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24 July 2023

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​​Herbalife Releases Second Global Sustainability Report​

New Report Underscores the Global Health and Wellness Company’s Commitments to Products, People and Planet

EMEA, July 25, 2023 Premier health and wellness company, Herbalife, today released its second global sustainability report: Live Your Best Life. The report covers the impacts the company made from 2021 to 2022 and provides transparency into its sustainable business practices and commitments across three priority areas: quality products, healthy people and communities, and a thriving planet.

“Herbalife is built on a proud legacy of helping people live their best lives and today this purpose is more important than ever”, says Michael Johnson, chairman and CEO of Herbalife. “As we look to the future, we’re modernising our business to meet the needs of our distributors, customers, employees, investors and communities while meeting our commitments to sustainable and integrated business practices and products that improve the overall health of our communities and the impact on our planet”.

Prioritising the areas where the company can have the greatest impact, Herbalife’s global sustainability strategy focuses on environmental stewardship, social responsibility and transparent governance practices. This strategy is informed by stakeholder priorities, enterprise risks and is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs).

In 2022, Herbalife conducted a formal stakeholder assessment to gather insights on its sustainability performance, priorities and how the company could enhance its sustainability transparency and reporting. This assessment helped Herbalife to identify the most significant sustainability issues facing the company. 

Herbalife’s 2021-2022 global sustainability report highlights the company’s achievements in the EMEA and India region and across each of its three priority areas, including:

Quality Products

Product of the Year Awards

  • UK: Women’s Health and Wellbeing category for Immune Booster in 2022 
  • Belgium: Collagen Skin Booster in 2021 
  • Ireland and UK: Tri-Blend Select, nutrition supplement category in 2021
  • Netherlands: Immune Booster in 2021 
  • Russia: High Protein Iced Coffee in 2021. 

Healthy People & Communities

  • The Power of Nutrition. Herbalife and the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) partnered with NGO The Power of Nutrition Foundation from 2022 to support the reduction of childhood stunting by providing essential nutrition and health services to children and mothers in Rwanda.
  • The Hunger Project (THP). We supported NGO The Hunger Project’s work in Africa and South Asia from 2019. This partnership supports sustainable community-based food and nutrition programmes, a dynamic centre of community mobilisation and a facility built by local community members. In 2021 and 2022, the THP programmes supported by funding from the HNF reached 60,000 people. 
  • Providing healthy recipes to communities. In the U.K., we partnered with two community non-profit organisations, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and the Tottenham Food Hub to develop and deliver healthy recipes to the community to encourage healthy eating for families. In 2022, we donated 2,000 recipe cards to the Food Hub. 
  • In Spain, Herbalife is a sponsor and organizer of Young Business Talents, a free educational programme that provides hands-on business experience for young people.  Through the use of a virtual business simulator, thousands of people across Spain can practice working and leading a business through collaboration, leadership and decision making. By getting real-world experience, students are better prepared to successfully start and develop their own entrepreneurial ventures. In 2021 and 2022, approximately 10,600 students from 389 schools across the country participated in the programme.

Thriving Planet

  • 100 % recycled materials (paper, fibre & cardboard) was including in our shipping boxes in EMEA.
  • Reduced 15.4 metric tons of cardboard materials in 2022 by removing cardboard dividers in shipping boxes in Northern European markets.
  • 4.3 metric tons of materials recycled at distribution centres.
  • Removed 8 million plastic scoops annually from products in Europe and Africa markets, eliminating an estimated 45.6 metric tons of virgin plastic per year.
  • Will launch our sustainable scoop made from sugarcane by-product in EMEA in 2024.
  • 365 native trees planted by Herbalife employees in partnership with Real Betis Balompié football club’s Forever Green project in Spain.
  • In 2021 and 2022, we diverted approximately 153 gross metric tons of food product waste into animal feed (Venray, Netherlands)
  • In Turkey, Herbalife participates in KAPSAM – a public policy research centre. In 2022, we partnered with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support a local sustainability effort to reduce single-use plastic use by providing a water station and 500 reusable, steel water bottles to students and community members at the Bursa Municipality library.

Additionally, through the generous support of the Company’s independent distributors and employees, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) continues to provide the proper nutrition and education necessary for the wellness of children and communities. HNF granted $5.12 million to 178 local organizations in 2022, benefitting 229,000 children worldwide.

Herbalife’s Global Sustainability Report can be viewed in full here.

Contacts of the Article

Media Contact
​​Robin Field
​EMEA corporate communications, Herbalife
robinf@herbalife.com; +44 (0)7887 952891​