Shaklee’s Milestones

Incorporated in 1956, Shaklee Corporation is one of the world’s oldest multilevel marketing companies.  It has also been accredited as No. 1 natural nutrition company in U.S.

Shaklee’s Milestones

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  • 1915:     Dr Forrest C. Shaklee invented ‘Vitalized Mineral’, the first vitamin in the world. 
  • 1956:     Dr Forrest C. Shaklee established Shaklee Products.
  • 1957:     Vita-Lea multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement generated USD 100,000 revenue in its first year of sales.
  • 1960:     The launched of ‘Basic-H’, one of the first biodegradable household cleansers in U.S.
  • 1961:     Dr Shaklee invented world’s first instant protein drink.
  • 1969:     The first Key Coordinator and Master Coordinator pinned.
  • 1971:     The 52,000 square feet Forrest C. Shaklee Research Center was established in Hayward, California.
  • 1972:     Shaklee Product, Inc renamed Shaklee Corporation.
  • 1973      Shaklee Corporation becomes a publicly held company.
  • 1975:     Shaklee Japan was established.
  • 1976:     Shaklee Canada was established.
  • 1977:     Shaklee listed on New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1980:     Shaklee was the Official Nutrition Consultant to the U.S. Ski Team.
  • 1981:     Created word’s first vitamin C from natural plant sources with sustained release formula.
  • 1982:     Shaklee became a Fortune 500 company.
  • 1985      Shaklee loses its beloved Dr. Shaklee.
  • 1988:     Shaklee Malaysia was established.
  • 1990:  Shaklee receives the Family Circle Green Chip Award as one of the 10 most environmental companies.
  • 1990:     Basic-H was the official product of World Earth Day.
  • 1991:     Biodegradable ingredients and packaging materials are used for all household products.
  • 1992:     Shaklee Mexico was established. 
  • 1993:     Shaklee provided NASA with a customized re-hydration beverage for use by Shuttle astronauts.
  • 1998:     Shaklee introduced the Enfuselle® Skin Care system that had been granted with 8 patents and its anti-aging effects were proven through clinical research that cost millions of dollars
  • 2000:     Shaklee is the first company to obtain Climate Neutral certification in the U.S. and totally offset its CO2 emissions.
  • 2001:     Shaklee received the 2001 Vision for Tomorrow Award from the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA). Shaklee is the only MLM ever honored with this Award twice.
  • 2002:     Shaklee received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Award from U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • 2003:     Shaklee received the Environmental Stewardship Award from Social Accountability International.
  • 2004:     Shaklee received the lntegriTREE Award from New Leaf Paper; presented at the Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement Awards (OSSA).
  • 2004:     Shaklee Corporation was acquired by billion dollar corporation which aim to globalize its business.
  • 2005:     U.S. Officials and Media named Shaklee as #1 natural nutrition company.
  • 2005:     Shaklee partnered with 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai in Green Belt Movement for environmental conversation programme.
  • 2005:     Shaklee introduced NutriFeron, the world’s first plant based formula of interferon that stimulates human’s immune system. ·
  • 2006:     City & County of San Francisco announced 17 August as “Shaklee Corporation Day” in recognition of Shaklee’s contributions towards U.S. environment and health.
  • 2006:     Shaklee launched Cinch, a scientifically formulated diet programme with nutritional products that burn only fat but preserve muscles.
  • 2007:     Shaklee Taiwan was established.
  • 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 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.
  • 2007:     Shaklee partnered with Dr Jeffrey Sachs and The Earth Institute at Columbia University to facilitate direct emissions reductions through the installation of solar-powered LED lanterns in Malawi. This installation project replaces inefficient and unhealthy kerosene wick lamps and provides an improved and sustainable source of reading and task lighting for villagers in Malawi.
  • 2008:     Shaklee named to the Top 20 Retail Partner list by the EPA Green Power Partnership in recognition of being a top purchaser of green power.
  • 2009:     Shaklee China was established.
  • 2009:     Shaklee is 100% carbon neutral. The greenhouse gas inventories for 2008 covering all Shaklee operations worldwide include US, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico and Taiwan, were reviewed by a third party, Econergy International, in accordance with the World Resources Institute protocol for all six Kyoto-defined greenhouse gases.
  • 2009:     Shaklee is honored with a Clean Air Award by Breathe California in recognition of Shaklee’s leadership in reducing global warming and improving air quality.
  • 2009:     Shaklee is honored with the Business Environmental Award for Sustainability from Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet for environmental stewardship, climate action leadership and social equality.
  • 2010: Shaklee is honored as an Industry Innovator by Climate Counts for the company’s leadership in taking voluntary action to address climate change.
  • 2012:     Shaklee Indonesia was established.

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