As part of its ongoing strategy, GEKA has completed an independent verification of its carbon footprint with TÜV NORD. One of its steps towards building a cleaner cosmetics industry, the business has had its data verified to help identify CO2 reduction opportunities.
GEKA, a leading manufacturer of high precision beauty application solutions, is on a continuous journey to improve the sustainability of its operations and cut its carbon emissions. The TÜV NORD CO2 inventory certificate assessed four GEKA facilities in Germany, the USA and Brazil – calculating carbon emissions from fuel and energy consumption (gas, diesel, district heating, propane, electricity and company vehicle fuel consumption) as well as energy emissions upstream and from business travel. This provides an overview of the organization’s current emissions and some information about company policy and sustainability strategies.
Florent Lafond, CEO at GEKA, welcomed the certification:
“We are absolutely committed to improving our sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. We already calculate our global footprint annually by using Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol and going through the ISO 14063-1 standard. Now, we have taken a further step by independently certifying our CO2 inventory with TÜV NORD. As well as being part of our own sustainability journey, this transparency also supports our customers’ own carbon footprint reduction roadmaps.”
GEKA’s drive to increase the sustainability of its operations is aligned with the wider strategy of its parent company, Sulzer. This is illustrated by another TÜV NORD CO2 inventory certificate awarded to Sulzer Mixpac, a leading provider of liquid application and mixing technologies.
GEKA's sustainability achievements
GEKA has made great progress in its sustainability strategy and was recently awarded an EcoVadis PLATINUM rating, placing it among the top 1% of companies assessed. It also received a B- from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), well above the industry average D grade.
Furthermore, GEKA has introduced new sustainable products such as its Reborn collection of mascara, lip gloss, eyebrow brushes, cleaning pads and accessories. The range is manufactured from 93% bio-based and recycled material, with brushes featuring EOSgreen fiber, which is made of 100% renewable raw materials.
As well as increasing its usage of recycled and bio-based materials across its product ranges, by 2025 GEKA is aiming to reduce its global CO2 footprint compared to 2019 by 30% and send no waste to landfill. The company has also committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in July 2020, Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
GEKA GmbH, founded in 1925, is one of the world's leading manufacturer, supplier and wholesaler for high precision beauty application solutions including mascara, lip gloss, concealer, micro brushes and beauty tools.
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