We buy local whenever we can. If we can’t find what we need near our factory in Malle, Belgium, then we’ll look for producers based in Europe, keeping carbon emissions from transport as low as possible.
Some of the ingredients we buy locally are:
We also source smart by trying to match the size of our orders to our suppliers’ trucks, reducing the number of deliveries needed. More efficiency, fewer emissions.
In recent years, palm oil production has been generating headlines for all the wrong reasons – and rightly so. It causes deforestation which can be catastrophic for natural habitats and biodiversity.
The flipside is that palm oil and palm kernel oil’s unique properties are key for making detergent. So this is what we’re doing right now.
First, 100% of the palm oil and palm kernel oil we source is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which certifies that our suppliers’ plantations and practices are not contributing to deforestation.
Second, we’re thinking up sustainable alternatives to substantially reduce our need for palm oil and palm kernel oil in the long run. Always using nature as an inspiration – just like we’ve doing for over 40 years. And we’re already making serious progress.
We ask suppliers we work with to hold to our code of conduct. It helps ensure rigorous environmental and ethical standards are maintained, including:
At the same time, we have a collaboration program with our suppliers to help them improve their green credentials, like reducing water use or transportation distances – limiting our combined impact.
Supply chains can grow incredibly complex.
We all need a little help from like-minded friends now and then. So we rely on certifications like Leaping Bunny and Bonsucro to help us stay on the ball, monitoring and shining a light on where we can source even cleaner.
So that’s Clean Sourcing.
When we say we live and breathe clean, we mean it. From the way we do business to how we source our ingredients to out war on ocean plastic – it’s all about finding new ways to put our values into practice. Even if it’s going to take a while to get there.
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We’re waging war on single-use plastic. And we’re aiming to make all our bottles from recycled plastic.
First we built one of the world’s most ecologically sound factories. Next stop: a zero-waste, zero-carbon footprint.
We’re making our supply chain more responsible. Buying local when we can and using suppliers with shared values.
We use fragrances that are designed to smell fresh and wonderful – not overpower you with toxic chemicals.
We believe that packaging design can have a positive impact on people and the planet.
Most of our ingredients are made of biodegradable plant-derived substances.