ACHS Earns Distinction as the Leading Green Workplace by Oregon Business Magazine

Oregon Business Magazine Names ACHS #1 Best Green Workplace

Portland, OR – American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to announce that the College has been recognized as #1 among Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Green Workplaces. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, ACHS has participated in the Best Workplaces and Best Green Workplaces by Oregon Business Magazine since 2015. This year marks a significant milestone as the College secures its eighth consecutive year with a Top 10 ranking, solidifying its position as a leader in sustainable practices.

Since our inception by ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen in 1978, sustainability has been at the core of our mission. With the support of expert faculty, ACHS students experience

transformative learning through a curriculum embedded with environmental stewardship, an emphasis on sustainable practices, and a whole health approach that considers the whole person when developing wellness approaches.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is an accredited College and Certified B Corp® based in Portland, Oregon. ACHS’s accredited, online integrative health and wellness programs emphasize the importance of sustainability in the production of natural health products such as dietary supplements, essential oil production for aromatherapy, and sustainable management practices for botanicals. ACHS’s commitment to sustainability is also demonstrated in its workplace practices that support employee wellness.

“Thank you to our staff, faculty, students, and graduates for their unwavering commitment to our sustainability mission in all we do to advance evidence-based integrative health and wellness education. This recognition is a testament that business can be a force for good and remain committed to its core values even in disruptive times. It’s an honor to be recognized among so many businesses and organizations who are making a difference in our communities,” shares Tracey Abell, ACHS President.

The Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Green Workplaces are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices. This survey is administered directly by Oregon Business Magazine and exempts top executives to ensure the integrity of the survey. Learn more about the 100 Best Green Workplaces program online at

For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Tracey Abell at

ACHS President Tracey Abell and Director of Student Financial Services Shauna Wing at award reception
ACHS President Tracey Abell left and Director of Student Financial Services Shauna Wing right attended the Oregon Business Magazine 100 Best Green Workplaces event


About American College of Healthcare Sciences

ACHS has consistently been ranked as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. ACHS was also voted one of “The 10 Most Valuable Online Institutes of 2020” by The Education Magazine. ACHS caters to diverse learners, including military servicemembers, healthcare professionals, full-time parents, and lifelong learners. Our comprehensive array of programs encompasses certificate, diploma, and integrative health degree programs, along with professional development opportunities and on-demand micro-credentials. With a unique focus on integrative health and wellness education, ACHS stands out with pioneering programs in aromatherapy and essential oils, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, wellness coaching, and an extensive array of integrative health and wellness modalities. By blending experiential learning and interactive online classes, ACHS ensures a flexible yet structured learning experience that is designed to foster student success. At ACHS, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s the foundation upon which our experiential and transformative education programs are built.