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Environmental Accountability

Everything we do has an impact. To help preserve our planet and our friends who live on it, we bring sustainability into every decision we make. It's our responsibility to act now.

By The Numbers

450

Years it takes for one plastic bottle to decompose—i.e., not until after your great-great-great-great grandchild is born. 1

35B

Tons of carbon dioxide (about the weight of 5 billion elephants) emitted by humans per year.2

4M

Species predicted to go extinct by 2050 (the earth only has 8M total) due to damage done to our ecosystems. 3

450

Years it takes for one plastic bottle to decompose—i.e. not until after your great-great-great-great grandchild is born. 1

35B

Tons of carbon dioxide (about the weight of 5 billion elephants) emitted by humans per year.2

4M

Species predicted to go extinct by 2050 (the earth only has 8M total) due to damage done to our ecosystems. 3

What are we
doing about it?

Now
Next

Waste Less:

• 40% of our packaging is recyclable through curbside programs, which can divert 22 tons of plastic from landfills when recycled properly

• Our current assortment is 40% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) by weight

Responsible Recycling Program to take ownership of our own waste stream

Reuse More:

• Average 50% PCR by weight across the entire assortment and increase the recycled content of our shipper boxes to 50% or more

• Low waste footprint refills for our most-loved daily use items

Reduce and Rebalance Emissions:

• Net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since launch, achieved through energy-efficient practices and 12,395 tonnes of certified carbon offsets that support less developed countries

• Climate Neutral Certified, with 100% of GHG emissions (including those associated with shipping orders and marketing packages) offset

Repeat Climate Action:

• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per unit over the next year

• Produce 50% of our assortment domestically

FORMULATE SUSTAINABLY:

• 100% vegan ingredients and 100% FSC-certified paper packaging (Forest Stewardship Council) conserve ecosystems while biodegradable, silicone-free, reef-safe formulas protect our oceans

• Sustainable Product Attributes, Packaging Guidelines, and Item Waste Footprints provide full visibility into the environmental impact of our products

MORE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Remove polyethylene and PEGs from all formulas, which have the potential to harm aquatic life

• Provide more detailed information on the sources of our ingredients through our clickable ingredient lists powered by ClearForMe

We're in
this together

What you can do:

Stay educated, shop consciously, limit your waste, and recycle your beauty products.

What we can do:

How can we be better? What initiatives are most important to you? Talk to us.

Sources:
1. L Parker - National Geographic, 2018 - imphaltimes.com 2. Scott, Michon, and Rebecca Lindsey. “Which Emits More Carbon Dioxide: Volcanoes or Human Activities?: NOAA Climate.gov.” Which Emits More Carbon Dioxide: Volcanoes or Human Activities? | NOAA Climate.gov, 15 June 2016, www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/which-emits-more-carbon-dioxide-volcanoes-or-human-activities. 3. Center for Biological Diversity. "The Extinction Crisis." Web Accessed March 20, 2015 4. Rosi, Alice, et al. "Environmental impact of omnivorous, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, and vegan diet." Scientific reports 7.1 (2017): 1-9.