The premium British skin care brand, which is sold in 103 countries, will "use their global voice to elevate B Corp awareness around the world to build a better tomorrow."
Elemis received 93 points—above the required 80 point score set in place by B Lab.
According to the brand, its next step is to build upon the certification and move forward with its comprehensive and ambitious new sustainability strategy.
The strategy includes:
- Sourcing accountability
- Protect and restore biodiversity
- Energy efficiency
- Smarter formulations
- Packaging minimization
- Empowering people
Sean Harrington, co-founder and CEO, said, "We are so proud with our B Corp certification, one of the world’s most stringent voluntary certifications for environmental and social impact. We know that business can make a big difference to society and the planet and B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. We've joined thousands of businesses who, like us, believe in being a force for good. Business shapes society and every single one is deeply intertwined with environmental, social, and governance concerns, so it makes sense to measure a company’s impact on these factors. We don’t see the point of being a business if you aren’t doing good in the world. In our view, companies have a social, economic and environmental responsibility to bring positive impact to society."
Oriele Frank, co-founder and chief product and sustainability officer, said, "If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s to be kind, not just to ourselves or to each other but to our planet too. We wholeheartedly believe that this certification is just the beginning for a B Corp business—we will use this as our baseline—if we do not measure, we cannot improve. We, as part of L’Occitane Group, are on a journey with the ambition to become the most sustainable premium British skin care brand and we plan to accomplish more action-based commitments in 2023 making continuous improvements to our positive impact mission, in fact, the only impact we intend to make is positive.