Together with our strategic partners, we have undertaken active efforts to minimize the negative impact on the environment throughout the entire production chain.
For example, with Davines professional haircare, we offer and promote products which have a Zero Impact policy (carbon neutral) where the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the production of the packaging for a number of the product lines are offset by the purchasing of carbon credits generated by the operations of forests’ creation and protection in several countries globally. Davines is a certified B-Corp aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the UN Agenda 2030.
Similarly, Dermalogica is recognised cruelty-free by PETA and certified vegan for almost all products. All paper and cartons used by Dermalogica are FSC certified to be sustainable for forests and approximately 90% of Dermalogica’s packaging is recyclable or bio-degradable.
In addition, some of the product lines include ingredients which are sourced from sustainable sources which promote bio-diversity. We also encourage the independent salons that we work with to promote sustainability in their salons and to their customers.
During the year, we participated in the “The Ocean Keeper” project initiated by Davines Asia to raise awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in the oceans and the need to preserve the largest ecosystem on the earth. Our call to action is to encourage more people to join us in recycling empty bottles and reduce wherever possible, and make wiser choices when purchasing anything with plastic packaging.
We are also investing in digitalising different facets of our operations reduce our paper usage and improve efficiency across our different business units, and have implemented various initiates to optimise our electricity and water consumption including installation of LED lights, installation of capacitators to improve air-conditioning efficiency and optimisation of lighting for common areas. At the same time, initiatives to recycle and/or reuse paper are already in progress, such as recycling of cardboard cartons and wooden pallets used for transporting products. Other material such as fixtures and furnishings are also recycled or reused where possible to reduce waste.