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Corporate Social Responsibility

  Corporate Social Responsibility - Holistic Hair

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Principles

Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is our continuing commitment to behave ethically and apply sustainable practices within the business. We will work conscientiously to add social value and environmental benefits for all stakeholders.

We are conscious of the need to protect our world for future generations. Our holistic philosophy to consider the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of humankind, the animal kingdom and the planet guides our people and directs our decision making.

  1. The Holistic Hair CSR strategy includes a commitment to adopting the principles of a Circular Economy to reduce waste, pollution and carbon emissions whilst keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems.
  2. We integrate environmental & social responsibility & sustainability into the company's vision, values & core mission statement.
  3. We work with supply & service partners who are aligned with our core ethical, environmental, social & economic sustainable strategies and can demonstrate their practices and offer transparency.
  4. We focus on understanding the top 10 environmental issues and strive to minimise our impact and help reverse climate change.
  5. We are members of the Sustainable Business Network who support the move to a low carbon Circular Economy and Carbon Click who connect millions of people to projects that reduce pollution and restore nature.
  6. We aim to be part of the new plastics economy and innovators who circulate all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.
  7. Our communications and marketing do not focus on denigrating one packaging material over another or one ingredient over another instead we aim to work for the good of all and uphold the broader facts to seek solutions. The focus is on eliminating single use plastics and innovating to ensure that plastics we do use are disposed of correctly and reused or recycled.
  8. We monitor & reduce our use of natural resources and maximise the use of plant-based recycled, recyclable, biodegradable & compostable materials.
  9. We recycle our own waste.
  10. We choose raw materials that are safe, sustainable and do not impact the environment or ecosystems.
  11. We aim to package all of our products utilising recycled & recyclable materials to ensure they conform to a Circular Economy.
  12. We have chosen to operate without a fleet of sales representatives on the road to reduce vehicle carbon emissions.
  13. We provide philanthropic support to local organisations who are in need of donations or financial assistance; Kindergartens, Schools, Sports organisations and Hospices to name a few.
  14. As we grow we will continue to evolve our environmental initiatives.

Packaging

  1. Our bottles are PET1 BPA free plastic or glass recyclable.
  2. We are in the process of moving into RPET1 plastic as soon as possible to reduce the consumption of virgin materials.
  3. We use a combination of aluminium, rubber and PET1 plastic caps/sprayers/droppers. Recyclability of these components relies on NZ improving the current recycling facilities.
  4. We use cardboard/paper from FSC® certified stock. FSC is an acronym for the Forest Stewardship Council®, which is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that was established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC® certified stock is paper/cardboard that has been harvested in a responsible manner.
  5. We use soy-based inks and are moving to all resin or mineral coatings.
  6. We use a mix of both plastic and paper packaging and belong to the Sustainable Business Network as part of our ongoing commitment to a low carbon Circular Economy and the importance of understanding the lifecycle of our packaging to reduce, reuse and recycle. We believe it is more important to focus education around understanding the benefits of the 3 Rs of a Circular Economy and having a low carbon footprint rather than portraying one type of packaging as being better than another. A Circular Economy is an alternative to the wasteful traditional ‘linear’ economy based on ‘take, make, use and dispose’. It's a self-sustaining system driven by renewable energy to keep material resources in use, or ‘circulating’ for as long as possible. It extracts the maximum value from these resources while in use, then recovers and regenerates products and materials.