USANA recently released its second annual sustainability report. The report offers a high-level outline of USANA sustainability efforts, including organizational priorities based on a comprehensive materiality assessment and the company’s progress in 2021.
“This is our second sustainability report, and we are already making substantial improvements over 2020,” says Kevin Guest, USANA chairman and CEO. “As I look ahead, I am optimistic about the future. Our strategy to strengthen, diversify and grow our worldwide business is right on track, underpinned by our commitment to advance the ESG (environmental, social and governance) goals set forth by our Board of Directors. Our goal is to incorporate best practices across all our operations and markets as we strive to improve communities around the world. I thank all our employees for their hard work and all our stakeholders for their continued support as we work to create the healthiest family on earth.”
The USANA 2021 report highlights the company’s recent ESG achievements. Some notable results include the following:
- Achieved 84% engagement in global employee surveys
- Majority of U.S. employees have participated in diversity and inclusion training
- Implemented >$1 million in salary adjustments, including raising starting wages for entry-level employees
- Employees completed over 8,000 hours on professional development
- Provided over 4.5 million meals through the USANA Foundation
- Led first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Volunteer Week
- Saved ~400,000 pages of paper by transitioning globally to an online holiday gift guide
- 26% of energy used at our HQ campus comes from solar arrays and renewable energy certificates
- Began transition to 25% post-consumer recycled materials for our bottles in the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand
- Switched from plastic bubble to 100% biodegradable fill in U.S. packaging
- Invested $10.6 million in R&D
- Developed a scorecard to evaluate suppliers on ESG standards
For the 2021 report, the company increased its alignment with relevant reporting frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“2021 continued the uncertainty and rapid change we saw in 2020, but USANA weathered the storm and took our ESG efforts to new heights. We have invested so much into improving our people, planet and products, and I’m glad we have this report to share our great work with the world. I consider this to be required reading for all our stakeholders; it should give them something to feel really proud about,” says Paul Jones, USANA’s Chief People Officer.
To view the full 2021 sustainability report, please click here.