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USANA Health Sciences - Company of the Year

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Company: USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Company Description: USANA Health Sciences is one of the top health and wellness companies in the world. Founded in 1992, USANA has become a global company that is highly regarded for not only the quality of their products but the exceptional work of its employees. USANA's products consist of supplements, vitamins, foods and a skin care line all manufactured to meet the highest of standards.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Health Products & Services - Large

Nomination Title: USANA Health Sciences

Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since 1 January 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

USANA is known around the world for its mission of providing people with the opportunity to achieve “true health and true wealth”, and that mission begins with USANA’s employees, who are encouraged to improve their health and given numerous opportunities to advance their current and future financial situations. Along with improving the lives of the amazing people who work for USANA, the company prides itself on the incredible charitable contributions it has made to people from the state of Utah, to people all over the world.

USANA was founded on science, which means that research and development is priority number one. USANA’s goal is to provide the world with the highest quality products made with cutting-edge science through research and development and constant quality control testing.

USANA’s R&D team continued their momentum this past year after their successful launch of InCelligenceä in 2016 with the creation of the USANA Celaviveä skincare system in 2017.

Celavive is founded on the science of beauty. Formulated with USANA InCelligence Technology, Celavive helps unlock your body’s power to defy visible aging. These high-performance skin care products feature ingredients designed to boost your skin’s natural renewal process, delivering benefits that are unique to your individual beauty.

In addition to the Cell-Signaling Complex, Celavive products also feature Olivol Botanical Blend comprised of fruit extracts that have been clinically shown to provide 24 hours of rich hydration after just one application.

By introducing combinations of key cosmetic nutrients and powerful peptides, Celavive helps support healthy, beauty-preserving functions within your skin to battle the most common signs of visible skin aging including dryness, loss of elasticity, photo damage, discoloration, texture, and wrinkles.

USANA’s flagship charitable organization, the True Health Foundation has done incredible work for people in need all over the world. Over the last year, the True Health Foundation has:

-Raised more than $1.9M through donations.
-Teamed up with corporate partner Women’s Tennis Association to kick off its Aces for Humanity campaign, raising more than $25,000.
-Raised more than $200,000 during USANA’s 2017 International Convention through their Guinness World Record attempt and Champions for Change 5k.
-3200 supply boxes—which equals 153,600 meals for those in need—were packed during convention.
-Contributed $220,000 toward disaster relief in Houston, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
-Donated over $400,000 in Usanimals children's multivitamins to orphanages, clinics and mercy networks throughout the world.
-Delivered over 3500 hours of volunteer service.
-Organized several service trips throughout the year in Malaysia, Uganda, and Mexico where they provided more than 3,000 hours of service to local communities in need of medical services, meals and nourishment, as well as repairs to homes, schools, and orphanages.

Additionally, USANA continued to see exponential growth financially by amazing growth in its product sales. The company recently reported its 15th consecutive year of mind-blowing record sales and earnings. Net sales for 2016 increased by 4.1 percent to a record $1.047 billion—continuing USANA’s run of sales over the billion-dollar mark.

USANA is always looking to improve the lives of its employees and there has been a recent initiative from USANA executives to give employees improved benefits and family life at home. Through this new directive, USANA surprised employees by announcing that USANA will now offer two additional days of PTO and 16 hours of “family hours” that employees can use during the year to ensure they get as much time with their family as possible. And to top it all off, USANA is now giving employees 12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and six weeks of fully paid paternity leave. This is in addition to health and wellness benefits employees already receive on a daily basis at the office, like an onsite gym, healthy café, fitness classes, and discounted products.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this organization since the beginning of 2017 (up to 150 words).

-2017 marked USANA’s 15th consecutive year of record sales.
-Reached the billion-dollar sales record for the second time in the company’s history.
-Raised millions of dollars for local and worldwide charities, including USANA’s own True Health Foundation.
-Named one of the best places to work in the industry and the state of Utah.
-Launched the new Celavive skincare system which helps unlock your body’s power to defy visible aging.
Extended its partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association through 2018.
-Remains a trusted partner and sponsor of The Dr. Oz Show.
-Broke the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Scientists
-Had 4 products certified pure by third party tester, ConsumerLab.com

Of the following measures of success, which ONE do you want the judges to most appreciate about your organization's story of achievement since the beginning of 2017? Overall Innovation