The Galderma group’s skincare brand for sensitive skins has unveiled its environmental commitments for 2030. Dubbed Clear Skies, the new initiative is set against four key areas in which the organization can make an impact: reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving its communities.
Clear Skies will guide the company’s efforts towards being more sustainable by using fewer resources and creating less waste. The science-based approach is based on comprehensive research from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In order to reduce the environmental impact of their productions, the company aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity in its current factories by 2022 and to become carbon neutral in its production facilities.
In order to formulate products with cleaner ingredients Cetaphil has launched a reformulation process with four of its most iconic, best-selling products. Specifically, the Gentle Skin Cleanser, Daily Facial Cleanser, Moisturizing Lotion and Advanced Relief Lotion (Daily Advanced Lotion) are now made with readily biodegradable  formulas, with additional products to be reformulated in the future.
These reformulated products are free of parabens, sulfates, and animal origin ingredients, and are not tested on animals. They will launch in the US this month and will roll out globally by the end of 2022.
Product packaging is also being improved to ensure that it can be recycled.
Social impact and serving the sensitive skin community is another key tenet of the initiative. In the U.S., Cetaphil’s decade-long partnership with Camp Wonder has allowed to help those most severely impacted by skin diseases. Cetaphil will look to extend its efforts around the world to further its mission of caring for sensitive skin.