Sustainable manufacturers are the future of the beauty industry for many reasons, however, the most important agenda for change is the powerful influence that cosmetic production has on the environment. This is why we are dedicated to being a driving force in implementing the changes to improve our industry from top to bottom. Making small changes to the way we produce our cosmetics, and how they are delivered to our clients, matters when it comes to being a sustainable manufacturer. Hence it is in our best interest to keep improving the way we operate to ensure that Orean will continue to be as eco-friendly as possible.
As patrons of the British Beauty Council, we're focused on driving positive change in the beauty industry and encouraging high-quality education in our sector. We've implemented a series of initiatives across our teams, facilities, and general operating procedures to create a better tomorrow.
What is a sustainable manufacturer?
It's equally about big and small changes and exploring innovative ideas that reduce the exploitative impact on our planet. By focusing on producing waterless cosmetics, we can significantly reduce our consumption of energy as well as water. Especially since Mintel rapport announced that water is about to become a luxury ingredient in the beauty industry.
To strengthen our position as a sustainable manufacturer we are constantly increasing our transparency, informing our clients where our components and ingredients come from and how they are sourced. Being conscious of the impact our decisions and soil usage have on our local communities, the environment, and our employees is an element that can’t be overlooked.
Small and big steps matter!
Orean is ISO 14001:2015 certified, meaning we comply with Environmental Management System standards. To achieve the certification, we follow principles of effective environmental management, energy minimisation, and resource usage. We are transforming our facilities to be more environmentally friendly and investing in our people. At Orean we provide our staff with the opportunities to expand their knowledge across various matters such as sustainability and the newest industry trends, creating the ideal place for growth. By working with us you can be sure that we put everything into transforming every aspect of our business to be the leading sustainable manufacturer.
Being aware is key
Responsible sourcing and reducing waste are on the top of our priority list. After spending a great amount of time identifying our carbon footprint, we are actively working to reduce and offset our consumption. By choosing to work with local supplies and launching a new site in the USA we are minimising the resources we use as well as our waste streams, and we are officially a carbon-neutral company.
Saying ‘no water to waste’ is an essential part of being a sustainable manufacturer, and one of the most exciting changes we have implemented in the past few years to reduce our water consumption at our sites was transforming the water system into utilising rainwater. This is part of Orean’s DNA, we take great pride in being one of the most successful sustainable manufacturers in the UK. But we never rest on our laurels. Currently, we are taking steps to establish baselines for carbon, water, and waste to further improve our resource management. We believe that self-improvement never ends, which is why we keep working on how we can improve our impact on the planet.
Sustainable manufacturers are better for business in beauty
One of the after-effects of the global pandemic was the increase in social and environmental awareness, with these becoming key drivers in consumer behaviour and market trends. With that in mind, we must adjust to new industry trends and requirements (especially those that promote sustainable solutions!) Staying up to date is essential to being a successful and well-performing sustainable manufacturer. This is why by working with us, you can be sure that not only do we actively promote sustainable solutions, but we also offer a range of recyclable materials/reusable packaging options including aluminum, sugar cane, PCR bottle, and refillable packaging.
Our goal is to produce high-quality products with a minimal environmental impact. Our dedicated experts evaluate every single day what we can do to ensure that we are doing our best to remain as environmentally friendly as possible. If you are looking for a trusted and sustainable manufacturer, get in touch today with our experienced team of specialists to explore all the exciting and eco-friendly possibilities you can gain by working with us.