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Sustainability isn't just a nice idea

IT'S A CORE BELIEF THAT DRIVES EVERYTHING WE DO

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Every
day is
earth day
at rue Santé

OUR WELLNESS COMMANDMENTS & SUSTAINABILITY GOALS :

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Wellbeing comes before appearance.

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Healthy ingredients only.

Our planet is an amazing place. It supports us, nourishes us, and helps us grow. Earth Care is Self-Care. Our planet works hard for us, so we work hard to do our part for the planet.

 

Running a sustainable business is a long-distance journey. It's not just about waste reduction or C02 emissions - all of our business commandments are about sustainability. These 5 driving value pillars represent our vow to foster health and wellness for all species for the long-haul. We're committed to reducing our carbon emissions, doing no harm, and reducing waste across all domains of our business from concept to conception and beyond. You shouldn't bear the burden of figuring out what to do with endless bottles, dispensers and other packaging waste. That's why we're thrilled to offer new programs to help you reduce the environmental impact of your self-care.

 

So, how do we get to a perfectly sustainable system? The way forward isn't always clear or simple -in some cases, perfect solutions don't exist. That's why we've anchored sustainability to our values so that it's never an afterthought. It's just part of our DNA.

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Cruelty-free, do no harm approach.

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Healthy-aging, not anti-aging.

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Bound by sustainability.

OUR

Current

PICTURE

Reduce
CO2

Do No
Harm

Reduce
Waste

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SOURCING

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MANUFACTURING

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SUPPLY CHAIN

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USABILITY

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END OF LIFE

1

CO2 REDUCTION

Envirostars Certified, low energy manufacturing: 80% cold process. Hot process products are offset by packing in paperboard tubes 

Concentrated formulas: 80% anhydrous formulas (no water). The 20% aqueous formulas use floral hydrosols (upcycled products), instead of water = reduced transport emissions & increased value and customization opportunity

2

DO NO HARM

Certified vegan & cruelty-free ingredients & materials in everything we do, not just our products

All plant-based ingredients are grown certified organic, and with a few exceptions, wild grown. No harmful pesticides

Donated over 10% of annual proceeds from 2017 - 2021 

Ethical supply chain

3

WASTE REDUCTION

Minimal plastics: only present in our dispensers (sprayers, droppers, pumps)

Eco shipping materials. 100% recycled corrugate boxes, void fill and shipping labels. Compostable packing tapes

Compostable / recyclable labels on recyclable / reusable glass bottles / jars. Compostable pouches

Recyclable / biodegradable paperboard tubes

Milestones

2023

= IMPLEMENTED OR ONGOING PROGRAM

= IN PROGRESS / RESEARCH PHASE

Our journey is not over. We are actively working with environmental organizations that are helping us identify new opportunities for improvement.

1

CO2 REDUCTION

Offering nationwide carbon-neutral shipping with Sendle

Streamlining & working with local suppliers to reduce number of inbound shipments

Reducing carbon by planting trees through reforestation partnership with One Tree Planted
 

Other: eliminated AC use in our new location. Researching renewable energy sources. 

2

DO NO HARM

Donating 10% of annual proceeds to non-profit animal and environmental welfare

Collaborating with the Humane Society on the Humane Cosmetics Act, which aims to ban cosmetics testing on animals in the USA 

Other: Currently sourcing from ethical & fair trade suppliers. When not available, engaging suppliers about importance of offering these programs

3

WASTE REDUCTION

Implemented 100% plastic-free recyclable aluminum caps. 80% of products are available plastic free (except purposeful perfumery)

Launched return/refill program for glass bottles and non-recyclable pumps, sprayers & dispensers.

 

Implemented use of Boox reusable /renewable shipping boxes.

Other:  establishing more zero waste retail partnerships

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS

PETA Cruelty Free Vegan logo
Sendle Carbon Neutral Logo
EnviroStars Logo
LeapingBunny logo
terracycle logo
One Tree Planted Logo
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