Founded in USA in 1959 by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel. One of the world's largest direct-sales businesses.
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owns 100% of Amway Corporation
In 2016 Greenpeace East Asia ranked the world's 30 biggest personal care companies on their commitment to eliminating microbeads from their personal care products. The scorecard was based on four main criteria: commitment & transparency, definition, deadline and global application. This company was one of the lowest ranked.
Source: Greenpeace (2016)
Amway (formerly Quixtar) has been repeatedly criticised and taken to court for being a fraudulent 'pyramid' scheme. In 2010 Amway settled out of court and paid US$155 million in damages in such a case (Pokorny v. Quixtar).
Source: Bloomberg (2010)
EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning provides safety ratings for household cleaning products, with over 2,500 products rated from A (lowest concern) to F (highest concern). This company's score range is C to F, with 95% of products scoring a D or F.
Source: Environmental Working Group (2020)
This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA), as using renewable energy for 14% of its organisation-wide electricity use in the USA.
Source: EPA (2020)
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website.
Source: company website (2017)
There are many independent websites criticising Amway and it's business practices. This one includes links to many more.
Source: blog site (2011)
This company is on OpenSecrets.org's list of the 100 top donor organisations in US federal-level politics since 1989. Companies on this list lobby and spend big, with large sums sent to candidates, parties and leadership PACs. This company comes in at number 90 on the list, with donations totalling US$24,154,617 between 1989 and 2018.
Source: Open Secrets (2018)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Revenue||US$8.8 billion in 2016|
|Employees||19,000 in 2016|
|Subsidiaries||Amway of Australia|
|Address||Ada, Michigan, USA|