Beauty Of Our Planet

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Beauty of our Planet
Conserving and protecting the natural resources of our planet is a vital part of our responsibility to the world we live in and future generations.
  • To reduce our absolute CO2e emissions across the entire value chain* by 30% by 2030

  • To reduce energy consumption* by 25% and switch to 100% renewable energy by 2030
*Baseline 2017

In 2017, we declared our support for We Are Still In and signed the open letter in support of the Paris Agreement. Our target is in line with a 2°C global warming scenario. It includes our own emissions and those associated with our upstream and downstream activities, covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This target also includes a minimum reduction of 30% for our combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

In 2020, we exceeded this goal, reducing these emissions by 34% compared to 2017. This includes reductions due to the impact of Covid-19 on our operations, but is also due to energy optimization and reduction efforts at our sites, and the rationalization of our real estate portfolio over the past four years. See here for a full breakdown of our greenhouse gas emissions from 2017-2020.
34% reduction in Scope 1 and 2

emissions compared to 2017
To reinforce our commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2030, in April we became a member of the RE100, a global initiative bringing together over 260 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. As of July 2020, all our factories and distribution centers are using renewable electricity from the grid or have Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) if renewable grid electricity is not available.
26% energy reduction in our factories,

distribution centers and offices since 2017.
In 2020, we reduced our energy consumption in our factories, distribution centers and offices by 14%✓compared to 2019, with an overall decrease of 26% since 2017. To find out more about this, see here.

Following the sale of our Professional Beauty and Retail Hair Business we will be recalculating our carbon baseline.
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In 2020, we planted over 700 trees at our Hunt Valley manufacturing site to help protect the natural watershed, Chesapeake Bay: one of the world’s most ecologically rich estuaries. Our Hunt Valley tree-planting project helps to absorb contaminates that risk the health of the estuary and promote biodiversity through prioritizing native species to Maryland. The trees planted in May 2020 are predicted to capture 4.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide in the first year and 14 metric tons on average per annum within their first 10 years. They are also set to absorb over half of the nitrogen, phosphorous and suspended solids from the local area’s run-off.
  • To send zero waste to landfill and recycle 80% of waste generated by our factories and distribution centers by 2030

Over the last year, less than 1% of the waste generated by our manufacturing and distribution sites has been sent to landfill. We have increased our average recycling rate across our factories and distribution centers to 68% of waste recycled, compared to 65% the previous year, through better monitoring and separation of different waste streams.
68% of waste recycled across our

factories and distribution centers.
We also work with different organizations to find alternatives uses for excess or obsolete products, and are looking to identify additional partners to facilitate this next year. To find out more about how we reduce our waste through partnerships, see here.

Over the last four years, we have partnered with Papacks, a sustainable packaging company, to find a more sustainable alternative for transporting packaging and trays by adopting circular design principles. The molded pulp pack-carriers are fully recyclable and compostable in Europe and expected to remove 1,800 metric tons of plastic per year and reduce carbon emissions by 85% compared to regular plastic trays.
In 2020 our water consumption reduced significantly by 18%, compared to 3% in 2019. This was due to the knock-on impacts of Covid-19, alongside our action to improve water management and reductions across our sites. We identified a 16% decrease in water consumption in our factories as a result of an overall drop in production volumes.

To help us identify the areas within our business that are particularly water-intensive, we plan to undertake a new water footprint across our value chain in 2021. This will enable us to set water reduction targets..

✓ Limited assurance provided by KPMG