Cetaphil, Galderma share sustainability efforts

Cetaphil and Galderma are highlighting the Clear Skies initiative, which spotlights how the brands are working to reduce their environmental impact, using smarter packaging, formulating products with cleaner ingredients and serving communities.
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Cetaphil and Galderma are working together to support a healthier environment with the launch of its Clear Skies initiative, which outlines their individual journeys to embed responsible practices across its business.

Focusing on four key areas — reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving its communities — each pillar highlights how the brands can make an impact.

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In addition, both Cetaphil and Galderma said they aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity in their current factories by 2022 and become carbon neutral in their production facilities.

To reduce their environmental impact, the brands have reduced their water consumption by 33% per ton of product, reduced their annual CO2 emission from factories by more than 60% and use 95% of the electricity that is powdered from renewable resources.

When it comes to formulating with cleaner ingredients, Cetaphil reformulated four of its best-selling products — gentle skin cleanser, daily facial cleanser, moisturizing lotion and advanced relief lotion — with biodegradable formulas that are free of parabens, sulfates and animal origin ingredients, the company said.

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To ensure its packaging can be recycled, Cetaphil uses mono-material containers and closures that can be recycled in most facilities.

Additionally, Cetaphil has been working to serve its communities by teaming up with Camp Wonder, which helps those most impacted by skin diseases, to donate $1.5 million and more than 50,000 products since 2012, the company said.