at rue Santé
Our planet is an amazing place. It supports us, nourishes us, and helps us grow. Our planet works hard for us, so every day, 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 our goals to values that illuminate our collective path and guide our actions to a brighter, cleaner future.
OUR BEAUTY COMMANDMENTS & SUSTAINABILITY GOALS :
Wellbeing comes before appearance.
Healthy ingredients only.
Cruelty-free, do no harm approach.
Healthy-aging, not anti-aging.
Bound by sustainability.
END OF LIFE
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
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
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 - 2023 Milestones:
= IMPLEMENTED OR ONGOING PROGRAM
Our journey is not over. We are actively working with environmental organizations that are helping us identify new opportunities for improvement.
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
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.
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.