Burt’s Bees

Foundation Member

Burt’s Bees Sustainability Actions

Ingredients from Nature

Each of our products is consciously crafted with ingredients from nature to nourish and revitalise your skin. We select nutrient-rich ingredients to help support a strong and healthy skin barrier. We strive for 100% natural origin formulas, and all of our products are over 95% natural origin. We formulate without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and other chemicals of concern.

No Animal Testing

A true love and appreciation for animals (especially bees) runs deep in our organisation. Our products are Leaping Bunny Certified, which means we do not test our formulas on animals or ask anyone to do so on our behalf.

Responsible Sourcing

We’re committed to supporting the communities and environments where we source our ingredients. We’ve completed more than 100 visits to date to trace and monitor our key raw materials. We invest globally in communities that support our supply chain, helping to safeguard access to clean water, support women’s and children’s empowerment, and promote health, safety and biodiversity. We proudly participate in the Global Shea Alliance, Responsible Mica Initiative, Natural Resources Stewardship Council, Sedex and AIM-Progress.

Recyclable Packaging

Our packaging is recyclable curbside or through TerraCycle. With your help, we can close the loop to ensure it doesn’t end up in landfills or oceans. There is an average of 52% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in our plastics. We choose high-integrity materials available in high post-consumer recycled material content like aluminum, steel, paper, glass, and plastics that are more readily recyclable (like PETE, HDPE, and polypropylene). We avoid over-packaging, limit mixed materials and use innovative recycled materials whenever possible.

Water Restoration

By purchasing Water Restoration Certificates from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, we’ve returned millions of gallons of water—the equivalent of our own consumption—to watersheds like the Colorado River and the Middle Deschutes Watershed region in Oregon. You can manage your own water usage, too—you’ll find some ideas

Re-Wilding Efforts

Where there once was wilderness, wilderness should be again. We paired up with Minnesota-based non-profit Fresh Energy to boost biodiversity around solar installations through wildflower planting and land management. Some solar installations try to inhibit surrounding plant growth and insects, but by taking the opposite approach we can encourage local plants and their pollinators to co- exist with the energy-collecting panels. By encouraging biodiversity, we help preserve our own place in the world. The Burt’s Bees Foundation and its partner organizations research and protect natural areas, and help community organizations and local government to expand green space, improve land management, and reconnect people to nature.

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