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Aloe Vera of America Receives Awards for Environmental Health Efforts

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The Blue Thumb Award | Image by Millie Holtzen / Denise Lulo

Aloe Vera of America, Inc. recently received two awards for its dedication to better environmental health. The company, based in Dallas, manufactures and distributes Forever Living’s aloe vera-based products to more than 160 countries.

The Blue Thumb and Pollution Prevention awards were issued by the City of Dallas based on a company’s management practices and performance for natural resource conservation. This is Aloe Vera’s seventh year winning the two awards.

The Blue Thumb Award is a prestigious honor based on regulatory compliance for all permit limits when the City of Dallas performs its wastewater discharge quality tests. It is given to companies that meet all local and federal pretreatment requirements for monitoring, reporting, and manufacturing of wastewater.

To achieve the ideal discharge quality, Aloe Vera makes sure to treat their production water discharge before being sent back to the City of Dallas wastewater system. This process eliminates the possibility of pollutants being present in the water discharge.

The Pollution Prevention Award, also known as P2, is based on a company’s best practices for pollution prevention. Companies that have received the award have demonstrated commitment to reducing or eliminating pollutants through increased efficiency of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources. It also includes a company’s ability to protect natural resources through conservation.

Aloe Vera recently received this award for its focus on water conservation efforts during the process of cleaning manufacturing equipment. The company conserved 353,400 gallons of water from January 2021 to September 2021.

“Our main goal is to ensure that all Forever Businesses comply with all federal, state, and city environmental and occupational safety regulations, standards, and mandates,” said Rafael Hernandez, the Corporate Director of Environmental & Occupational Safety and Health for Forever Living, in a press release. “We are constantly looking for implementing initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of our manufacturing operations. From the aloe far in the Dominican Republic and Mission, Texas, to our manufacturing facilities in Texas, Arizona, and Florida.”

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