Sustainability program to 2020

5 Pillars program

As a family business with a long-term vision, sustainability is a crucial part of our company’s DNA.

In 2014, our commitment to sustainability resulted in our Sustainability Program to 20201. This program built with a 360° vision within the company also implies our governance bodies, suppliers, clients and consumers.

These strategic pillars address sustainability across the value chain:

Product Stewardship, Sustainable Sourcing, Responsible Logistics, Responsible Manufacturing, Employees and Facilities.

1The scope of this program is the Fragrance Business Unit in Spain and France.

Product Stewardship, which includes guidelines to optimize and reduce packaging and prioritizes the use of more sustainable materials and ingredients.
Sustainable Sourcing, which extends the Puig environmental and social commitment to its suppliers and includes sustainability criteria in the qualification and prioritization of suppliers.
Responsible Logistics, which seeks ways to reduce transportation emissions through process optimization in partnership with the logistic suppliers.
Responsible Manufacturing, which aims to minimize negative effects caused by production on the environment.
Employees and Facilities, with the objective of reducing the environmental footprint of company staff.
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We are firmly committed to reducing our carbon footprint, while ensuring the company continues to grow.

The pillars around which our plan is structured derive from this commitment. It is a holistic approach combining five strategic pillars and thirteen programs, three support programs and five ways of working to ensure positive impact.
Programs

Our Sustainability Program to 2020 is aligned with the most important international environmental initiatives, including United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), the European Action Plan for speeding up the transition to a circular economy, and the Paris Climate Agreement, which define the roadmap that governments, businesses and citizens need to follow to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone.

In 2019, our Sustainability Program continued to promote actions which helped us achieve, and even exceed, the objectives set for 2020.

Aware that our activity has a greater impact on certain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our Sustainability Program focuses mainly on three of them.

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Responsible Manufacturing

    Technological innovation and investment in our factories and facilities are priority areas in the growth of our business, as are the creation of more sustainable products through ecodesign, the circular economy and efficiency in the use of resources.

  • Responsible consumption and production

    Responsible value chain management

    We apply sustainability criteria throughout our value chain and assess the impacts generated throughout the entire life cycle of our products and services.

  • Climate action

    Carbon neutral production

    We contribute to the fight against climate change through our emission reduction strategy throughout the entire value chain.

Apart from these core goals, our activity also has some impact, to a greater or lesser degree, on other SDGs.

RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMITMENT IN MANAGEMENT

Responsibility is part of our history and our DNA. Our desire has always been to do more than what is simply required by legislation and regulations, voluntarily establishing objectives and standards to minimize the impact that our activity generates.

Our main goal is the reduction of our carbon footprint, so for some years now we have implemented new practices on a recurring basis in order to maximize results. An example is our Sustainable Sourcing Policy, which minimizes the impact of the supply chain, promotes the use of raw materials of sustainable origin, such as FSC/PEFC cardboard and paper and 100% vegetable alcohol, and the use of sustainable sources.

In order to offer the best possible working environment, we regularly plan improvements which go beyond what is legally required, to ensure that our work centers comply with different international standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management.
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management.
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety.
  • ISO 22716: 2008 Cosmetics — Good Manufacturing Practices.

In addition, for over 15 years now we have had an Integrated Management System in place which identifies the significant environmental aspects and impacts of our activities at the four factories and at the Barcelona headquarters. The system, which is ISO 14001:20152 certified, describes all the processes implemented for environmental management and ensures the application of a preventive approach to potential risks:

  • Identification and evaluation of environmental aspects and impacts.
  • Management, control and monitoring of the identified environmental aspects.
  • Emergency management.
  • Identification of and compliance with legal requirements.

Likewise, we have the necessary insurance to cover any environmental liability.

2 ISO 14001:2015: reflects the growing importance of environmental management during business processes in companies.



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