doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that you may not know much about. We know doTERRA makes the very best essential oils available to the world. They are also making a difference in the lives of the suppliers growing the plants that provide essential oils.
There are over 100 essential oils in the doTERRA product line. These oils come from over 40 countries around the world, more than half come from developing countries. To ensure that small-scale growers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, dōTERRA has introduced Co-Impact Sourcing. This initiative seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with growers. The program focuses on creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income for farmers in underdeveloped parts of the world.
Often these growers and distillers are at the mercy of third parties. Co-Impact Sourcing helps create coalitions of growers and distillers that eliminate the need for those third parties. Co-Impact Sourcing also encourages growers and harvesters to form cooperative groups to share benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
The program also helps local communities by ensuring they receive fair and timely payments that support their crops and harvest. In addition, the program has a direct, immediate impact on the community by providing resources, tools, and training necessary to ensure a long-lasting partnership.
Healing Hands Foundation
In addition to the business side of Co-Impact Sourcing, doTERRA works to improve the quality of life for the families living in these communities through the Healing Hands Foundation™. An international, registered non-profit organization, Healing Hands is committed to improving lives and offering hope to millions around the world.
The Healing Hands Foundation works in many different ways with business partners, including:
- Micro-credit loans provide renewable funding for entrepreneurs in developing communities.
- Clean water wells and programs.
- Building and revitalizing schools and clinics.
- Medical equipment and resources for hospitals and clinics.
- Education on hygiene and health.
- Providing educational resources such as vocational training programs.
doTERRA’s commitment is to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices.
Below is a six-minute video that shows some of the work doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing and Healing Hands Foundation are doing to provide not only the best essential oils but help improve entire communities.