Our Approach to Sustainability

As a global skin care company, we are well aware of the challenge we are facing: we want our skin care products to be used every day around the world and at the same time, we want to provide these products in the most sustainable way. For us at Beiersdorf, this means without harming the environment, in recognition of human rights along the whole value chain and to the benefit of societies around the globe.

Therefore, sustainability is deeply rooted in our corporate culture and well implemented in our decision-making and business processes. The passion and determination to act on this highly relevant topic has never been greater within our company and we work together to contribute as a business to positive global change.

Environment, Society, Consumer

From 2020 onwards we are adopting a truly holistic approach to sustainability as an integral part of our C.A.R.E.+ corporate strategy. Our new sustainability agenda CARE BEYOND SKIN circles around the three areas ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY and CONSUMER with seven focus fields. With this extended sustainability agenda we want bundle and increase our efforts going forward.

We are currently in the process of defining targets for our seven focus fields. For some of them, we have already turned our visions for the future into ambitious targets. Find out more here about our achievements so far and our goals.

ENVIRONMENT

It is of highest importance to us as a global company to take all possible steps to counteract climate change and limit global warming.
For this, we have defined four focus fields: “Climate Positive Future”, “Fully Circular Resources”, “Sustainable Land Use” and “Regenerative Water Environments”.

SOCIETY

We take responsibility for our employees along our value chain and for the societies around us. Therefore, we foster a healthy and attractive work environment and engage in a variety of societal initiatives around the globe: Our two social focus fields are “Employees along our entire Value Chain” and “Inclusive Society”.

CONSUMER

It has always been our dedication to develop products that win consumer’s hearts: both in the way that their skin care needs are perfectly solved and in the way that our products meet the highest quality and safety standards.
We strive to be transparent and close to our consumers also in the context of sustainability and want to take them along on our journey. We set-up a dedicated focus field “Consumer Health and Wellbeing” to mark our way forward.

Our Highlights

  • PC Brazil achieves LEED certification

     

    The Production Facilities in Itatiba, Brazil achieves the sustainable LEED Gold certification. LEED rewards sustainable buildings, evaluating the whole process of construction. The Gold certification adds to the environmental ambitions in line with the Beiersdorf Sustainability Agenda.

    Find out more
  • UN treaty on Plastic Pollution

     

    Beiersdorf joined a business manifesto urging governments to negotiate and agree on a UN treaty on plastic pollution in order to tackle the increasing environmental damage of plastic waste in our ecosystems.

     

    Find out more
  • Award for the NIVEA Refillstation


    The NIVEA refill machine has been awarded with this year’s Packaging Europe Reader’s Award in the category “Sustainable Packaging Innovations”.

     

     

  • Founding Member of RCI


    Beiersdorf is a founding member of the “Renewable Carbon Initiative” (RCI). The common goal is to replace fossil carbon with renewable carbon.

     

     

    Find out more
  • Ambitious climate targets


    Beiersdorf is committed to ambitious climate targets. Group wide CO2 reduction targets, confirmed by “Science Based Targets initiative”. Aligned with independent climate scientist’s consensus on 1.5°C scenario.

     

    Find out more
  • Fully recycled PET packaging


    Launch of first fully recycled PET packaging.The formula of the NIVEA Fresh Blends is 90% naturally derived and 98% biodegradable.

     

     

    Find out more
  • 50-million-euro COVID-19 support


    50-million-euro support program against COVID-19 pandemic to aid crisis management, especially in epicenters of the disease as well as for regions with public health systems.

     

     

    Find out more
  • Project to empower 10,000 women


    Start of smallholder project to empower 10,000 women shea collectors in cooperation with the Global Shea Alliance and the shea supplier AAK. The project objective is train and support women’s group in Burkina Faso and Ghana.

     

    Find out more
  • 100% Shea butter


    Launch of NIVEA Limited Edition: 100% ethically sourced shea butter. The pure shea butter product is sustainably and ethically sourced. At the same time it should create awareness about the women empowerment topic of shea sourcing.

     

    Find out more
  • 100% Green Energy


    100% of electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, wind energy and hydropower for all Beiersdorf offices and production locations worldwide.

     

     

    Find out more
  • PC Brazil achieves LEED certification

    PC Brazil achieves LEED certification

     

    The Production Facilities in Itatiba, Brazil achieves the sustainable LEED Gold certification. LEED rewards sustainable buildings, evaluating the whole process of construction. The Gold certification adds to the environmental ambitions in line with the Beiersdorf Sustainability Agenda.

    Find out more
  • UN treaty on Plastic Pollution

    UN treaty on Plastic Pollution

     

    Beiersdorf joined a business manifesto urging governments to negotiate and agree on a UN treaty on plastic pollution in order to tackle the increasing environmental damage of plastic waste in our ecosystems.

     

    Find out more
  • Award for the NIVEA Refillstation

    Award for the NIVEA Refillstation


    The NIVEA refill machine has been awarded with this year’s Packaging Europe Reader’s Award in the category “Sustainable Packaging Innovations”.

     

     

  • Founding Member of RCI

    Founding Member of RCI


    Beiersdorf is a founding member of the “Renewable Carbon Initiative” (RCI). The common goal is to replace fossil carbon with renewable carbon.

     

     

    Find out more
  • Ambitious climate targets

    Ambitious climate targets


    Beiersdorf is committed to ambitious climate targets. Group wide CO2 reduction targets, confirmed by “Science Based Targets initiative”. Aligned with independent climate scientist’s consensus on 1.5°C scenario.

     

    Find out more
  • Fully recycled PET packaging

    Fully recycled PET packaging


    Launch of first fully recycled PET packaging.The formula of the NIVEA Fresh Blends is 90% naturally derived and 98% biodegradable.

     

     

    Find out more
  • 50-million-euro COVID-19 support

    50-million-euro COVID-19 support


    50-million-euro support program against COVID-19 pandemic to aid crisis management, especially in epicenters of the disease as well as for regions with public health systems.

     

     

    Find out more
  • Project to empower 10,000 women

    Project to empower 10,000 women


    Start of smallholder project to empower 10,000 women shea collectors in cooperation with the Global Shea Alliance and the shea supplier AAK. The project objective is train and support women’s group in Burkina Faso and Ghana.

     

    Find out more
  • 100% Shea butter

    100% Shea butter


    Launch of NIVEA Limited Edition: 100% ethically sourced shea butter. The pure shea butter product is sustainably and ethically sourced. At the same time it should create awareness about the women empowerment topic of shea sourcing.

     

    Find out more
  • 100% Green Energy

    100% Green Energy


    100% of electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, wind energy and hydropower for all Beiersdorf offices and production locations worldwide.

     

     

    Find out more

News and Press ReleasesFind here the latest announcements on our sustainability actions.

Sustainability Review    2019

Sustainability Review    2019

 

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