HERBALIFE VIETNAM: Impressive progress in sustainability

10:00 | 26/11/2018
VIR’s Viet Chung had a quick interview with Pham Tuong Huy, general manager of Herbalife Vietnam, after the nutrition company awarded as one of top 100 sustainable businesses by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and as one of top 10 sustainable businesses in the trading and service category this year. With its high quality and science-backed products, Herbalife has become a household name in Vietnam, winning the “Golden Product” award of the Vietnam Association of Functional Foods for 2017-2018.
herbalife vietnam impressive progress in sustainability
Herbalife Vietnam general manager Pham Tuong Huy, middle man, honours to receive the Vietnam Sustainable Businesses Award for the second year running

What does these awards mean for your company?

We are indeed honoured to receive this award, which is based on the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) developed by the VCCI and updated annually by leading experts from the VCCI, government agencies, national and international organisations, VCCI member enterprises, and other independent experts covering a wide range of economic, financial, environmental, and community sectors.

Herbalife Vietnam continues to be listed among the “Top 100 Sustainable Businesses of Vietnam” by the VCCI this year, and this recognition is a great encouragement and pride for all our members and employees.

What are the most important factors helping Herbalife Vietnam continue to grow sustainably?

As a nutrition company with the purpose of making the world healthier and happier, we have been on a mission – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and programmes – since 1980.

With our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, aging population, and skyrocketing public healthcare costs. Our consumers’ satisfaction with their choice of Herbalife and the optimal results they achieve from our products are of utmost importance to us. To achieve these goals, we offer consumers high-quality science-backed products with one-on-one support by Herbalife Independent Members and high-quality customer service.

We strive to meet the expectations of our key stakeholders and the general public on an ongoing basis.

All these are the key elements helping us sustain our growth and be recognised for our long-term sustainability agenda.

One of the most important factors behind Herbalife’s success is nutrition products. Could you elaborate a bit more on your products?

The development of Herbalife nutrition products is guided by Herbalife scientific leadership made up of professionals in the fields of nutrition and health from around the world, who participate in the company’s product development and testing programs.

Herbalife has more than 12 working laboratories to house the company’s wide-ranging quality assurance, quality control, research and development, and testing activities. Significant investment in the latest expertise, technology, and facilities has been made at all laboratories and each one is ISO 17025-certified.

Another very important element is training. Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) is comprised of leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health.

NAB helps educate and train Herbalife Independent Members on leading a healthy, active lifestyle and getting proper nutrition, including the purpose and use of our products. Independent members will provide one-on-one personalised support to customers. When combined with proper nutrition and regular exercises, Herbalife products can help make people stay healthy.

In Vietnam, Herbalife offers seven product groups, including health supplement and weight management, heart health, digestive health, bone and joint health, eye health, fitness and energy, and skin and hair health. All our products are licensed by the Ministry of Health.

Herbalife is also a brand associated with Vietnam sports as well as meaningful community support activities. Would you please share more about these activities?

Herbalife is proud to promote sports in Vietnam as the nutrition sponsor and comprehensive co-operation with the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) and the Vietnam Paralympic Association (VPA) to help Vietnamese athletes achieve better performance in regional and international events such as Sea Games, Para Games, ASIAD, and the Olympic Games. As part of these long-term partnerships, we are also the official nutrition sponsor for Vietnam’s top athletes joining ASIAD 2018 and Asian Para Games 2018 in Indonesia during which Vietnam achieved very impressive results. In addition, Herbalife Vietnam supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and Casa Herbalife Programme to provide healthy daily meals to children in need.

In 2018, we helped open two more Casa Herbalife Programmes, and renewed partnership with two existing programmes, helping about 800 children in Vietnam access good nutrition every day of the year.

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