As an ethical company, we’re ever mindful of our responsibility to mitigate climate change
Sustainability is part of our DNA…
Having reduced our net carbon emissions to zero, we were the world’s first high street retailer to be certified CarbonNeutral® by Natural Capital Partners. Through them we purchase annual carbon credits in support of their Makira Forest Protection Project in Madagascar.
Our signature blue glass, practical plastic bottles, card and paper are all fully recyclable. Our paper and card is made from a mix of recycled and sustainably-sourced FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified material and is printed with vegetable-based inks.
Having installed 90kW of solar panels at our eco factory in Dorset, we now generate over 5% of our own electricity. We’ve also secured 100% renewable tariffs throughout our stores (wherever we have control) and eco factory..
Where possible we use ingredients sourced in the UK. For botanicals that we can’t source here, we have a long standing relationships with a small number of organic herb and ingredient suppliers who ethically source the highest quality ingredients for us from the EU and around the world.
All our gift boxes and product cartons are FSC® sustainability-sourced, and use World Land Trust (WLT) certified Carbon Balanced Paper. Since 2012 we’ve helped this international conservation charity protect an impressive 400,000m² of endangered tropical forests, which absorbs and stores carbon in the process.
We follow Forum for the Future's carbon management hierarchy.
- Avoid: We use Scandinavian high spec glass windows and doors at our eco factory to minimise heat loss while maintaining natural light.
- Reduce: 90% of our products are manufactured in the UK, helping to reduce our air miles.
- Replace: Our eco factory generates over 5% of its own electricity via solar panels.
- Offset: We measure and off-set all our emissions as part of our CarbonNeutral® commitment and also offset our cardboard through the WLT.