ADA, Mich., November 11, 2013 — Amway will provide an initial donation of $100,000 (USD) in immediate cash and product to support relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in recorded history.
The company, its business owners and employees will provide the support in partnership with local non-government organizations (NGOs) and relief agencies, especially those which focus on children, in alignment with the AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children.
“Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines who are dealing with the catastrophic damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan,” said Jim Payne, regional president of the Asia Pacific region for Amway. “We are assessing the situation with our team at Amway Philippines and are prepared to provide additional assistance as we learn the status and needs of the affected areas.”
Amway has approximately 120 employees in the Philippines, at company headquarters in Manila and at business and distribution centers in Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao City, Mandaluyong City and Pangasinan. The company has confirmed that its employees are safe and continues to ascertain the status of its more than 60,000 Amway Business Owners throughout the Philippines. Amway has operated in the Philippines since 1997.
About the Amway One by One Campaign for Children
The AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children program rallies the resources of Amway distributors and employees around the world to make a difference in the lives of children in every market in which the company conducts business. Since AMWAY ONE BY ONE launched in 2003, it has provided hope and opportunity to 10 million children and donated $190 million to children’s causes worldwide. The number of employee and distributor volunteer hours logged since 2003 totals nearly 2.7 million. For information, visit www.amwayonebyone.com.
Alticor / Amway is the world’s #1 direct selling business, ranked by 2012 global sales of $11.3 billion in the Direct Selling News Global 100, and based on the efforts of more than 3 million Amway distributors and more than 21,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. Founded in 1959 by entrepreneurs Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, and based in Ada, Michigan, U.S., Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities that are supported by a global agribusiness, manufacturing and logistics supply chain. More than 900 scientists, engineers and technical professionals work in 75 R&D and quality assurance labs worldwide to support product development and create a culture of scientific excellence. Top-selling brands for Amway are NUTRILITE® vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, ARTISTRY® skincare and color cosmetics, and eSpring® water treatment systems. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.
*Source: Euromonitor International Limited, www.euromonitor.com/amway-claims