Premium British skincare brand and CEW Board Member, ELEMIS, is proud to announce its new status as a Certified B Corp after almost two years of implementing changes to processes, practices and launching new initiatives across the business.
Celebrating with an exceptional 93 points (significantly above the required score of 80, showing that large scale businesses can still show sustainable responsibility), ELEMIS joins the 1,000 plus British companies that take people, environment, and profit into consideration in equal measure when making business decisions. Sold in 103 countries, ELEMIS will use their global voice to elevate B Corp awareness around the world to build a better tomorrow.
To certify as a B Corp, performance is analysed across five key areas; governance, workers, community, environment, and customers. B Corp is the most comprehensive sustainability audit available, which doesn’t just evaluate products, but also rigorously assesses the whole business to meet high verified standards of social and environmentally responsible practices, transparency, and corporate accountability. The environment, biodiversity, human rights, climate protection, employees, and customers are all top priorities – B Lab says ‘business really can be a force for good and we must be the change we seek in the world ’.
“If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s to be kind, not just to ourselves or to each other but to our planet too. We wholeheartedly believe that this certification is just the beginning for a B Corp business – we will use this as our baseline – if we do not measure, we cannot improve. We, as part of L’Occitane Group, are on a journey with the ambition to become the most sustainable premium British skincare brand and we plan to accomplish more action-based commitments in 2023 making continuous improvements to our positive impact mission, in fact, the only impact we intend to make is positive.” said Oriele Frank, Co-Founder & Chief Product & Sustainability Officer at Elemis.
Sean Harrington, Co-Founder & CEO said “We are so proud with our B Corp certification, one of the world’s most stringent voluntary certifications for environmental and social impact. We know that business can make a big difference to society and the planet and B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
We’ve joined thousands of businesses who, like us, believe in being a force for good. Business shapes society and every single one is deeply intertwined with environmental, social, and governance concerns, so it makes sense to measure a company’s impact on these factors. We don’t see the point of being a business if you aren’t doing good in the world. In our view, companies have a social, economic and environmental responsibility to bring positive impact to society.”
Receiving this accreditation from B Lab deeply aligns with the company and only strengthens ELEMIS’ sustainability pledges that focus on protecting and restoring biodiversity, making a more positive impact on climate, and empowering people and community for a better future. Building on this significant achievement, the next step for ELEMIS is moving forward with their comprehensive and ambitious new sustainability strategy, which includes:
- Sourcing accountability
- Protect and restore biodiversity
- Energy efficiency
- Smarter formulations
- Packaging minimization
- Empowering people
Noella Gabriel, Co-Founder & Global President stated “We have always considered our impact on people and planet to be as important as our results-driven formulas and treatments for healthy skin and body. Being certified to the highest verified standards of transparency and accountability provides further assurances to our customers that we do what we say we do, and that we’re committed to driving long-term positive changes as a responsible, ethical business while delivering exceptional skincare”