ACHS Ranked #8 in Oregon Business Magazine 100 Best Green Workplaces for 2021

Portland, Ore.—July 13, 2021—The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to announce that the college was selected by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 2021 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon. The annual list was determined by 422 companies and nonprofits that took part in 2 anonymous surveys: The 2020 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon and the 2021 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. 

This ranking shows our commitment to sustainability and that our employees highly value green practices and believe that the college’s commitment to them is above and beyond. We couldn’t have accomplished this without our exceptional staff and faculty and their dedication to ACHS’s sustainable beliefs, mission and practices. 

The pandemic has redefined and transformed many workplace norms. Being a sustainable workplace can take extra effort. But the past 15 months have taught us that challenges that seemed difficult to overcome before the pandemic now appear more surmountable, and may even accelerate the adoption of a more sustainable way of living and working.” –Oregon Business

ACHS’s mission is to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high-quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. Through the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic, 2020 became a catalyst to evaluate new ways to put people and the planet over profit at ACHS, including implementing a fully remote administrative and faculty workforce for the health and safety of our community.

To join us in our commitment to sustainability and work to reduce plastic use, we invite you to join our Plastic Free Ecochallenge team for the month of July, 2021.

In 2020 ACHS was named #5 of 100 Best Green Workplaces and #3 in 2019 by Oregon Business magazine. The college’s Apothecary Shoppe College Store is also an Oregon Tilth Certified Organic processor/handler and specializes in certified organic and pesticide-free essential oils and botanicals.

ACHS has been a Certified B Corporation since 2016. From green textbooks to sharing free webinars with our community, learn about the impact we made in 2020 by clicking here:

For more information about this press release, contact Gillian Turner, Social Media & PR Specialist, at 503-244-0726 or



American College of Healthcare Sciences ( has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #8 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2021 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit for more information.