Emily Wright, the company's founding executive and executive vice president of sales and marketing, notes that the company was founded with a social business mindset. The strict guiding principles of sourcing developed by doterra now provide the framework for other companies to implement sustainable and socially and environmentally responsible supply chains on a global scale. The economic impact of doTERRA can be seen in its ever-expanding campus that employs nearly 2,500 people in Utah and through the opening and development of several global markets, where it employs an additional 500 employees. While Young Living owns and cultivates the plants, distills and tests its products, doTERRA selects the best farms to source from exclusive contracted growers.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter from the FDA to doTERRA for allowing its distributors to market their products as potential treatments or cures for Ebola, cancer, autism and other conditions that violate the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. When Jerry and Laura finally discovered that doTERRA was the essential oil company they had been waiting for, they immediately signed up. Founding Executive, CEO At that time, the hearts and minds of seven qualified individuals came together under the visionary leadership of David Stirling to form a unique organization called doTERRA. In the coming months, doTERRA will introduce a new healthcare initiative that incorporates integrative medicine with modern healthcare practices.
In addition to providing the highest quality essential oils, doTERRA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the farmers, harvesters and distillers who contribute to doTERRA oil production. Today, millions of people are more prepared than they were a decade ago to respond to their health and wellness concerns, said David Stirling, founding executive, president and CEO of doTERRA. As doTERRA builds on long-term and mutually beneficial provider partnerships through Co-impact Sourcing, it supports partner communities through the Healing Hands Foundation by providing resources and tools for self-reliance. doTERRA has led this trend by helping people become more aware of their health, improve knowledge of people's wellness options through direct sales and digital marketing, and devote significant resources to good health scientific and medical best practices.
On May 1, the World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber hosted a press conference to highlight doTERRA's growth and impact over the past decade and to present doTERRA's vision for the future. doTERRA kicked off its tenth anniversary celebrations on April 25 by thanking employees, responding to global needs through a service project in partnership with Days for Girls International and encouraging others to serve with a Day of Change. While Young Living has more than 132 blends and 90 individual oils, therefore, more variety, doTERRA has more than 42 individual oils and 19 blends, therefore, less variety.