RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday.
NBTY leverages multiple avenues to channel product, monetary and other contributions to ensure that the help it provides has a wide berth. NBTY takes a multifaceted approach to the contributions it makes over the course of a year, including but not limited to: support of disaster relief and recovery efforts, the work that it does to manufacture, label and distribute vitamins through Vitamin Angels, and the extensive work of NBTY Helping Hands, the company’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate, which in 2012 donated substantial funds to charitable organizations benefiting children, the hungry, the homeless, veterans and the disabled.
Best in Biz received more than 500 entries this year. Winners were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, the Chicago Tribune, Computerworld, Crain’s New York Business, the Dallas Morning News, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. magazine, Reuters, the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today.
“I was impressed by the social conscience shown in several of the entries,” stated Kat Bryant, associate editor at the Phoenix Business Journal, who served on the Best in Biz Awards 2013 judging panel. “Not all big businesses are just out to make money these days; an increasing number are looking to make a difference — within their own ranks, in the communities they serve directly and even worldwide. It does my heart good.”