Four other brands perform reasonably well: Botanique (54%), Lavera, Living Nature, and Zao (all three with a score of 46%).
For this level of performance, they achieve the C label, meaning they are on their way towards sustainability, but still have plenty room for improvement in terms of more specific reporting.
A positive note is that all brands have published some sort of policy to reduce their carbon emissions.
Unfortunately, this policy is the only initiative many of these brands have undertaken in regards to climate change.
As many of the ingredients come from low wage countries, brands need to take responsibility for the ethical treatment of workers in these countries.
Although all of the brands scored poorly on three of the four criteria in this area (no or insufficient information is published), the majority of the brands (77%) already purchase tropical ingredients from plantations that are socially certified to have no child and/or forced labour, and provide a better living standard for the farmers, at least to some extent. Besides your contribution as a responsible consumer making informed decisions using our website, you can also support us financially or by helping in our research as a volunteer.
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With this score, the brand receives a B label, meaning it is on track towards sustainability.
Weleda performs especially well in the area of environmental and health policy.
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