As the pressure mounts for us all to respond to the climate crisis, a slew of businesses and beauty brands, big and small, have recently unveiled new sustainable packaging targets.
Arbonne’s Annual Sustainability Report is a thorough examination of the company’s efforts to promote a circular economy.
The company’s recent advances in “greener” manufacturing and environmentally sustainable packaging are highlighted in the study.
“We’re excited to unveil Arbonne’s sustainability milestones and priorities,” says Andrea Chase, director of corporate responsibility and social impact at Arbonne.
“…to ensure our goal and dedication to empowering people and ensuring the world thrives, and these efforts can be continued for future generations,” Chase continues.
Fabienne Smolinski, chief people and CSR officer at Arbonne, continues, “I’m incredibly pleased by how far we’ve come in the last year.
We, however, have a lot of work to do, and we know that sustainability is a campaign, but our employees and customers are right there with us…”
Goals for Sustainability to Achieve by 2025
Arbonne plans to accomplish the following by 2025:
• Globally, divert more than 90% of waste.
• Reduce water use by 20% relative to a reference year in 2019.
• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half in 2019 and then by seventy percent by 2030.
• Reduce energy consumption by 20% compared to last year.
Reducing Emissions and Trying to Be Zero-Waste
Arbonne is headquartered in Irvine, California, where its zero-waste headquarters and distribution center diverted over 98 percent of its uselessness from landfills in 2019 and 99 percent in 2020.
Arbonne’s UK office became the company’s first net-zero emissions location in June 2020, when it converted 100 percent renewable electricity produced by wind and hydropower, effectively eliminating carbon emissions.
Arbonne uses the Blue KanGo method to benchmark its suppliers based on social and environmental risks. Low and medium-risk suppliers then complete the EcoVadis evaluation.
Expanding The Recycling Send-Back Program
Arbonne developed its recycling stream, ‘ArbonneCycle,’ since all forms of beauty packaging are not recyclable or collected locally.
Terracycle partnered with us to develop the send-back program.
Consumers can recycle all of Arbonne’s non-curbside qualifying packaging through the scheme extended globally in December 2020.
PCR & Glass Packaging by Arbonne
Arbonne International is a privately owned company that produces plant-based beauty and health products and is a Certified B Corporation.
All of its commodities are vegan and cruelty-free, and the formulations are focused on clinical testing. More than 2,000 ingredients are prohibited by the company’s ingredient policy, including PEGs, parabens, and phthalates.
The Arbonne’s Botaniques Concentrated Shower Gel, pictured above, comes in a container made entirely of PCR, with a 65 percent reduction in packaging due to the new concentrated formula. Arbonne has recently switched to glass packaging for some of its skincare products.
The AgeWell collection, which debuted in February, uses entirely recyclable glass bottles and jars that can be recycled curbside, saving more than 125 thousand pounds of plastic.
Arbonne’s New CEO
Tyler Whitehead, Arbonne’s latest CEO, was announced in April.
He has a justified track record in the direct-selling industry and will lead Arbonne’s digital and international expansion efforts. Arbonne International is a privately owned B Corp-certified beauty and wellness corporation. It is a member of the Rocher Group’s family of labels. Groupe Rocher purchased Arbonne in 2018.
All of its goods are vegan and cruelty-free, and the formulations are focused on clinical testing. More than 2,000 ingredients are prohibited by the company’s ingredient policy, including PEGs, parabens, and phthalates.