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We Love The Planet & sustainability


We Love The Planet
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 11 out of 26

Sustainability summary

We Love The Planet has achieved the C-label. With this performance, the brand is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed. We Love The Planet scores well because of its use of natural ingredients. The brand also does not use minerals that are at danger of coming from conflict regions. However, with respect to its greenhouse gas emissions and use of environmentally prefered materials, We Love The Planet does not (yet) show the needed steps.

Brand owner: We Love The Planet
Head office: Beverwijk, The Netherlands
Sector: Cosmetics
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We Love The Planet sustainability score report

Last edited: 3 May 2017 by Ype
Last reviewed: 3 May 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 4
1. Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? We Love The Planet implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as purchasing from a factory that is self-sufficient in its energy use. Source
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? We Love The Planet does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. It is therefore not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
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? We Love The Planet does not communicate information on total target reductions for its climate footprint of own operations. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? We Love The Planet reports on the use of renewable energy from water and solar, but is not clear about the total percentage share. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

8 out of 18
1. Does the brand have a policy to phase out all possible harmful substances? We Love The Planet only uses natural ingredients for its products, but does not use possible harmful substances like synthetic fragrances and colorings, paraffin, silicones, petroleum products or synthetic fats. Source
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? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
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? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand refrain from using any microplastics for all of its products? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the cosmetics brand completely refrain from animal testing including tests in the supply chain? We Love The Planet does not inform about the use of animal testing. Source
6. Does the cosmetics brand refrain from using animal derived ingredients? We Love The Planet uses animal derived ingredients, such as beeswax. Source
7. Does the brand have a policy to replace petroleum-based ingredients with renewable, biodegradable ingredients? We Love The Planet's cosmetic products do not contain ingredients from petrochemical industry, but only natural ingredients. Source
8. Has the brand already achieved an overall ratio of 50% renewable, biodegradable ingredients? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
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? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
10. Are all cosmetics free of genetically modified materials, nanomaterials and radiated materials? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
11. Are at least 50% of the brand products certified ‘natural’? We Love The Planet communicates that the products are ‘natural’, but does not give a definition nor refers to a standard of ‘natural’ cosmetics. Source
12. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified renewable ingredients for at least 50% of its total use of ingredients? We Love The Planet does not specify which share of its products is certified 'organic', and according to which standard. Source
13. Are at least 90% of the brand products certified ‘organic’? See remark for environmental policy question 12. Source
14. Does the brand inform users through all products about environmentally responsible use, such as dosage, water use and packaging disposal? We Love The Planet does not specify whether environmentally responsible use information are provided for its customers through all its brand products. Source
15. Does the brand (company) publish a water footprint and is there a concrete policy to minimize, reduce or compensate this footprint? We Love The Planet does not publish its annual water use footprint. Source
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? We Love The Planet does not publish its annual material use footprint. Source
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? We Love The Planet does not communicate any information regarding efforts to minimise the impact of its waste generation. Source
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? We Love The Planet states to use recycled bottles for its diffusers and recycled paper for its packaging. However, We Love The Planet does not report on the annual results of its consumer packaging policy. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 out of 4
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? We Love The Planet refers to organic certification of at least part of its ingredients, but it is not clear if the brand actually purchases socially certified raw materials like coconut oil. Source
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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase mined raw materials such as mica and gold 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 farmers and workers who produce the raw materials, and/or is the brand equally involved in significant initiatives to achieve this? We Love The Planet does not process minerals such as mica, gold or other potential conflict minerals in its diffuser and deodorant products. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% of its mined raw materials such as mica and gold 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? See remark for labor conditions policy question 3. Source