Our environment

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We take full responsibility for our planet. Recycling, waste prevention and the development of sustainable products are matters close to our hearts and important goals for us. Despite all our successes in these areas so far, we know that there is still a lot to do on the road to a sustainable future. That’s why we take our corporate responsibility very seriously.

Think positive. Act positive. Climate positive.

We believe in progress. This is precisely why we want to go one step further with our climate initiatives and, alongside offsetting our CO2 emissions, plant an additional 1,500 trees in order to make a further positive contribution to our climate.
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Carbon neutral through CO2 compensation

Climate neutral sounds good, but what exactly does it mean? Essentially, that you don’t leave a CO2 footprint on our planet. This can be achieved by emitting as little CO2 as possible – and offsetting what is unavoidable. But what sounds logical and easy is a complex matter for a company.

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We conserve resources

Whenever possible, we use recycled material for our packaging. Then you will always find an indication on our product packaging that the packaging is made from recycled material. You can also help us be even more environmentally friendly by properly disposing of your empty products. We'll show you how.

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Reduce Waste

The less waste we produce, the better it is for our environment. We are always looking for better ways to be more efficient with our raw materials and reduce waste in production.

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Raw Materials

Know where what comes from

It is important to us to know where our raw materials and packaging materials come from and how they impact our planet, our health and society as a whole. That is why, for example, we look for partners who offer paper or palm oil from sustainably managed sources. We are a member of initiatives such as the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI).

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Our Promise

We have already achieved a lot, but we also know that there’s still a long way to go. We'll keep at it, and that’s a promise!

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Plastics For Change

We are very proud to support the Plastics For Change organisation together with our sister brand CATRICE. With our support, two additional plastic waste collection centres have been built in India since the beginning of 2020.

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