Earth Day 2020

EARTH DAY
Conservation, Restoration, Community Development, and Wise Use

 

doTERRA believes that we are all stewards of the Earth. We are committed to conservation, restoration, community development, and wise use. To celebrate Earth Day, let’s take a look at some of the ways doTERRA is committed to accomplishing this around the world.

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Sustainable Shipping Solutions

Earlier this year, doTERRA announced new sustainable shipping solutions. We are transitioning to new shipper boxes, saving 1.3 million square feet of cardboard every month. That’s 15.6 million square feet every year!

Our new shipper boxes feature:

  • 30-40 percent post-consumer recycled material
  • Optimized sizing, reducing cardboard usage by 40 percent

In addition to our new boxes, doTERRA is replacing plastic bubble wrap and air pillows with paper alternatives in all North America distribution centers. Combined, this will reduce plastic waste by 177,000 pounds. Stretched in a straight line, that’s 4,036 miles of plastic, or the distance from Tokyo to Kona, Hawaii.

Plus, all of our new paper alternatives are curbside recyclable.

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Co-Impact Sourcing

doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing creates shared value for all stakeholders in the supply chain by being at the source and intentionally implementing environmental stewardship and social impact initiatives. Through our worldwide sourcing efforts, doTERRA has supported over 165,000 jobs and benefited over 538,555 lives.

Here are just a few of our sustainable sourcing initiatives:

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Hawaiian Sandalwood: Hawaii’s native Sandalwood trees have long been prized for their beautiful aroma and unique properties. Unfortunately, the land and its resources have not always been managed properly. doTERRA is working with the Hawaiian government to create a meaningful and positive impact on many native species. We have planted over 35,000 native trees since 2018.

Our goal for 2020 is to plant more than 135,000 trees, which will be the largest native reforestation effort in Hawaii.

Learn more about the Co-Impact Sourcing of Hawaiian Sandalwood.

Frankincense: doTERRA is a leading voice in Frankincense research and sustainability initiatives.

  • We lead the charge in propagation and have developed some of the first Frankincense nurseries in harvesting areas.
  • We work with our network of harvesting communities and resin-sorting warehouses for continuously improved traceability and transparency through the supply chain.

Learn more about the Co-Impact Sourcing of Frankincense.

Douglas Fir: doTERRA’s Douglas Fir essential oil is sourced from New Zealand where the tree is considered an invasive species. The production of essential oil from young trees helps prevent further spread of the species and supports the ecosystem by providing an opportunity to regenerate native species.

Learn more about the Co-Impact Sourcing of Douglas Fir.

doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation

As committed stewards, doTERRA is pursing what’s pure, which includes the pure love of humanity. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation empowers people and communities worldwide to make positive and sustainable change.

Last year, we participated in:

  • Building an art center for childhood survivors of human trafficking in Thailand.
  • In Utah, we provided human trafficking prevention education for 500,000 students.
  • Funded a forensics lab in Peru to help officials rescue more survivors of human trafficking and prosecute traffickers.
  • In Nepal, we completed three of four drinking water systems and tanks, with a fourth coming online soon.
  • Provided resources for the installation of eight latrines and handwashing stations in Camboida.
  • Built three water tanks in Kenya to supply clean water for the 950 students who attended the Mwamose Primary School, as well as members of the surrounding community.
  • In Rwanda, we assisted with the construction of new dormitories at G.S. Mere du Verbe Kibeho school.
  • Hosted afterschool clases for native Taiwanese pupils from underprivileged families.
  • Supported the Days for Girls Social Enterprise Program in East Africa, bringing local leadership to low- and middle-income communities. This initiative supported nearly 61,000 women and girls.
  • We also distributed 30,011 emergency relief hygiene kits to communities around the world. View the complete Annual Report for a full list of all our 2019 impact.

View the complete Annual Report for a full list of all our 2019 impact.

Corporate Headquarters

Responsible stewardship begins at home. The materials used to build doTERRA’s global campus were primarily from recycled sources. Over 75% of the construction waste from our campus was taken to facilities for recycling and reuse.

The sunshades on our buildings allow more light and warmth in during the winter and block light and heat in the summer.

Every light on doTERRA’s campus is connected to motion and light sensors that detect ambient light and adjust accordingly.

 

Global Convention

As the largest single-company convention in the State of Utah, doTERRA is leading the way in event sustainability. In 2018, doTERRA’s Global Convention was a zero waste event.

In 2019, we:

  • Donated 7,787 pounds of materials to local partners.
  • Recycled 33,434 pounds of materials.
  • Donated 1,518 meals from 1,821 pounds of food rescued through Utah Food services.
  • Reduced 130,662 pounds of carbon—the equivalent of 143,728 car miles avoided or 1,568 trees planted for 10 years!

We Need Your Help!

doTERRA is dedicated to protecting our beautiful planet, but we can’t do it alone! We encourage our customers to properly recycle or upcycle doTERRA packaging after enjoying their products. By keeping our planet clean, we can keep making your favorite essential oils for years to come.

Learn more about how to recycle doTERRA packaging.

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