Sustainable and Ethical Ingredients
We are committed to only using materials that are cultivated or produced in a sustainable way, protecting biodiversity and ecosystems and reducing our environmental impact, while safeguarding human rights and people’s livelihoods.
Our Stance on Palm Oil
Our products do not contain palm oil or any of its derivatives.
What is so special about palm oil?
Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil produced and consumed in the world. It accounts for around 34% of the global vegetable oil volume, with soybean trailing behind at 29%. It’s been used in just about every product that you can think of, from shampoo to lipstick to biofuel to peanut butter and everything in-between. Palm oil is so widely used because it is the most efficient oilseed crop in the world. A hectare of a palm oil plantation can produce almost ten times the amount of oil than the next closest type of oilseed.
So, why not use palm oil?
The high profit margins that come with palm oil production have fueled the relentless drive for short term gains and growth, which in turn has lead to the large-scale deforestation of our planet's rainforests, global warming, human rights violations, land grabs, illegal wildlife poaching and trading, and new species being classified as threatened or endangered.
By choosing not us palm oil or palm oil derivatives in our products, we are decreasing the demand for palm oil. Until such a time that the palm oil industry can make significant strides to ensure ethical sourcing, we will continue using natural ingredients that we can verify have been sustainably sourced.
Sustainable and Ethical Practices
Not only is it imperative for our products to be made of ethically and sustainably-sourced ingredients, but it is also our philosophy that individuals and the environment should only be improved by our products and practices.
We've also made a commitment to climate action with The Climate Collaborative with specific focuses on energy efficiency, forest conservation efforts, reducing the climate impact of consumer packaging, climate policy, renewable energy, and reducing the climate impacts of transportation.
We are committed to remaining plastic negative, and have funded projects through rePurpose to recover twice as much as our estimated plastic footprint is expected to be within our first fiscal year in operation.