NBTY, Inc., ("NBTY") a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, has been named a silver winner in the category "Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year" by the Best in Biz Awards.
NBTY leverages multiple avenues to channel product, monetary and other contributions to ensure that the help it provides has a wide berth. While many of its donations are focused within the U.S., through partnerships NBTY's reach extends far beyond U.S. borders. 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 to millions of children through Vitamin Angels, and the extensive work of NBTY Helping Hands, the company's 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate, which in 2012 donated substantial funds to charitable organizations benefiting children, the hungry, the homeless, veterans and the disabled, as well as myriad other causes.
Best in Biz received more than 500 entries this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Winners were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Computerworld, Crain's New York Business, Dallas Morning News, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and many others.