Cosmetic

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Questions about Climate Protection

Cosmetic - Climate Protection Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Cosmetic - Climate Protection Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years?

Cosmetic - Climate Protection Question 3:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Cosmetic - Climate Protection Question 4:
Is at least 25% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Questions about Ecology

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand have a policy to phase out all possible harmful substances?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand refrain from using the high hazard (red coded) chemicals as listed in the Skin Deep database of the Environmental Working Group, and if still used, does the brand give scientific account for the safe use of it?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand strictly apply the precautionary principle (=banning) for all possible harmful substances such as parabens, also when the scientific evidence for possible harm is limited, unclear or debated?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand refrain from using any microplastics for all of its products?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 5:
Does the cosmetics brand completely refrain from animal testing including tests in the supply chain?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 6:
Does the cosmetics brand refrain from using animal derived ingredients?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 7:
Does the brand have a policy to replace petroleum-based ingredients with renewable, biodegradable ingredients?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 8:
Has the brand already achieved an overall ratio of 50% renewable, biodegradable ingredients?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 9:
Are all the cosmetics of the brand free of organic-synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, ethoxylated raw materials, synthetic UV filters, synthetic preservatives, silicones, paraffin and other petroleum derived products?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 10:
Are all cosmetics free of genetically modified materials, nanomaterials and radiated materials?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 11:
Are at least 50% of the brand products certified ‘natural’?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 12:
Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified renewable ingredients for at least 50% of its total use of ingredients?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 13:
Are at least 90% of the brand products certified ‘organic’?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 14:
Does the brand inform users through all products about environmentally responsible use, such as dosage, water use and packaging disposal?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 15:
Does the brand (company) publish a water footprint and is there a concrete policy to minimize, reduce or compensate this footprint?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 16:
Does the brand (company) publish its annual material use footprint, or alternatively material footprints for each sold product, and does the brand have an effective policy in place to reduce the overall environmental impact of material use?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 17:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?

Cosmetic - Ecology Question 18:
Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report on these results?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Cosmetic - Labour Policy Question 1
Does the brand (company) purchase tropical ingredients such as palm oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, carnauba wax from sources (e.g. plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labour, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce these tropical materials?

Cosmetic - Labour Policy Question 2
Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% of its tropical ingredients such as palm oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, carnauba wax from sources (e.g. plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labour, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the tropical ingredients?

Cosmetic - Labour Policy Question 3
Does the brand (company) purchase mined raw materials such as mica from sources (e.g. mines) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labour, and provide a better living standard for the workers who produce the raw materials, and/or is the brand equally involved in significant initiatives to achieve this?

Cosmetic - Labour Policy Question 4
Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% of its mined raw materials such as mica from sources (e.g. mines) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labour, and provide a better living standard for the workers who produce the raw materials, and/or is the brand equally involved in significant initiatives to achieve this?