Protecting Our Environment
We have long understood that protecting our natural resources is an integral part of our mission to help people to live longer, healthier lives. The negative effects of environmental pollutants on human health, as well as the health of our global ecosystem, have been firmly established. We believe that by damaging our environment, we run the risk of severely limiting our potential for longevity and vitality.
This is why we are committed to doing our part to reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with our business. Here are just a few of our efforts:
Efficient Corporate Office
Our corporate offices are energy efficient and 95% paperless! We generate virtually no waste - almost everything is recycled or composted. We encourage our employees to use public transportation.
Sustainable Retail Practices
We use minimal packaging materials in our warehouse, and we recycle both cardboard and plastic. We do not outsource any of our manufacturing overseas where environmental standards may be lax, and use only all natural dyes and preservatives in our products.
Commitment to Sustainable Forestry
We support sustainable forestry by using only environmentally responsible, Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified paper for our catalogs and other printed materials.
Clean Wind Power
We are now officially 100% wind powered! By purchasing wind power credits for our corporate offices and warehouse, we have offset 100% of the carbon energy we use.