Ethical practices are among the top concerns for today’s beauty consumers. Show your support through:
Just as in depleting the resources of the earth as a whole, we have come to realize that when we remove these ingredients from communities, we not only deplete the resources but often the economic opportunities of these impoverished regions as well. For instance, millions make a living off the cultivation of palm products across the globe, when corporations neglect to understand the impact of commandeering crops, local farmers become displaced with no work, resources or other viable skills.
Making sure that there is fair pay for fair work is part of a sustainability story. Working with the local people who pick and process the crops in responsible manners is important to those we work with such as the Celluloscrubs from LesSonia, as well as:
- Beraca, who educate the local community to harvest renewable components of the Acai, Andiroba and Copaiba trees such as the fruit, seeds and resin instead of the trunks for heart of palm and wood, in order to gain longer sustained earnings without killing off their local habitats. Further more they have developed other initiatives to educate and advance locals for all the products derived from Brazil.
- Evonik’s, RSPO and Mass Balance Certified products equate for more than 50% & 40%, respectively, of their sales to the personal care industry and they are striving to continue the number of products certified in the years to come. Learn more about RSPO & Mass Balance here. And see our entire offering of RSPO products here.
- Solvay’s Farmer empowerment program for Guar derived products, works to train farmers in sustainable agricultural practices in order leverage higher yield guar and increase soil fertility for sustained harvesting. Their program focuses on the environmental challenges, societal impacts, woman empowerment and crop traceability and responsible sourcing. See more here.
Every bit of working with a company that strives to maintain local communities infrastructures and habitats shows the heart and attention you pay to the impact your product has for the customer and beyond.
Read more about the other initiatives to add to your sustainability story and why it’s important to your customers!