Co-sponsored by UN Special Unit, award recognizes category creator’s international philanthropic contributions
Lehi, Utah — April 7, 2006— XanGo, LLC has received the prestigious Corporate Responsibility Award at the 10th World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs (WSYE) in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The Corporate Social Responsibility Award honors and recognizes XanGo’s “contributions to society’s benefit both nationally and internationally, and making a significant impact on the lives of others.”
The Summit, co-organized and co-sponsored by the UN Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, provides a platform for global entrepreneurs in emerging markets to demonstrate their leadership and learn how to maximize their greatest potential through entrepreneurial joint ventures. Five prestigious awards, including the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, are given to Summit participants that demonstrate and best exemplify the qualities and characteristics of each award.
“XanGo is honored to receive the Corporate Responsibility Award from this admirable group of global entrepreneurs and business leaders. As an international company generating tremendous growth, XanGo believes in actively supporting the nations and communities where the company does business. Philanthropic work, including medical expeditions and humanitarian efforts, is central to our company mission,” said Gordon Morton, Executive VP of XanGo, who accepted the Award. Morton heads XanGo’s worldwide philanthropic program.
The Summit provided a forum for leading young entrepreneurs to learn from each other's experiences, extend and expand global networks, and identify new emerging opportunities for international expansion of their businesses. Geraldo Alckmin, governor of the State of Sao Paulo, was the patron for the Summit. The Sao Paulo Commercial Association served as Grand Host.
The theme of this year’s summit was “Let’s Make a New Deal,” which relates to a worldwide platform upon which emerging business leaders can identify new partnerships and secure themselves to embrace these new opportunities in global markets. The overall objective of the Summit was to stimulate a productive and sustainable entrepreneurial environment for Brazil, South America, and around the World.
The WSYE, www.wsye.wtuglobal.org, is a public-private partnership initiative of the World Trade University Global Secretariat, which works with the UN Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, the Multilateral Invest Fund - IADB, and the World Travel and Tourism Council.
XanGo, LLC is a recognized category creator as the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGoTM Juice, to consumers worldwide. A delicious daily dietary supplement, XanGoTM Juice harnesses the nutritional attributes of the whole mangosteen fruit through a proprietary formula. Based in Utah, XanGo is privately-owned and powered by a global network of independent distributors. XanGo’s expansive operations include the United States and numerous international markets such as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada. For more information on XanGo and XanGoTM Juice, visit www.xango.com.