Burt’s Bees Sustainability
To reconnect people to the wisdom, power and beauty of nature
Everything we depend on to survive comes from nature. Our food, oxygen, materials for shelter and clothing, ingredients for life-saving medicines—it’s all from nature, and all dependent on biodiversity. (That’s the term for the variety of life on Earth, from bees to berries to bacteria.) Protecting nature today and working to preserve it for tomorrow just isn’t optional.
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Burt’s Bees Sustainability Actions
Burt’s Bees Sustainability Commitments
We’ve kept all of our operational waste out of landfills since 2010, diverting everything to compost bins, recycling centers or waste-to-energy facilities. (Same goes for our office— no one has a desk trash can, we all use sorting bins.) You may have a composting service in your area that you can use, or you can recommit to recycling and reusing to cut back on your household waste. We’re also constantly innovating on the packaging front, looking for ways to cut waste from our containers and to incorporate more recycled materials into each bottle, tube and tin.
Established our Responsible Sourcing Program
We've visited 115 sites in 25 countries since we began our Responsible Sourcing program in 2010
Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere and re-absorbed by the ocean and plants all the time. But people cause an uptick in CO2 by burning fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, and by cutting down swaths of forest that would otherwise help photosynthesize that excess. That’s carbon emissions in a nutshell. Companies can invest in carbon sequestration projects to offset their carbon yield and get to a net-zero output. We’ve sustained that certification since 2015. You can buy personal carbon offsets if you’re concerned about your footprint, but we’d suggest trying to shrink that footprint first.