable Basic-H® was chosen as one of the first official Earth Day products.

1990
Recognized as one of the 10 most environmental companies by Family Circle’s Green-Chip Award



1991
Shaklee introduces Basic-D®, one of the first phosphate-free automatic dishwashing detergents.

1991
Healthy Home products used in Biosphere 2 project



1992
Shaklee Cares®, a nonprofit organization, was established and dedicated to providing relief from natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes, whose severity has been compounded by climate change.

1995
Shaklee provided financial and product support for the third International Arctic Project led by Will Steger. This was the first surface crossing of the 2,500-mile-wide Arctic Ocean. The expedition brought information about environmental issues and changes to the polar landscape to millions of school children worldwide.

1996
Shaklee environmentally-friendly cleaning products were selected by Ocean Alliance and the Whale Conservation Institute to be used onboard the Odyssey, a research vessel that gathers data on contaminants throughout the world’s oceans. This relationship continues today.


1996

Shaklee products used aboard Odyssey, a research vessel that gathers data on contaminants throughout the world’s oceans



1998
Shaklee becomes a Charter Partner of the U.S. EPA’s Climate Wise Program, which set aggressive corporate-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals.

2000s

2000  
Shaklee becomes the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset its CO2emissions.













2000
The first U.S. company certified as having a net zero impact on global warming



2000
Shaklee opens its World Headquarters, one of the first green, energy-saving, award-winning buildings designed using sustainable materials, including certified sustainable wood, recycled carpets, and recycled plastics. In 2001, Shaklee received the Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award by the American Institute of Architects.













2002
Awarded the Climate Protection Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency














2002

Shaklee earned the Environmental Stewardship Award from Social Accountability International













2003

Supported construction of an energy-efficient wind turbine on Native American reservations














2003

Converted high-polluting school buses in Los Angeles to those with low emissions



2005












Shaklee becomes a major partner of the Green Belt Movement, founded by Dr. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

2006
Dr. Wangari Maathai becomes the Global Ambassador for A Million Trees. A Million Dreams™, a Shaklee environmental campaign that raises awareness of global climate change and initiates efforts to plant trees in North America and Africa.

2006
Shaklee holds a first-ever carbon neutral conference in San Francisco by offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from the Company's 50th Anniversary Conference, attended by some 10,000 participants.

2006
Shaklee is selected as a U.S. EPA Climate Leader, pledging to maintain a net zero impact on climate change and offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions through 2009.

2006
Shaklee is commended by President Bill Clinton for leadership in offsetting carbon emissions by creating renewable energy in Africa and is recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative.

2007
Shaklee becomes a founding member of the Business Council on Climate Change, an organization of businesses that serves as an inspiration and model of global climate stewardship by implementing effective and economically sound solutions to climate change.

2007
Shaklee provides financial and product support for polar explorer Will Steger and his GlobalWarming101.com expedition. This brand-new expedition includes an extensive educational outreach campaign to students throughout America to raise awareness of the impact of global climate change on five Inuit communities in the Arctic.

2007
Shaklee is the first consumer products company to offset 100% of CO2 emissions through the EPA Climate Leader’s program and use 100% green power.

2007








Shaklee is selected by the nation's leading child advocacy group, Healthy Child Healthy World, to be the exclusive partner for a new video titled, "Creating Healthy Environments for Children."

2007
Shaklee is selected by the producers of THE 11th HOUR, a feature length documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a partner due to its exemplary track record for environmental leadership.

2007












Shaklee partnered with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and The Earth Institute at Columbia University to facilitate direct emissions reductions through the installation of solar-powered LED lanterns in Malawi. This installation project replaces inefficient and unhealthy kerosene wick lamps and provides an improved and sustainable source of reading and task lighting for villagers in Malawi. 

2008

Shaklee named to the Top 20 Retail Partner list by the EPA Green Power Partnership in recognition of being a top purchaser of green power.

2009
Shaklee is 100% carbon neutral. The greenhouse gas inventories for 2008 covering all Shaklee operations worldwide include US, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico and Taiwan, were reviewed by a third party, Econergy International, in accordance with the World Resources Institute protocol for all six Kyoto-defined greenhouse gases.

2009
Shaklee is honored with a Clean Air Award by Breathe California in recognition of Shaklee’s leadership in reducing global warming and improving air quality.

2009
Shaklee is honored with the Business Environmental Award for Sustainability from Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet for environmental stewardship, climate action leadership and social equality.

2010
Shaklee is 100% carbon neutral. The greenhouse gas inventory for 2010 covering all Shaklee operations worldwide include US, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Malaysia and Taiwan, were reviewed by a third party, WSP Environment & Energy, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for all six Kyoto-defined greenhouse gases.
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