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Founded in 1956, Shaklee is the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset its C02 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

For over 55 years, Shaklee has quietly led the way in environmental stewardship and support of social causes.

1956:   Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee founded a company based on Living in Harmony with Nature® that is committed to developing products to improve the health of people and the planet.
one of the first biodegradable cleaners 1960:   Introduced one of the first biodegradable cleaners
1970s:   Shaklee introduces one of the first biodegradable laundry detergents without phosphates, nitrates, or borates.
1985:   Shaklee was selected by the Wild Dolphin Project to provide environmentally-friendly cleaning products for use onboard their research vessel, Stenella. The Wild Dolphin Project is dedicated to studying the habitat of dolphins and Shaklee’s relationship has continued for 21 years.
1986:   Shaklee provided financial support and products for the first recorded, unsupported expedition by dog sled to the North Pole, led by National Geographic award-winning polar explorer, author, and educator Will Steger.
1987:   Shaklee was selected by Jacques Cousteau and the Cousteau Society to provide environmentally friendly cleaning products for use onboard their research vessels, the Calypso and Alcyone.
1989:   Shaklee helped build schools and health clinics and planted more than one million trees in Asia through a partnership with the American Himalayan Foundation, an organization chaired by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Will Steger 1989:   Provided nutritional support to Will Steger for three record-breaking polar expeditions that investigated global warming and melting ice caps.
Asian Forestation 1989:   Shaklee support helped plant more than one million trees in Asia
Family Circles Green-Chip Award 1990:   Recognized as one of the 10 most environmental companies by Family Circle's Green-Chip Award:
1989-90:   Shaklee provided financial and product support for a trans-Antarctica expedition led by Will Steger, which was the first crossing of Antarctica on foot, covering 3,700 miles. Following this expedition, Steger testified before Congress on polar and environmental issues and co-founded the Center for Environmental Education.
1990:   Shaklee’s nontoxic and biodegradable Basic-H® was chosen as one of the first official Earth Day products.
1991:   Shaklee introduces Basic-D®, one of the first phosphate-free automatic dishwashing detergents.
Healthy Home Projects 1991:   Healthy Home products used in Biosphere 2 project
1992:   Shaklee Cares®, a nonprofit organization, was established and dedicated to providing relief from natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes, whose severity has been compounded by climate change.
1995:   Shaklee provided financial and product support for the third International Arctic Project led by Will Steger. This was the first surface crossing of the 2,500-mile-wide Arctic Ocean. The expedition brought information about environmental issues and changes to the polar landscape to millions of school children worldwide.
Odyssey Sailboat 1996:   Shaklee products used aboard Odyssey, a research vessel that gathers data on contaminants throughout the world's oceans
1996:   Shaklee environmentally-friendly cleaning products were selected by Ocean Alliance and the Whale Conservation Institute to be used onboard the Odyssey, a research vessel that gathers data on contaminants throughout the world’s oceans. This relationship continues today.
1998:   Shaklee becomes a Charter Partner of the U.S. EPA’s Climate Wise Program, which set aggressive corporate-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals.
2000:   Shaklee becomes the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions.
2000:   Shaklee opens its World Headquarters, one of the first green, energy-saving, award-winning buildings designed using sustainable materials, including certified sustainable wood, recycled carpets, and recycled plastics. In 2001, Shaklee received the Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Award by the American Institute of Architects.
Global Warming 2000:   The first U.S. company certified as having a net zero impact on global warming
Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Award 2002:   Awarded the Climate Protection Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Leaf 2002:   Shaklee earned the Environmental Stewardship Award from Social Accountability International
Wind Power Turbine 2003:   Supported construction of an energy-efficient wind turbine on Native American reservations
School Buses 2003:   Converted high-polluting school buses in Los Angeles to those with low emissions
2005:   Shaklee becomes a major partner of the Green Belt Movement, founded by Dr. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Wangari Maathai 2005:   Supported 2004 Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement
2006:   Dr. Wangari Maathai becomes the Global Ambassador for A Million Trees. A Million Dreams™, a Shaklee environmental campaign that raises awareness of global climate change and initiates efforts to plant trees in North America and Africa.
2006:   Shaklee holds a first-ever carbon neutral conference in San Francisco by offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from the Company's 50th Anniversary Conference, attended by some 10,000 participants.
2006:   Shaklee is selected as a U.S. EPA Climate Leader, pledging to maintain a net zero impact on climate change and offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions through 2009.
2006:   Shaklee is commended by President Bill Clinton for leadership in offsetting carbon emissions by creating renewable energy in Africa and is recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative.
2007:   Shaklee becomes a founding member of the Business Council on Climate Change, an organization of businesses that serves as an inspiration and model of global climate stewardship by implementing effective and economically sound solutions to climate change.
2007:   Shaklee becomes the first company in the world to offset its carbon emissions by providing sustainable energy to electrify villages in Africa in partnership with Millennium Promise, the organization established by Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, which prototypes ways to implement the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
2007:   Shaklee provides financial and product support for polar explorer Will Steger and his GlobalWarming101.com expedition. This brand-new expedition includes an extensive educational outreach campaign to students throughout America to raise awareness of the impact of global climate change on five Inuit communities in the Arctic.
2007:   Shaklee is the first consumer products company to offset 100% of C02 emissions through the EPA Climate Leader’s program and use 100% green power.
2007:   Shaklee is selected by the nation's leading child advocacy group, Healthy Child Healthy World, to be the exclusive partner for a new video titled, "Creating Healthy Environments for Children."
2007:   Shaklee is selected by the producers of THE 11th HOUR, a feature length documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a partner due to its exemplary track record for environmental leadership.
Dr. Jeffery D. Sachs 2007:   Shaklee is the first company in the world to offset its carbon emissions, in partnership with Millennium Promise, an organization began by Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs
Healthy Child Healthy World 2007:   Shaklee is selected by the nation's leading child advocacy group, Healthy Child Healthy World, to be the exclusive partner for a new video titled, "Creating Healthy Environments for Children."
The 11th Hour 2007:   Shaklee is selected by the producers of THE 11th HOUR, a feature length documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, as a partner due to its exemplary track record for environmental leadership.
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