Our Commitments

As a company, we want to provide effective impulses for our environment, our society and our consumers. For this reason, we have already set ourselves ambitious and concrete targets for some focus fields and are currently in the process of defining more for the course over the next few years.
With our targets we want to actively contribute to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Commitments for 2020+

Our sustainability agenda, which has been in place since 2020, comprises seven focus fields. We have set ourselves ambitious targets for some of these focus fields already and currently plan to set more. The following targets for the ENVIRONMENT area have already been adopted:

Climate Positive Future

  • 30% absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2025 (vs. base year 2018)
  • Climate neutral operations by 2030        

Fully Circular Resources

  • NIVEA 100% free of microplastic by 2021
  • Eucerin 100% free of microplastic by 2023
  • 50% reduction of fossil-based virgin plastic by 2025
  • 30% recycled material in our plastic packaging by 2025
  • 100% of our packaging refillable, reusable or recyclable by 2025
  • 30% waste reduction in our production facilities by 2025 (vs. base year 2018) 

Sustainable Land Use

  • All our renewable ingredients should come from sustainable sources by 2025
  • Deforestation-free sourcing of our main raw materials (e.g. palm oil, soy, paper) by 2025
  • 100% of our palm (kernel) oil sourced sustainably by 2020
  • 100% FSC certified paper by 2020    

Regenerative Water Environments

  • Use of exclusively biodegradable polymers in our European product formulas by the end of 2025
  • 25% reduction of our water consumption per manufactured product by 2025 (vs. base year 2018) 

For the SOCIETY and CONSUMER focus fields, we are currently still in the process of defining and adopting new targets for 2025, which we will make transparent and explain here in due course.