Memberships and Collaborations

In order to successfully implement our Sustainability Agenda we need to act jointly with our partners right along the value chain: Only with them together can we initiate genuinely effective change. Our membership of various sustainability-focused global associations and our active networking with industry partners helps us drive progress. These exchanges are vital for us to understand our key stakeholders’ expectations regarding environmental and social issues. This way we can keep all sustainability-related issues and developments beyond the boundaries of our company clearly in sight and can respond more quickly to challenges and changes. 

  • The worldwide AIM-PROGRESS initiative brings together more than 40 leading manufacturers of Fast Moving Consumer Goods to improve cooperation in the supply chain. Beiersdorf uses the platform, which
    operates under the banner “Achieving more together”, to promote
    responsible purchasing practices and greater sustainability throughout
    the supply chain.

    Go to AIM-PROGRESS website

  • ASD logo

    The joint initiative Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD) brings together companies in the cosmetics, home and personal care, and oleochemicals industries to collectively tackle supply chain issues around palm oil. As a founding member, Beiersdorf is committed to increase the transparency of the global supply chain for derivatives, jointly monitor risks and activities along the supply chain,and implement collective action projects to address social and ecological challenges on the ground.

    Go to ASD website

  • Ashoka is an international non-profit organization that is considered the world’s largest network in the context of social entrepreneurship: It aims to give social innovators and their ideas access to funding, strategic support and networks that help to scale and professionalize, as they often don’t have all necessary resources at hand. 

    Go to Ashoka website

  • CARE is an international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. CARE works around the world to defeat poverty and achieve social justice and focuses particularly on empowering women and girls. Their vision is a “world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.”

    Go to Care website

  • The industry Consortium CosPaTox, which emerged from Forum Rezyklat, is concerned with the standardization of high-quality PCR materials, specifically for cosmetics packaging. The aim is to define toxicological safety guidelines for post-consumer (non-food) plastic recyclates (PCRs). As a member, Beiersdorf is working with many renowned companies from the industry and actively supporting the development towards a circular economy.

    Go to CosPaTox website

  • The EcoBeautyScore Consortium comprises 36 cosmetics and personal care companies as well as professional associations, aiming to develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products. The approach has a global scope and may help provide consumers with clear, transparent, and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology. 

    Find out more here

  • EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 90,000+ rated companies. EcoVadis operates an evidence-based online platform, providing supplier sustainability ratings and allowing companies to assess the ESG performance of their global suppliers. 

    Go to EcoVadis website

  • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy and its mission is to accelerate this transition on a global level to build a regenerative and restorative economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale. Alongside Beiersdorf, there are over 200 organisations from around the world in the Foundation’s Network.

    Go to Ellen MacArthur Foundation website

  • Forum Rezyklat

    In the Forum Rezyklat stakeholders along the entire value chain work together with the aim to increase the recycling rate and the proportion of recycled packaging, as well as to promote the awareness of a circular economy approach. Beiersdorf is part of the steering committee and is involved as an active member in all three working groups “Master Data Management”, “Technology & Recycling” and “Consumer Communication”.

    Go to Forum Rezyklat website (only available in German)


    The Sustainable Palm Oil Forum (FONAP) aims to significantly increase the proportion of sustainably produced palm oil in the DACH region as quickly as possible while at the same time improving existing standards and certifications. As a founding member of FONAP, Beiersdorf is actively involved in the dialogue and the exchange of experience, and contributes to the timely conversion to sustainably certified palm and palm kernel oil.

    Go to FONAP website

  • The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit industry association with 500 members from 35 countries. The GSA promotes sustainability in the Shea industry and defines quality practices and standards. Together with the non-governmental organization, Beiersdorf is committed to the sustainable use of Shea in West Africa and supports local women groups.

    Go to GSA website

  • Holy Grail 2.0

    The HolyGrail 2.0 is a cross-supply chain initiative by AIM, the European Brands Association. It aims to achieve a better sorting and therefore higher-quality recycling by applying a digital watermark technology to packaging. As a member of this joint approach Beiersdorf is supporting a circular economy together with 80+ other companies in the EU.

    Go to AIM website

  • Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that works to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. To achieve this, Plan International implements sustainable development projects in its more than 70 countries and responds to emergencies and disasters that threaten children’s lives.

    Go to Plan International website

  • The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) addresses the core problem of climate change which is extracting and using additional fossil carbon from the ground. Therefore, the initiative strives to fully substitute fossil carbon by renewable carbon by 2050. Renewable carbon is carbon from alternative sources such as biomass, CO2 utilisation and recycling. As a founding member Beiersdorf supports the idea and wants to push the transformation forward with the idea to reach a fully circular economy
    for carbon-based materials in the future.

    Go to RCI website

  • RSPO

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is committed to the sustainable cultivation of palm oil and sets global standards and criteria. As a member of the RSPO, Beiersdorf supports the promotion of sustainable cultivation methods and engages in dialogue with producers, governments, non-profit organizations (NPOs), and consumers worldwide.

    Go to RSPO website

  • Suppliers can share sustainability data on their procurement practices via the Sedex cooperation platform. Using it gives Beiersdorf an insight into the responsible actions and sustainability efforts of suppliers, which creates greater transparency in the supply chain.

    Go to Sedex website

  • UNGC

    The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Beiersdorf is a member of the UNGC and is committed to its ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and climate, and corruption prevention.

    Go to UNGC website