Herbalife Europe Limited
Limited Company (Division of a publicly listed US corporation)
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
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The Atrium, 1 Harefield Road
Uxbridge UB8 1HB
(+44) 1895 819 218
Square de Meeûs 35
Silversquare Business Center
Mr Richard Hobby
Mr Xavier Lavigne
Founded in 1980, Herbalife is a global nutrition company with the goal of helping people achieve healthy, active lives. Our products include protein shakes and snacks; vitamins and nutritional supplements; sports, energy and fitness drinks; and skin and hair care products. They are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. The company has over 7,800 employees worldwide and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $5 billion in 2014.
• Food and nutrition
• Food supplements, Meal replacements, Sports food & functional food
• Hygiene, Formulation and Food safety
• General food law and food labelling
• Nutrition and health claims
• Internal market & Consumer policy (consumer and marketing law)
• Trade (Multilateral and bilateral Trade Agreements negotiations)
The focus of Herbalife’s government and regulatory affairs work with the EU institutions is legislation and regulation affecting Herbalife products or its distribution channel. As a leading global nutrition company, Herbalife offers its scientific, technical and regulatory affairs experience in weight management, dietary supplementation, and energy, fitness and sports nutrition to both industry and regulators as a contribution to the development of effective nutrition policy.
Herbalife also represents the interests of a network of hundreds of thousands of Europeans engaged in what can best be described as micro-enterprise, an engine of economic growth in the European Union. These independent distributors of Herbalife products are sometimes adversely affected by a lack of harmonisation of consumer information and consumer protection rules. Herbalife works with the European institutions and other stakeholders to effectively communicate the superior level of personal service, unrivalled product guarantees and excellent record of consumer protection offered by these individuals, as we seek to help them build their businesses.
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Ric Hobby | Vice President | Worldwide Regulatory, Government & Industry Affairs
Sindy Staessen | Senior Director | Worldwide Regulatory, Government and Industry Affairs
Xavier Lavigne | Director | Regulatory & Government Affairs EU
Amélie Empereur | Manager | Regulatory & Government Affairs EU
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Herbalife is a member of the following Brussels-based entities:
the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU);
the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA);
Food Supplements Europe (FSE);
the European Direct Selling Association (Seldia);
01/2014 - 12/2014
200,000 € - 299,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
In addition to the direct costs estimated above, Herbalife also makes direct contributions to a number of Brussels-based organisations (enumerated above) which represent collective industry policy positions to EU institutions. To avoid double-counting of real costs, Herbalife has left the declaration of these contributions to the individual organisations.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.