Melaleuca Awards

Recognizing Melaleuca’s Innovations, Impact & Achievements

Melaleuca Consistently Honored for Enhancing Lives

Melaleuca: The Wellness Company was founded in 1985 with a mission to “enhance the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals.” This mission is our lifeblood and legacy, and it directs everything we do as a company, from the products we manufacture to our charitable work in communities across the world. As Melaleuca and the Melaleuca Foundation have gone about doing good, some organizations have decided to recognize these efforts.

Welcome to Melaleuca Awards! Here you will read about Melaleuca’s activities to enhance lives. This website features some of the awards and recognitions that Melaleuca has received for our superior products, scientific innovations, consistent growth, commitment to entrepreneurship, employment practices, and our ongoing charitable work. It includes honors received by Melaleuca founder Frank VanderSloot, highlighting his exceptional leadership, business acumen, patriotism, and generous spirit. And it contains statements from those who have worked with Melaleuca and have seen firsthand the lives that have been positively impacted.

Melaleuca is honored to be the recipient of so many distinguished awards, which ultimately represent far more than good deeds and well-used funding. These honors represent the very mission that Melaleuca is seeking to achieve—the many families and individuals whose lives have been enhanced.

"Melaleuca is a wonderful example of a company that cares about humanity and helping those in need,” said Nicole Sirak Irwin, regional CEO of the Red Cross of Greater Idaho and Montana. “They have repeatedly come to the rescue during times of disaster and have made a difference in countless lives. We’re grateful for Melaleuca’s support in helping the American Red Cross accomplish our mission of preventing human suffering in the face of disaster.”

"In the midst of turmoil, Melaleuca came to our rescue by delivering food and grooming products for those staying in our emergency shelters,” said Paul McDonald, who led a shelter in Kahului housing hundreds of people. “Both the speed and quality of Melaleuca’s donation were a breath of fresh air, offering hope and a reminder that we’re not alone. We appreciate their compassion to our crisis.”

"In my 30 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen a company or business owner step forward with such a significant donation in support of the men and women who bravely serve this community,” said Bonneville County Sheriff Samuel Hulse. “Melaleuca’s remarkable contribution not only shows strong support for the entire law enforcement family, but it also gives our hard-working deputies every advantage they need to protect the public.”

"We are grateful to Frank and Melaleuca for recognizing our need and for graciously offering space to help alleviate some of those needs while more permanent options are pursued,” said Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson when presenting the Community Partner Award to Melaleuca on Oct. 10, 2019.

"Melaleuca was nominated for the Patriot Award for being highly supportive of their Army Guardsmen, including SPC Nathan Johnson,” Idaho ESGR Chair Emeritus Scott Reese said. “Supportive employers like Melaleuca are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

"Melaleuca is a great example of a military-friendly company that takes care of its soldiers,” said George Hames, a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer who serves as Idaho’s ESGR public affairs director. “Its leadership team has created a culture that encourages military service, values soldiers for their courageous work and supports them all the way through. They appreciate the sacrifices made in defense of our country, and they offer remarkable benefits when those soldiers are called for active duty service.”

"We’ve never had such a large volunteer group in our city’s history,” said Renee Buchan, marketing and volunteer coordinator at the City of Idaho Falls. “Our community is appreciative of the Melaleuca organization and their willingness to undertake this large-scale service project. The enthusiasm of their volunteers was electric.”

"This new vehicle, which was partially donated by Melaleuca, will deliver the supplies and comfort families need at a time when they are most vulnerable,” said Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Scott Davis. “It has features like WiFi, large feeder windows and external lighting that will help our teams better serve their communities during difficult times.” As a result of the donation, Melaleuca was the only company to have its logo branded on this American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle.

Featured Awards

Melaleuca and our Executive Chairman Frank VanderSloot have received numerous awards and distinctions, but a few particularly stand out. These honors are meaningful to us because of what they symbolize—living our mission of enhancing lives.

Some of these honors include, the BBB’s Torch Award, Forbes’ Best Employers in America, the US Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Chip Award, Inc. Magazine’s induction into the Hall of Fame, the Horatio Alger Award, the American Red Cross’s Corporate Partner of the Year award, and The Salvation Army’s Others Award.

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc.

Horatio Alger Award

The American Red Cross Circle of Humanitarians Award

American Red Cross: Corporate Partner of the Year

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau: Hall of Fame Torch Award

The Others Award

The Salvation Army: The Others Award


Idaho Technology Council: Hall of Fame Award

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young: Entrepreneur of the Year

BBB Blue Torch Award

Better Business Bureau: Torch Award


US Chamber of Commerce: Blue Chip Award


This site also contains several news stories about Melaleuca’s exclusive health and wellness products, our business model and corporate activities, our employment policies, our healthy culture, and our active philanthropic and charitable efforts. Here you can read about what some news organizations and publishers are saying about Melaleuca: The Wellness Company.

Melaleuca headquarters builds 2023 best employers award

Disrupt writes on the innovation behind Melaleuca products

Melaleuca the wellness company donated vehicles to Idaho Red Cross

Idaho Red Cross receives new vehicles from Melaleuca: The Wellness Company

Frank VanderSloot and dog in an ATV

Idaho Business Review Recognizes Frank VanderSloot as an Icon


Digital Journal reports on Melaleuca products breaking barriers