"Gattefossé has always integrated environmental and human aspects into its entire value chain. It is this responsible approach to our activities that we continue to develop today, because it is a powerful lever for innovation and performance for our Group."
Corporate social responsability
Gattefossé has always combined science and consciousness to innovate in cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients. A science of excellence that respects the living world in all its forms. We take particular care to control our operations to limit any impact on the ecosystems surrounding us.
Let's discover together how we are committed to an elevated level of responsible science.
Our 2022 actions in figures
Our 2023-2030 key objective
We have thus validated our carbon trajectory through the Science Based Targets initiative, which aims to maintain greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris 2015 agreements.
Our overall objective is to reduce our total greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030, compared to 2021 (Scope 1, 2 and 3).
Gattefossé is historically committed to ethics, social, societal and environmental responsibility. These commitments have been grouped together in our Gatt'Up&Act roadmap.
A strategy based on three key pillars
Our Gatt'Up&Act roadmap is the result of a collaborative work by the CSR team and the involvement of all our employees and is structured around 3 key pillars directly linked to our activities and the Group's strategy.
Preserving our environment
Responding to environmental emergencies is a major pillar of our CSR roadmap. At Gattefossé, we focus on the reduction of our carbon emissions, the sustainability of our raw materials and the responsible management of the natural resources we use.
Caring for our people
Our employees work hard every day to ensure the success of our development and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Enabling them to work in complete safety, promoting their well-being & professional fulfillment, while relying on strong values of inclusiveness are essential.
Acting as a world citizen
Mobilizing our employees and partners in the service of the common good and ethical relations are part of our culture. Whether for health, the environment or solidarity, we are committed on a daily basis to a variety of philanthropic initiatives.
A recognized CSR performance
Driven by a strategy of continuous improvement, we respond to various external evaluations that enable us to develop our action plans.
The EcoVadis assessment methodology, which evaluates tens of thousands of companies, covers the environment, ethics, sustainable sourcing practices, labor and human rights. In 2022, we were awarded the gold medal with an overall score of 75/100, 21 points higher than our first assessment in 2017. This confirms our determination to maintain and develop our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
To consult the detailed results of our last assessment, please visit ecovadis.com and request access to the following account: Gattefossé SAS.
Environmental Management System
In 2021, our main production site in Saint-Priest (France) obtained ISO 14001: 2015 certification. This certificate has been validated from the first audit by the certification body SGS. Our Environmental Management System aims to continually improve our performance through more rational use of resources and waste reduction with a continuous improvement process.
Responsible palm oil
Our manufacturing sites in Saint-Priest (France) and Singapore are RSPO-certified. 95% of our personal care ingredients are RSPO "Mass Balance" certified, and we are working to achieve 100% by 2025. We are also a member of the ASD (Action for Sustainable Derivatives) collective, which aims to transform the palm oil derivatives supply chain by increasing transparency, monitoring risks, engaging the sector and generating on-the-ground impacts for communities. In 2022, we were able to trace back 93% of our supply chains to the mills and 50% to the plantations.
Our carbon reduction targets validated
Our carbon reduction targets are based on climate science and validated by the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative). This initiative enables companies to set and validate a carbon trajectory compatible with the 2015 Paris Agreements. This means that we are committed to reducing our direct greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1, 2) by 42%, and our indirect emissions (scope 3) by 25% by 2030, compared with 2021. To complete, the management of our carbon emissions at the Saint-Priest site has once again been validated by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), and Gattefossé has been awarded a grade of B (versus B- in 2021).
This label is a precious tool for our R&D teams, allowing them to carry out a self-diagnosis during the research phases, in order to improve the eco-design of future products and strengthen the sustainability of our raw materials.