Beautiful skin for life. Beautiful planet forever.
Our sustainability mission: reduce our products’ footprint in line with the latest science so you never have to choose between results, experience and impact on the planet.
LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Sustainability has been part of Medik8 since our beginnings. Our founder is a passionate diver and has always been close to nature. Read more about why we care about sustainability in how own words.READ MORE
OUR SUSTAINABILITY VISION & PRINCIPLES
Our vision: a results-based sustainable brand, leading our category and building for the future. That’s why we always follow sustainability science, not the latest trends, and transparently share our targets and progress - no greenwashing. We give back to society through social investment. Don’t just take our word for it - we’ll be 3rd party accredited wherever possible.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PILLARS
We are in the middle of a climate emergency and every business, no matter how big or small, must take action. That is why we have set the objective to reduce our emissions to Net Zero by 2040, in line with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. This is ten years earlier than set out in the Paris Agreement.
To achieve this, we’ve started by measuring our carbon footprint for the first time in FY21 and have set a plan for reduction. We are transforming our operations and ways of working to identify opportunities for emission reductions, in our direct control (Scopes 1 and 2) or in supply chains (Scope 3).
When we talk about waste, we don’t only mean our packaging - but also the waste within our operations (offices & distribution centre) and manufacturing. That is why we apply the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover) to minimise our material impact and reduce how much waste ends up in the environment.
We set ourselves bold targets: double the amount of PCR materials by 2025, ensure all packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2026 and make all of our bottles and tubes from 100% PCR materials by 2030.
We also aim to become a zero-waste-to-landfill company by 2025, which means all the waste we generate as a company in any area will be recycled, reused or recovered.
Ethical business is about doing right by the planet, our suppliers, our teams and animals. It’s also about being transparent with our customers and helping them to lead more sustainable lives through our products.
We have always put ethics at the very heart of our business and now we plan to do even more.
Some of our key commitments include: 100% traceable and responsibly-sourced ingredients by 2030; a Supplier Sustainability Programme by 2022; B Corp certified by 2024; publish a recyclability guide by 2022; and to run our first self-id questionnaire with colleagues by 2022.
At Medik8, we feel it’s essential to give back to communities and the wider planet wherever possible. Since 2018 we have donated £35,500 to many worthy causes, under our Zipper Foundation banner.
Now we have set our ambitions even higher. With a total minimum budget of £300,000 over 4 years, we are in the process of establishing a long-term partnership to deliver the utmost value to society through our donations, as well as supporting our ambitions across our other core sustainability pillars - Climate Action, Waste Reduction and Ethical Business.