German-based manufacturer of makeup and skincare applicators and primary packaging Geka has been awarded a B Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) by the CDP for reducing the climate impact of its supply chain. The rating builds on an overall climate change score of B for Geka in 2021, illustrating how the high precision beauty application expert is taking a leading role in sustainable cosmetics.
SER scores are calculated by the international non-profit organisation across multiple criteria: governance, targets, scope 3 emissions and value chain engagement. Companies undertake a CDP climate change assessment, with results used to arrive at an overall result. Ultimately, the awarded rating denotes the efforts made by a company to engage with its supply chain to minimize carbon emissions. Information provided by the CDP can be used by businesses to set further targets to tackle climate change and provide transparency to customers.
“One of our key targets for 2025 is to reduce the carbon footprint of our global value chain by 30% compared to 2019 and we are committed to working closely with our supply chain to achieve this,” explains Girts Cimermans, CEO of Medmix, Geka’s mother company and part of the Sulzer group. “We want our suppliers to be part of our journey towards a low carbon future, which means engaging with them regarding materials, logistics and types of energy used. By sharing these initiatives, we demonstrate to our customers that by choosing Geka, they are partnering with a business which is actively working to improve sustainability in the beauty industry.”
Integrated approach within all Medmix segments
As a part of Medmix, a global leader in high-precision delivery devices, Geka is disclosing its activities with the CDP. This is aligned with the transparent, integrated approach that all Medmix segments are taking towards improving their environmental footprint. Under this ongoing effort, Geka has had its carbon inventory independently assessed by the Tüv Nord last year and is also signed up to Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which conforms to the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“To help our customers confidently deliver cleaner cosmetic products to end users, we regularly introduce newer and more sustainable packaging and applicator ranges, such as the Reborn Collection. These are produced using biopolymers and recycled materials while ensuring the same high-precision quality as traditional solutions,” Girts adds. “Our suppliers enable us in developing these sustainable innovations, allowing us to create cosmetic packaging at a lower cost to the planet.”