Amway has always aimed to live responsibly, and we believe in providing choices that help others do the same. To us, sustainability is a journey full of possibilities and opportunities to make a difference for the planet – through our own actions and by empowering our ABOs and their customers to reduce their impact.
Protecting plants and natural resources, designing more responsible products and packaging and globally reducing the impact of our operations: these are our priorities for making the planet better today. People at Amway have long made environmentally conscious improvements across the company. Our new targets through 2030 will further protect soil and water, reduce emissions, conserve resources and more.
Want to track our progress and new initiatives as our journey continues? Here’s what to look out for:
Sustainable plant actions and commitments
Plants are our passion and we’re passionate about protecting their future! We’re dedicated to moving beyond conservation measures to restorative practices on our nearly 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of certified organic farmland and encouraging similar efforts from our partner farms. Our farmers are always innovating sustainable methods of managing soil health.
On our own farmland we are…
- Creating a seed bank to conserve the biodiversity of key botanicals, and a nursery garden for raising acerola cherry trees to preserve the DNA of special acerola varieties.
- Increasing use of cover crops and reducing soil tilling to prevent topsoil erosion and enable farmland to capture more carbon from the air.
- Conserving water by using water meters, moisture sensors and weather centre data to optimise crop irrigation. We’re also reducing water used in processes such as root cleaning.
- Doing more to build up healthy soil, including expanding perennial crops and using laser weeders to control weeds. Nurturing the soil by rotating crops and returning unused plant matter to the land as compost and fertiliser have been practices at Nutrilite farms from the beginning.
- Increasing the amount of uncultivated native land around crops and planting more native plants as cover crops as habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Amway farms have long nurtured beneficial insects to control harmful insects.
- Using trained falcons to scare off birds and animals that might harm crops nearing harvest at the Trout Lake farms in USA.
- Leveraging traceability to provide proof of botanical and product sustainability.
- Empowering farm leaders to take care of surrounding communities by supporting educational efforts for local residents, contributing to local quality of life opportunities and ensuring our farming practices are safe and pay fairly. This has been an Amway value from the beginning.
With our botanical suppliers we are…
- Leading the way in traceability to document and enforce sustainability actions.
- Helping partner farms increase their land and water stewardship actions.
- Ensuring that partner farms’ practices are safe and that they pay fairly.
- Encouraging partner farms to contribute to the quality of life of surrounding communities.
- Partnering with key botanical suppliers to advance soil health, increase biodiversity and take steps to mitigate climate change on their farms.
At Amway, we see sustainability as a journey full of possibilities and opportunities to make a difference for the planet. To learn more, stay tuned for our next article.