We pride ourselves in choosing the best organic, natural, sustainable, and synthetic ingredients that meet our better beauty standards. While we ultimately strive to create safer, high-performing products, it is also our priority to protect those who partner with us along our supply chain.
It Starts with the Source
Responsible sourcing is multifaceted: for Beautycounter, it means considering the sustainability of a particular crop, as well as how the people that work with the crops or minerals are treated. While both are extremely important, we are most dedicated to protecting the people within our supply chain. The supply chain is complex and filled with data gaps and misinformation—sourcing responsibly requires constant attention. And while we may not always have all the answers, we are always working towards solutions.
How do we do this? By actively seeking out and favoring business partners who share our vision for fair labor standards. This has been a Beautycounter priority since day one, and as we grow, we continue to work diligently with these partners to deepen our commitment to responsible sourcing—especially as it relates to forced labor, child labor, and trafficking within our supply chain.
Here’s the reality: no company can afford to think that it is free from potential exposure to human trafficking and slavery. These unsettling practices can occur from the moment an ingredient is sourced (i.e. from the mines or fields where crops and minerals are harvested), and certain crops are more high-risk than others. Mica, the mineral glitter widely used in cosmetics products, is one such example. For this reason, we have been working with our mica Suppliers to ensure transparency and compliance with our zero-tolerance policy for forced and child labor, through third-party audits.
At Beautycounter, we believe it is our responsibility to continuously improve our business practices to align with the leading national and international standards. Transparency and ethical supply chain sourcing are integral parts of how we must operate, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because our educated consumers demand it.
We are fundamentally changing the beauty industry—and to do so, we must partner with our Suppliers, academics, non-profits, and competitors to find scalable solutions that make an effective, lasting impact.
In Good Company
As a socially conscious company, Beautycounter is proud to disclose our efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. We are honored to hold our business partners accountable to do the same.
We expect and require our partners to comply with all laws designed to protect people from unjust working conditions, including forced, child, and slave labor. As such, we use the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act as our guiding light.
A Better Future
In the coming months we will be rolling out more stories about these trusted partners and our continued dedication to constantly improving the way we source.
We have always been a company focused on progress, and we will continue to work with our Suppliers and manufacturing partners to do right by the many hands that harvest and produce the ingredients that eventually become our cleaner and safer products.
Thanks for being a part of our journey towards #betterbeauty.
Read more about Beautycounter’s Responsible Sourcing work here: http://www.beautycounter.com/transparency