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Sustainability

As a family-run company with a long-standing tradition, sustainability has always been in our DNA. 

Learn about what sustainability means to us.

Our vision & goals for a sustainable future

Sustainability has been embedded at ARTDECO since our founding. We want to continuously develop and improve ourselves. Progressively improving our sustainability whenever and wherever we can is very important to us.

The journey is the reward.

Our goal is to produce less waste and to design our way of working to be more sustainable – along the entire supply chain! From production and packaging to delivery to you at home. Of course, we’ve not yet reached our objective, but are heading towards the future, one step at a time. 

Less waste, more beauty!

Our values

We’re no strangers to sustainability! For decades, ARTDECO has been taking social, environmental, and economic responsibility for its employees, customers, and future generations. Our aim is to gradually optimize our processes and products in line with our values to show more transparency, responsibility, and capacity for innovation. 

We’ve been committed to sustainability for decades in many different ways, from our in-house production with short distances, to our home office model for employees, and our refillable system as the core of our collection.

Artdeco’s sustainability triangle with the values transparency, responsibility and innovativeness
Artdeco’s sustainability triangle with the values transparency, responsibility and innovativeness

Sustainability is always part of our journey

The ARTDECO refill system is shown
The ARTDECO refill system is shown

REFILLABLE SYSTEM

We have established our refillable system for eyeshadow, blush, camouflage and powder since our founding in 1985. Did you know that 25% of our products can be refilled?

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CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

We are proud to employ 272 workers from our region who work from home. We manufacture part of our products together with disabled workshops and penal institutions.

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COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

We have generated 1.2 million kwH of solar energy from the solar panels on our roof since 2008. The servers for our online shop have also changed to green electricity.

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REDUCING CO2 & CONSERVING RESOURCES

We have been able to reduce our CO2 emissions by switching from DHL to DHL Go Green. We did away with cellophane wrapping on our folding boxes a few years ago, which saved resources, like in other areas.

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USE OF RECYCLED PAPER

We have switched from bubble wrap to recycled paper as a filling material when shipping our products.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY TODAY

ARTDECO has founded a Sustainability Department
ARTDECO has founded a Sustainability Department

SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT

We have set up a Sustainability Department so we can focus even more on this issue which is very important to us and will be promoted in the future. In addition, we now also have Sustainability Officers in every department, who are very invested in sustainability, both personally and professionally.

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PRODUCT PACKAGING SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

Product and brand management specialists are currently working on guidelines for more sustainable product packaging. The project team is also looking at how we handle plastics in the future, the recyclability of our packaging and tools to assess this.

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TRANSPORT PACKAGING SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

Specialists from all our business units are dealing with sustainability along the supply chain to create a more sustainable transport packaging design not only for us, but also for our partners, and in doing so are able to identify and implement potential savings and changes to materials.

IN THE FUTURE WE WANT TO TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY & BRING ABOUT CHANGE

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OUR NEXT STEPS

As we want to take an authentic and holistic approach to sustainability in order to make a real difference we will:

  • Develop our vision for environmental, social & economic sustainability
  • Develop our sustainability strategy
  • Determine specific focus areas and sustainability goals
  • Prepare our Sustainability Report
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US

We want to consider various dimensions of sustainability in our challenges as a company. We question and change the way we develop, manufacture and do business, because safety and quality are indispensable. It is also essential to be bold, to accept responsibility and set challenging goals – after all “there is no plan(et) B.”

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ISSUES FACING US

Over the coming weeks and months we will be extensively dealing with the following issues:

  • How do we make our contribution to a recycling economy?
  • How can we use more recycled material in future without compromising on safety?
  • What can we avoid or reduce, and how can we become more efficient?
  • How high is our carbon footprint and what can we do to reduce our emissions?
  • How do we continue with our social commitment?
ARTDECO is opposed to animal testing

No Animal Testing

ANIMAL WELFARE IS CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

We guarantee premium quality without animal testing, and our ingredients have been selected based on strict criteria.

 

Palettes with interchangeable pans, refillable powder compacts & refills for eyeshadow pencils.

Sustainable and natural: Discover the new products made with ingredients of natural origin for creating a beautiful natural makeup look.

Ein Setzling mit dem Text The Journey goes on - sei dabei
Ein Setzling mit dem Text The Journey goes on - sei dabei
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