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NBTY takes silver in 2013 Best in Biz Awards for social responsibility

By Stephen Daniells , 10-Jan-2014

Leading supplement manufacturer NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards.

The award recognizes the company’s multiple product, monetary and other contributions across a wide range of channels. While many of its donations are focused within the US, partnerships also allow the company to NBTY’s reach extends further afield.

“I was impressed by the social conscience shown in several of the entries,” said Kat Bryant, associate editor at Phoenix Business Journal, who served on the Best in Biz Awards 2013 judging panel. “Not all big businesses are just out to make money these days; an increasing number are looking to make a difference — within their own ranks, in the communities they serve directly, and even worldwide. It does my heart good.”

The company recently announced that it donated over $7 million in cash and products to charitable causes in 2013.  NBTY has contributed to a number of initiatives, including support of disaster relief and recovery efforts, the work that it does to manufacture, label  and distribute vitamins to millions of children through Vitamin Angels, and the extensive work of NBTY Helping Hands, the company’s 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate,  which in 2012 donated substantial  funds to charitable organizations benefiting children, the hungry, the homeless, veterans and the disabled, as well as myriad other causes.

“We’re honored by this recognition and value our role in being a good corporate citizen in the global community,” said Jeff Nagel, CEO of NBTY.  “We recognize the importance of thinking beyond the workplace and lending a hand to our home communities.  It is part of our culture here at NBTY to focus on every aspect of wellness, and that includes corporate social responsibility. Our Associates have a tremendous social conscience that makes a real, tangible difference in the lives of people worldwide.” 

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