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Sustainability Journey

Mandi May Photography

CURRENT PICTURE

C02 REDUCTION

 

  • Envirostars Certified, low energy manufacturing: 80% cold-fill. 20% hot fill products offset by packing in paperboard tubes or 0 packs. 

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

BE KIND VOW

 

  • 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 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 to animal welfare

2021 - 2022 MILESTONE GOALS

C02 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
     

Ongoing: researching alternative glass or other eco packaging formats with low C02.

DO NO HARM

 

  • 10% of annual proceeds donated to non-profit animal welfare and environmental organizations.

  • Use of social media platform: fundraising for animal non-profits with our Spirit of Giving Challenge; create awareness about animal rights and endangered flora and fauna.  

Ongoing: we always consider the impact of our choices on animals - from sourcing ingredients to our product's end of life. 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

  • Implementing use of 100% plastic-free recyclable aluminum caps. 80% of our products will be available plastic free.

  • Establishing local refill program for key products

  • Launching Terracycle Zero Waste boxes to collect non-recyclable plastic dispensers.

Ongoing: researching eco options for small sample and perfume spray and roll-on dispensers.


 

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It's always Earth Day at rue Santé. We've been working hard to do our part for the planet, so we're really excited to share some of the progress we've made and our goals for the future.

 

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 value pillars dictate everything we do and represent our vow to foster health and wellness for all species over the long-term. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions, doing no harm, and reducing waste across the domains of our business, and that includes what we put out into the world once products leave our doors. 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.

 

How do we get there? The way forward isn't always clear or simple -in some cases, perfect solutions don't exist - so we anchored our goals to our values to illuminate our path and guide our actions moving forward.


 

OUR COMMANDMENTS & SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

CURRENT PICTURE

Mandi May Photography

C02 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

Mandi May Photography

DO NO HARM VOW

 

  • 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 - 2020

  • Ethical supply chain

Mandi May Photography

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 product labels on recyclable / reusable glass bottles / jars

  • Recyclable / biodegradable paperboard tubes

2021 - 2022 MILESTONE GOALS

C02 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: researching alternative eco packaging formats with low C02. Water conservation.

DO NO HARM VOW

 

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

  • Spirit of Giving fundraising for animal non-profits. Social  media awareness on animal rights & endangered species

  • Certification process for ethical & fair trade suppliers 

Other: commitment to increase our involvement in climate action and activism.  

WASTE REDUCTION

 

  • Implementing 100% plastic-free recyclable aluminum caps. 80% of products will be available plastic free

  • Establishing local refill program for key products

  • Launching Zero Waste boxes to collect non-recyclable plastic dispensers

Other: researching eco options for small samples, perfume spray and roll-on dispensers.


 

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

FEATURED SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS

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Photo Credits: Mandi May is a local artist and photographer who captures the beauty of nature in her creative and dreamy images. You can learn more about her and her work at www.mandimay.com