Nordic Naturals Honored with Socially Responsible Business Award

Nordic Naturals was awarded the 2008 Socially Responsible Business Award which was announced on October 17th during the annual breakfast held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, Socially Responsible Business Awards are given to companies that have demonstrated excellence in integrating social responsibility in multiple aspects of their businesses. The nominees are judged in six categories: Community Involvement, Education, Health, Employee Empowerment, Environment and Sourcing by an independent panel of judges. One of three companies receiving the coveted award this year, Nordic Naturals has a long track record, since its inception, of holding these values as core within its mission and vision.

According to Joar Opheim, “We are pleased to be acknowledged for our commitment to the environment, responsible social action, education and the investment we have made in our family of employees as they are truly responsible for making this company what it is.”

As part of their green initiative, Nordic Naturals is certified through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. The program sets parameters around conserving natural resources, minimizing waste and pollution. Measures that are covered include pollution prevention, water and energy conservation and environmental education to employees. For more information, see

The company has taken a leadership position in the socially responsible movement through its comprehensive program called “Planet Nordic”. This all encompassing set of standards holds intimate the following commitments in the company’s corporate environment: education, community, dynamic relationship, environmental stewardship, research and corporate responsibility.

Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels. The company has over 80 different fish oil products, including liquids, soft gels, and children's chewables. The company was recently named the “Top-Rated Supplement Brand” by the 2008 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users, receiving two recognitions, #1 Rated Health Food Store Brand for Consumer Satisfaction and #1 Rated Overall Brand for Consumer Satisfaction throughout 8 different distribution channels. For information, call 800.662.2544 or visit

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