OUR MISSION IN PROGRESS
Kiehl’s was built to last in 1851. As part of our journey to circularity, we have mapped out our way forward to meet specific goals by 2030.
We aim to formulate our products using sourcing and manufacturing processes that help conserve resources, minimize waste and ensure that key natural resources are replenished, healthy and thriving.
DESIGN OUT WASTE
Our goal is to make single-use virgin plastic a thing of the past by packaging our formulas in bottles or jars that are reusable, refillable or made of recycled materials, while making it easier for customers to dispose of over 15 million more packages.
We’ve always known big things start small: we inspire our global community to take action by encouraging community service and providing education focused on sustainability.
JOIN THE REFILL MOVEMENT
SO, WHAT IS “CIRCULARITY”?
Today, the way we make products is linear. We take materials and resources, create products and then eventually throw them away as waste.
The term circular economy is inspired by nature's way of doing things (based on the Ellen MacArthur foundation). For Kiehl's, this means focusing on how we use resources and manufacture products by having a plan for the materials and packaging afterwards, to help stop waste from being created in the first place.
KIEHL’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SCORES
As part of our Kiehl’s Mission Renewal journey, we are posting our products’ Environmental Impact Scores using our Product Impact Labeling System to help you make more informed decisions about the formulas you use. Kiehl’s was one of the first companies to proudly list ingredients on the front of its packaging in 1924—well before the US government mandated it in 1966. We have always believed in putting the power of knowledge in our customers’ hands.