Woodland at The Greenhouse

Our Green Journey

Being a naturally active beauty company, we’re working to improve our environmental impact in everything we do. We know we’re not perfect, but the more we do, the better we get. Progress not perfection.

Responsibly sourced ingredients
High performance, quality and safe ingredients are our priority. We know where our ingredients come from and we are committed to building relationships with our growers and farmers – not only to ensure the quality of our precious ingredients, but also to monitor our impact on the environment, the community and fair working conditions. Our preferred suppliers are those that can deliver consistency, with known origin and proven efficacy.

We champion Naturally Active ingredients, so when we formulate a new product we expect that, wherever possible, the primary function or performance is achieved from ingredients that have been classified as naturally derived, either from plant, marine or mineral sources.

Suitable for vegetarians
All of our products are suitable for vegetarians. We do use animal by-products such as beeswax, propolis and Manuka honey, however we never use animal-derived ingredients such as carmine, shellac or collagen.

We’re committed to providing the best packaging possible, designed to protect the product and deliver the best performance. We carefully consider all our packaging to ensure that it is best for our products while minimising its impact upon the environment.

Our home: The Green House
The Green House is our head office, based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. We designed this visionary building to include many environmentally-friendly innovations, including geo-thermal heating, which uses the natural heat from the ground to keep us warm (and cool) and a facility to harvest rain water, which is then filtered into our bathrooms to flush our toilets. Movement and sensory timers ensure our lighting automatically turns off when there is no-one in the room, recycled paper is used across the building, and all our kitchen waste is composted on site. Our woodland, located next to The Green House, is being managed as a natural habitat to encourage local flora and fauna.

Expert advice
Our In-house Environmental Advisor, Geoff Day, is responsible for overseeing and advising the company on all environmental issues related to our business. Stay up to date on the latest news from Geoff in our blog.

Meet our green team
We’re an enthusiastic team of green-fingered volunteers who are involved in the environmental projects within the company. You can find us in our botanical house, growing crops and botanical specimens, maintaining our rocket composter to ensure it is working as it should be, and assisting in our woodland management projects including tree planting and ground clearance – there’s always something to do here! If you would like any information on what we are doing, please ask.

The Green Team 2017
The Liz Earle green team