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 microplastics since the end of 2021
  • EUCERIN 100% free of microplastic by end of 2023
  • 50% reduction of fossil-based virgin plastic by 2025 (vs. base year 2019) 
  • 30% recycled material in our plastic packaging by 2025 (vs. base year 2019) 
  • 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

  • 100% of our key renewable ingredients will come from sustainable sources by 2025
  • Deforestation-free sourcing of our main raw materials (e.g. palm oil, soy, paper) by 2025

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) 

Inclusive Society

  • By 2025, NIVEA’s Human Touch projects will have a positive impact on the individual health and well-being of more than 150,000 people, supported by a financial commitment of €20 million
  • By 2023, EUCERIN will implement local social projects promoting the quality of life and the social inclusion of people affected by skin diseases in at least 15 countries
  • By 2023 Beiersdorf aims to reach more than 300,000 people, both directly and indirectly, with the projects to empower girls