Medik8 is Proudly Certified B Corp™

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Medik8 is Proudly Certified B Corp™

What is a B Corp?

B Corporations™ (B Corps) are companies that have been verified by B Lab™ as meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

What it means to be a B Corp to Medik8

It's a commitment: By becoming B Corp, we commit to always listen to the voices of all stakeholders: our colleagues, our suppliers, our community, our customers, our planet.

It's a continuous journey: The certification is not the end of the journey; we need to renew it every 3 years. So we'll carry on learning and striving to always do better.

It's a team effort: As B Corp certification touches every part of our business, every team member plays a part in keeping the B Corp values alive.

It's an opportunity: By engaging with our suppliers, customers, our people, and the industry at large, we can work together to bring positive change.

It’s a community
We're honoured to join, work with and learn from other like-minded companies; all believing in business as a force for good.

Our B Corp values in action 

Net Zero Commitment

Every business, no matter how small, must act to address the climate emergency. Our goal is to achieve Net Zero by 2040, which means reducing our carbon emissions by up to 90% compared to 2021 levels.

Our highlights:

We are powered by 100% renewable energy.

We’re generating clean electricity via our Innovation Centre solar array.

We’re measuring our carbon footprint (since 2021) and reduced emissions by 3% last year.

We’ve signed the Climate Pledge.

We’ve banned all airfreight for inbound logistics.

We’ve removed all fossil fuels from our operations.

  

Better Packaging Promise

 

Our packaging goal is optimisation, to best protect the formula while maintaining a low environmental impact.

Our highlights: 

We pledged to reduce overall packaging, increase recycled content and improve recyclability across all our ranges.

We use recycled glass in all amber bottles, 100% PCR in professional range bottles, 50% PCR in all our white non-airless tubes.

We’ve introduced refill options that saved 1178 kgs of plastic last year.

We’ve saved 737 kgs of plastic from landfill with our fully recyclable Clarity Peptides pack.

We’ve removed unnecessary packaging like spatulas and leaflets.

We are currently reassessing all of our packaging to see where we can make even more improvements.

Ethical Business Pledge

This includes protecting nature and biodiversity by sourcing sustainable and traceable ingredients, partnering with responsible suppliers who prioritise fair treatment of workers and environmental sustainability and championing equity, diversity & inclusion.

Our highlights:

We've audited 400+ ingredients, mapping their supply chains to assess risks to biodiversity, water, and deforestation.

All our product suppliers have signed up to our Code of Conduct and we are conducting ethical risk assessments for all suppliers.

We use Sedex to collect labour, environmental and worker safety information on our suppliers.

We are a certified Living Wage Employer.

We publish an Impact report every year, with our targets and progress against them, for transparency.

We have a diverse hiring policy and celebrate diverse cultures with events throughout the year.

Charity and Community Champions

Cherishing communities and giving to good causes is how we aim to increase our positive impact on the world around us.

Our highlights:

We offer 2 paid volunteer days for every employee each year.

Our teams volunteered 104h in 2023.

We’ve removed and reported 1,779 kgs of marine debris through our PADI Aware partnership.

We’ve supported girls getting into STEM through our partnerships in UK and US.

We helped Sebby’s Corner provide Christmas gifts to 2000 children.

Since 2021, we’ve donated £110,000 to support different charity causes.