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PLANET

We’re committed to being good global citizens. We know we can’t do it all, but we can do our part to help preserve and protect the world we live in.

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ZERO-WASTE COMMITMENT

At Nu Skin, we commit to building a global network of zero-waste facilities. What does that mean? It means that starting with our global headquarters in Provo, we’re working to divert 90 percent or more of our non-hazardous waste from landfills. How are we achieving this? By reducing, reusing, recycling, and tracking our progress. We also understand that the best method for reducing our waste is to avoid using it in the first place.

By removing single-use cups from campus
we saved approximately 3 tons (6,000 lbs.) of plastic annually,
and 2.23 tons (4460 lbs.) of paper annually.
That is the equivalent of 100 cubic yards of landfill space,
37.91 trees,
15,610 gallons of water,
and 2,92.4 gallons of oil.

What we can’t reduce, we reuse. And what we can’t reuse, we recycle. Last year alone*, we recycled a total of 178.87 tons of material - that helped avoid filling over 800 cubic yards of landfill space with more trash and we’re just getting started.

*Reported numbers from 2018

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

We recognize that climate change is a global issue that is bigger than any one individual or company. However, we believe that we can make a difference by reducing our carbon footprint and are looking for ways to proactively engage and do our part.

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LEED GOLD CERTIFIED
BUILDINGS

Our facilities were built with sustainability in mind. Nu Skin’s two main locations—the global headquarters in Provo, Utah and the Greater China Innovation Park—are LEED Gold Certified. Six regional stores are LEED certified as well.

What does that mean? Here’s some examples.

  • The Innovation Center Atrium is heated by energy produced from our datacenter.
  • We have a single-stream recycling process that increases our recycling capacity.
  • Heat exchanger technologies reduce the amount of energy needed to heat our water LED lighting is used across our buildings with light harvesting technologies and occupancy sensors.

We are continually striving to ensure that our buildings are sustainable and invite you to learn more about our LEED Certifications here.

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SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY
CHAIN

Nu Skin partners with major domestic carriers that participate in EPA’s SmartWay program. The SmartWay program helps reduce freight transportation-related emissions through advanced technologies and improved logistics operations to help reduce their environmental footprint.

*(California’s CARB (California Air Resources Board), which mandates that heavy trucks and buses use 2010 or newer engines by 2023.)

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CONTROLLED
ENVIRONMENTAL
AGRICULTURE

Nu Skin is striving to source responsibly and part of that initiative is our investment in controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) technology. Through CEA technology we can use a fraction of the water and land required in traditional farming without the use of herbicides and pesticides. As the technology is further developed, Nu Skin plans to begin adding CEA-sourced ingredients to its products in place of traditionally grown ingredients.

Water use
Land use (biodiversity conservation)
Pesticide/fertilizer use
Nutrition/phytochemical density

We recognize the importance of sustainable ingredient sourcing within our supply chain. For further information, click here.