SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- doTERRA International, the world's leading essential oils company, was recognized today as the 2016 International Company of the Year by The World Trade Association of Utah. The announcement was made during the Utah Global Forum.
The Utah Global Forum annually honors one outstanding company and individuals via the following awards: International Company of the Year, International Person of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Companies nominated for the International Company of the Year were submitted by parties not employed or affiliated with the company.
"From numerous great nominations, the Board of Directors of the World Trade Association of Utah is thrilled to announce doTERRA as the International Company of the Year," said David Utrilla, president of the World Trade Association of Utah. "Among the many attributes we found in doTERRA are its tremendous international growth and its dedication to helping communities throughout the world. This year alone, doTERRA hosted the largest convention in Utah history with 30,000 attendees from more than 38 countries."
The Utah Global Forum is an annual event where businesses are educated on how to successfully export in the current global market, and become successful in new and developing markets.
"We sincerely appreciate this recognition from the World Trade Association," said David Stirling, Founding Executive, CEO & president. "We are particularly pleased to receive this award at the Utah Global Forum because while our hearts and headquarters are here in Utah, we truly are a global company. We source over 100 essential oils from more than 40 countries, and we have loyal customers in over 100 countries. The International Company of the Year award not only speaks to doTERRA's tremendous international business growth, but also to the extensive work across the world through the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ and doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing™ initiative."
Stirling continued, "Just this year, the Healing Hands Foundation has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people through significant donations to organizations that offer hope around the world. doTERRA's Co-Impact Sourcing has advanced the economic welfare of numerous foreign countries by providing access to global markets and favorable compensation to local growers and distillers. We are honored by this award and will continue our work to make a difference as we continue to grow."
International Company of the Year adds to the list of awards that doTERRA has recently received. doTERRA was recognized as one of "America's Best Employers" by Forbes magazine being listed in the top ten of the top 250 midsize employers nationally. According to Forbes, doTERRA is the No. 1 ranked employer in the packaged goods category, No. 1 enterprise in the state of Utah, No. 1 employer in the mountain states area, and No. 2 company in the entire Western United States. doTERRA also has been recognized as "Business of the Year" by Utah Valley BusinessQ, and as the number one "Economic Engine" company by Utah Valley 360's UV50 Awards.
doTERRA is the world leader in sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distribution of CPTG® essential oils through a global network of more than 3 million independent direct-sale distributors, known as Wellness Advocates. doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth," sets the standard for essential oils by having developed the expertise and commitment required to derive these unique oils directly from the best sources in the world. doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® provides local growers and distillers fair compensation for their efforts, creating stronger local economies and a healthier, stable supply chain. In addition to a premium line of single-plant extracts and proprietary essential oil blends, the company offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements, and healthy living products for the home. For more information, visit http://www.doterra.com.