Standards That Are Above and Beyond
- Key component of Young Living’s Seed to Seal quality commitment
- Stringent, environmental legal standards to protect the land and people
- High standards set Young Living as industry leaders
- The Gold standard for international compliance
- Standards protect the sustainability of the products and farms
Our corporate social responsibility, coupled with the vision of Founder D. Gary Young, drives us to lift up local communities. One of the many examples of this approach is the Young Living Academy, where employees working at Young Living’s farm in Ecuador can send their children to receive a world-class K-12 education. The farm’s employees benefit financially from reliable work, while their children are empowered with the necessary tools to live an abundant, purposeful life.
In everything we do, we want to bring a sense of purpose and abundance to our customers, employees, and communities. Together, we can promote natural wellness and help make the world a better place.
Inexpensive essential oils are often synthetic, adulterated, or unethically sourced, which is why we choose partners who produce pure essential oils and ingredients ethically and legally. This practice sets a top-tier standard for sustainability.
Global Compliance Program
As part of our commitment to running our business ethically and legally, from sourcing and producing our essential oils, to marketing and selling our products, we have developed a global compliance program that outlines a series of mandatory policies and guidelines.
Industry Green Leader
Our efforts go beyond a conscientious supply chain. Young Living’s commitment to sustainable business includes reforestation of harvested trees; recycling at Young Living offices; and the construction of our brand-new, LEED-certified headquarters in Lehi, Utah.
Lacey Act Compliance Program
Not only is our Lacey Act Compliance Program comprehensive, it is also the first in the essential oils industry that has been reviewed and accepted by the government. It is the gold standard for compliance programs, and we are proud to have gone above and beyond any of our competitors to establish it. We are engaging top legal experts around the world to keep us advised of the most current laws, as well as to inform us how to appropriately apply them to our most important business needs. Our team has been working collaboratively with our corporate-owned farms, partner farms, Seed to Seal-certified suppliers, and the government for more than a year to develop this new program. We also continually work with environmental experts around the world to keep us advised on the protection of delicate landscapes, and plants. The Lacey Act Compliance Program consists of five general steps that when followed will help ensure that our essential oil products and partners comply with all laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we do business.
These five steps are:
- Supplier Education Provide all suppliers with the basic requirements of the Lacey Act.
- Supplier Evaluation Determine which products to source and which suppliers to partner with by evaluating “product risk” and “supplier risk” factors.
- Supplier Certification After providing training on the Lacey Act and our Compliance Program, suppliers will be required to execute the Young Living Lacey Act Compliance Certification.
- Risk Assessment As part of the certification, each supplier and plant product will be assigned a risk category that will determine the level of approvals needed to partner with, or source plant products for Young Living. Both suppliers and plant products are independently assessed.
- Auditing & Monitoring Based on the risk factors, Young Living has developed an ongoing auditing and monitoring program. The new Lacey Act Compliance Program is designed to cover all individuals and organizations in the supply chain. This gold standard program sets the precedent for the industry and demonstrates Young Living’s commitment to lead the essential oils movement by protecting delicate landscapes and plants.