At HelloBody, we are committed to making a positive impact upon the world, and care greatly about preserving the environment and all its inhabitants.
OUR CHARITABLE PROJECTS
We created our HelloBody Cares Charity Program in 2018 as a way to give back to causes that are important to us. Making a positive impact on issues like women’s rights, caring for underprivileged children, animals, and of course, the environment.
In 2020 alone, we invested more than €300,000 as part of our HelloBody Cares initiative.
For our very first environmental charity project, we chose to contribute to 1% For The Planet during Black Week in 2019.
The choice was an obvious one for us, not only because of our commitment to using natural ingredients in our products, but also because we know that only 3% of philanthropic donations go towards the protection of the environment.
In total, we raised just under €60,000. However, we rounded this figure up to €60,000 (£51,000) and donated this amount accordingly to “1% For The Planet”, during the Black Week Sale. The final total is divided among various certified associations. In 2019 alone, “1% For The Planet”, raised a total of more than 24 million euros will be donated to over 1,500 non-profit organisations worldwide: climate and energy (33%), agriculture and food (13%), conservation of nature reserves (29%), protection of water (16%), conservation of Flora and fauna (5%), fight against increasing pollution (4%).
For Black Week 2020, we started another cooperation focused on the environment: HelloBody x TreeMates, which committed itself to sustainable reforestation. We supported the Austrian startup with €50,000 to plant 25,000 trees. What’s more, our community were able to get involved! Through additional donations of €2 in our shop and our €50,000 donation, an incredible 28,531 trees have been planted through TreeMates by January 2021. Thank you for caring, Beauties!
We want only the best for your skin and for the environment. That’s why we refuse to use parabens, sulphates, microplastics or aluminium in any of our products. We also do not use irritating ingredients such as denatured alcohol or mineral oils and waxes.
On average, 98% of the ingredients in our formulas are of natural origin. It’s a slight discrepancy to 100%, but one that helps us to offer high quality and efficient products whilst still preserving the formula.
OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
As an environmentally conscious company, we are aware that our products and especially packaging waste have an adverse impact on the environment. Therefore, we are working on more sustainable and innovative packaging solutions to minimise our environmental impact as much as possible. However, these changes take a lot of time: we always have to make sure that we comply with the European Packaging Directive (94/62/EC) and that our formulas remain stable and well-protected in the new packaging.
We are already using PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic for some of our packaging
s and are trying to steadily increase the share of recycled plastic. In 2021, we will start implementing this for all tubes, so that they will consist of around 60% PCR. In addition, we will be using recycled paper wherever possible for all folding boxes to reach our aim of 93% recycled paper in 2021. Our current shipping boxes as well as the filling material are entirely made of recycled paper and FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council ®).
We also use glass for our packaging. Compared to plastic, glass is easier to recycle and can be recycled an infinite number of times. Unfortunately, we cannot use glass for products intended for travel, use in the shower or the bathtub – the risks involved in breakage are too high.
Discover our commitment to the planet and its inhabitants here