Esseterre, doTERRA’s largest distillery in Bulgaria, was recently awarded the “Partner of the Municipality” award at the Annual Awards Association of the Bulgarian Municipalities. The award represents Esseterre’s success in working together with local authorities and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Wonder Garden to support the development of sustainable and socially oriented activities for the community.
From left to right: Mrs. Maria Metodieva, founder of the Wonder Garden, Mr. Iordanov,
Mayor of Dobrich, and Plamen Nikolov, Esseterre General Manager, receive the "Partner
of the Municipalities" award.
The award reads, "National Association of the Municipalities" (top)
and "Partner of the Municipalities" (bottom).
“We are very honored to accept this recognition and to be an example of how Esseterre, with the help of doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, works successfully with the local government in favor of the community,” said Valia Tzvetanova, public relations representative at Esseterre.
The impact Esseterre seeks to have on its surrounding communities is shown in the Wonder Garden—a social institution in Dobrich where 22 people with intellectual disabilities have the chance to work on their own, producing vegetables and growing flowers. In partnership with doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, Esseterre helped the Wonder Garden grow through the years and today, the garden continues to help those in the community.
“Esseterre truly is amazing and is leading out in Bulgaria on innovation and corporate social impact,” said doTERRA Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing, Timothy Valentiner. “We express particular thanks to our doTERRA Europe Market for being such an integral partner in helping us fund these social impact initiatives through funds raised through the Europe Healing Hands Foundation.”
Esseterre will continue to revitalize the essential oils industry in Bulgaria through doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing approach, becoming a significant force for facilitating sustainable, diversified development within the country.