The Government of French Polynesia Presents “Corporation with Social Responsibility” Award to Tahitian Noni International at the United Nations
COMPANY GIVEN AWARD FOR POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE COLLECTIVE ISLANDS OF TAHITI NUI KNOWN AS FRENCH POLYNESIA
February 11, 2004, UNITED NATIONS – Tahitian Noni International (TNI), the exclusive source of TAHITIAN NONI® Juice, a natural healthy beverage, and other TAHITIAN NONI products, was presented with an award from the French Polynesian government today at an evening reception at the United Nations Headquarters.
The Corporation with Social Responsibility award recognizes Tahitian Noni International for bridging the development and export of a product that has been a natural part of the French Polynesian culture for thousands of years into a practical means for economic, health and social impact worldwide.
TAHITIAN NONI® Juice has recently become the number one export of the islands of Tahiti Nui that are collectively known as French Polynesia.
“We are presenting this award to Tahitian Noni International to thank this company for its outstanding partnership with our country in the creation of new jobs, economic and manufacturing infrastructure, and for the development of programs that have lead to improved quality of life for a growing number of our people,” said Edouard Fritch, Vice President of French Polynesia who flew to New York this week to present this award. “We commend TNI’s founders for their outstanding stewardship, visionary approach, and innovative initiatives that have lead to meaningful change for our country.”
“We are extremely honored and pleased to receive this recognition, particularly as a company that has only existed for the past seven years,” said TNI President Kelly Olsen. “The opportunity to work with and to benefit so many people and cultures has been a tremendous experience. Additionally, we believe that our close and mutually beneficial partnerships with employees, our distribution network, and the global cultures in which we do business have been directly responsible for TNI’s growth and success.” Tahitian Noni is one of the fastest growing private companies in America, a fact that Olsen attributes directly to the company’s worldwide distributor network.
The company has dedicated more than $1 billion of its cumulative revenues to compensation for its distributor network, which encompasses hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the world. In addition, company initiatives such as the Outrigger program have achieved objectives such as cross-culture understanding, scholarship programs, and the development of schools, medical facilities and growth for local economies in French Polynesia and the other cultures and communities where the noni fruit is cultivated and where TAHITIAN NONI juice and products are developed and produced.