Nu Skin Enterprises is at it again! The company's efforts for the children of Southeast Asia have won the prestigious International Business Award (IBA) or simply called Stevie Awards. Nu Skin Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund (SEA-CHF) is the recipient of the GOLD Stevie Award for the category "Corporate Social Responsibility Program for the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 2012.
Just a little side story, the Stevie Award is probably one of the world’s most coveted awards. Each year, more than 300 executives and professionals from around the world, assess numerous entries from various companies, government / non-government organizations and foundations. More than 3,200 nominations were received this year for consideration. The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working people worldwide.
Do you know that in Southeast Asia, there are about 50,000 children born with congenital heart disease! The SEA-CHF have saved more than 4,500 lives since it started in 2003. The company hopes to double that number by 2014, when they will set to meet their target of 500M USD in total sales for Southeast Asian region.
The great thing about these efforts, it's not just from Nu Skin as a company but it involves their distributors and employees. They have regular programs in place: Distributors can donate 1% of their commissions monthly to the fund. Employees may choose to donate their paid vacation and/or sick leaves to the fund. A cost of a child's heart operation is about 50,000 pesos. They don't only donate funds for operations but also to uplift the equipment for heart surgeries, in major public hospitals in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The President of Nu Skin Enterprises Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Melisa Tantoco -Quijano will receive the award on the 15th of October 2012 in New York. This will be Melisa's second time to receive the award. She herself was also a Stevie Awardee for Women in Business in 2011. Melisa is a Filipina and has transformed Southeast Asia as one of the company's fastest growing region for Nu Skin.
If you are interested to know more about the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund and how you can participate, you can just get in-touch with Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines. Drop by their office at 15th floor Octagon Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, with telephone numbers 632-8-NUSKIN (868-7546).