doTERRA has a lot of things going for them as a company, such as being the leading essential oil company in the world providing the highest quality essential oils to families in countries on every continent. Many companies source their products from developing nations and take advantage of the local people, using middle men instead of dealing with the people directly and paying them pennies for their hard work. doTERRA has chosen to take a different approach, and is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production.
doTERRA sources more than 100 different essential oils from over 40 countries —many which could be considered developing nations. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, dōTERRA created an initiative called Cō-Impact Sourcing.
“Cō-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. dōTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.”
To learn more about doTERRA’s many cō-Impact sourcing initiatives, click here.