Our Approach to Sustainability
Making the most of Raw Materials
Towards Sustainable Palm Oil
As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we also promote sustainable palm oil cultivation practices. Our aim is to ensure that by 2015 all of our suppliers use sustainably produced and certified palm oil and palm kernel oil in the raw materials they supply to us. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure we reach these goals.
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Alternatives to Animal Testing
For more than 20 years we have been working successfully in expert panels and associations on in-vitro procedures (tests performed in test tubes) and are one of the leading and most well-known and accepted research companies in the world. Beiersdorf has developed a procedure, for example, which will in the future along with other tests be able to assess the allergy potential of substances without the use of animal testing.
Beiersdorf Research is also developing a wide range of other alternative testing methods and already uses many validated methods daily inside the company. We are actively advocating for the worldwide acceptance of existing animal test-free alternative methods by respective authorities. Further, we support both in terms of personnel and financially the scientific efforts to fill the gaps where alternative methods are not yet available.
Less waste, same quality
Refill pouches are just one way we reduce packaging. Thanks to refillable containers and reusable product packages, such as soap dispensers, waste volume can be substantially reduced. For example, the refill pouches for our NIVEA Creme Shower Gel result in 75% less waste.