Climate protection and energy savings

Climate protection and energy savings

The protection of our planet is a matter of concern to us all.

The protection of our planet is a matter of concern to us all.

As a beauty company, we take responsibility and make a contribution to a more sustainable approach to nature and its resources.

To accurately identify the effects of our actions on the environment and make possible adjustments, we have already carried out a calculation of our CO2 footprint. This has allowed us to determine how many greenhouse gases we emit through our direct and indirect business activities. We are working on the four most important hot spots to continuously improve our CO2 balance.

Packaging

The less material we use for our packaging, the more energy and emissions we can save. That's why we have planned very specific improvements for the development of new packaging.

Our goal: We want to use up to 30% less packaging material by 2025.

It is also good for the climate and the environment to use recyclates, i.e. plastics that have already had at least one "life" behind them and which – once reprocessed – can be put to new use. Some of our products are already partly packaged using recycled material. The use of recyclates can save up to 80% energy and 60% CO2 emissions in the long term.

Our goal: We want to produce at least 50% of our packaging using recyclates by 2025.

> Environmentally compatible packaging

Transport

Our logistics partner, CNL GmbH, has been a member of the Lean and Green program since 2016. As part of this initiative, we have committed ourselves to making the processes in our warehouse more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Our goal: We want to reduce CO2 emissions in our logistics by 20% by 2020.

We are also working on environmentally and climate-friendly concepts for our transport packaging. Our suppliers are required to use the highest possible proportion of recycled and certified materials for their transport packaging.

Waste disposal

At some point, even the most beautiful eyeliner and lipstick is empty. Our approach is to keep as many valuable packaging raw materials as possible in the recyclable materials cycle. Because the fewer new resources we need, the lower the CO2 emissions are.

Our goal: We want to make up to 75% of our packaging recyclable by 2025.

Business travel and staff commute

As an internationally active company, our employees have to travel frequently. As this releases a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, we have been offsetting 100% of our air travel since 2016. The non-profit organization atmosfair supports climate protection projects around the world and thus compensates for the CO2 emissions generated. In 2019, we offset a total of 1,160 tons of greenhouse gases.

We also want to make a contribution to climate protection in the everyday lives of our employees. For example, we reward the choice of environmentally friendly company cars and offer all cosnova employees a job ticket for public transport.