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Shaklee Corporation

Company: Shaklee Corporation, Pleasanton, CA
Company Description: For 50 years, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally-friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral™ certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions.
Nomination Category: Company Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program

Nomination Title: Shaklee Corporation’s 2007 Environmental Achievements

 

  1. Tell the story about what this nominated company achieved since January 1 2007 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

    In 2007, Shaklee added to its more than 50 year history of environmental 
    stewardship through a number of new projects, partnerships and achievements.

    Projects
    Shaklee offset 111 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase
    of certified Green-e renewable energy with 100 percent wind power for which the
    company was designated a Green Power Partner by the U.S. Environmental
    Protection Agency. Shaklee sponsored renowned polar explorer Will Steger on a
    4th expedition to raise broad public awareness about global warming. Shaklee
    partnered with Millennium Promise to facilitate direct emissions reductions by
    providing sustainable solar energy to electrify villages in Africa. This solar
    project faced many obstacles, including infrastructure and political problems
    in Kenya, identifying villages in Malawi, and getting the solar products
    distributed and piloted with coordination from The Earth Institute.

    Partnerships
    Shaklee was selected by the nation’s leading child advocacy group, Healthy
    Child Healthy World, as the exclusive partner for a new video titled, “Creating
    Healthy Environments for Children” starring actress Amy Brenneman. Shaklee was
    also selected by the producers of The 11th Hour, a feature length documentary
    narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a partner for its exemplary environmental
    leadership. In 2007, Shaklee also became a founding member of the Business
    Council on Climate Change, an organization that encourages economically sound
    solutions to global climate change.

    Achievements
    According to Nielsen Buzzmetrics, Shaklee is one of the most popular brands
    currently discussed in connection with sustainability. Global Green USA awarded
    its Organizational Design Award to Shaklee for outstanding leadership in
    spreading the message of caring for the planet through its network of more than
    750,000 members and distributors. Shaklee’s Get Clean line of non-toxic,
    environmentally-friendly household cleaning products was featured on the Oprah
    Winfrey Show several times in 2007; including the Earth Day show and Oprah’s
    Favorite Things show. Sales of the Shaklee Get Clean Kits in 2007 helped
    eliminate more than 23 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and prevented
    more than 10 million pounds of landfill waste. In fact, just through the sale
    of the flagship Shaklee Get Clean Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate
    alone, Shaklee has eliminated 3 billion bottles of conventional 26-ounce window
    cleaner -- if placed end-to-end, these bottles would wrap around the earth more
    than 19 times!

  2. List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, [http://www.youraddress.com]:

    http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200704/tows_past_20070420.jhtml
    http://11thhouraction.com/shakleeinterview
    http://www.epa.gov/grnpower/toplists/partner100.htm
    http://globalgreen.org/press/releases/2007_12_03_nvc.htm
    http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2007/03/05/daily46.html
    http://www.oprah.com/presents/2007/holiday/gifts/gifts_oft_350_118.jhtml

  3. Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated company:

    Roger Barnett is the Chairman and CEO of Shaklee Corporation. Roger’s career 
    includes leadership roles at Arcade, Inc., Beauty.com and Activated Holdings
    LLC.

    Mr. Barnett received his undergraduate degree from Yale College, his law degree
    from Yale Law School, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Roger has been selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic
    Forum (Davos). Additionally, Roger serves as a member on the Advisory Board to
    Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai's The Green Belt Movement, the Board of
    Advisors of Healthy Child Healthy World and the Board of the Environmental
    Media Association.