Ever since Forever Living Products was founded in 1978, we’ve had the utmost respect for nature. While we’ve always been environmentally conscious, we wanted to hold ourselves accountable.
Not Just Greenwashing
Our challenge to be more eco-friendly wasn’t based on following fads or silencing critics. We are doing it because it is the right thing to do. Unlike other companies that brag about minimal changes just to keep up with environmental trends, we assessed our practices, made a plan to better ourselves, and sought the certification of the International Organization for Standardization—an independent organization that evaluates companies’ environmental impact.
In 2006 we launched a formal environmental sustainability program to challenge ourselves to do more. Our documented Environmental Management System was certified to the international ISO 14000 standard and we have maintained that certification every year since!
We designated two areas where we could improve: * Waste Generation * Waste Recovery
Since we began monitoring our progress we have reduced our waste by 50% and increased our recycling from 26% to 61%. While we are proud of this progress, and we’re not slowing down. We continue to progress and challenge ourselves to do more.
Our Carbon Footprint
Forever Living Products' net carbon footprint is one of a net positive effect on the environment. When it comes to the efficiency of converting CO2 into oxygen, 20 aloe plants are equal to one tree.
With over 40 million aloe vera plants in our plantations, our aloe vera plantations actually cleanse the earth of 2 million tons of CO2 every year!