Neal’s Yard Remedies CarbonNeutral® Company

“The co-benefits of carbon offset projects are enabling us to identify and talk about the positive impact we are having beyond emissions reductions.” 

Dominic Winter, Sustainability Manager at Neal’s Yard Remedies

Established as an ethical health and beauty brand, Neal’s Yard Remedies has long been a pioneer in promoting environmentally friendly practices. “As we specialise in the use of natural ingredients, we are well aware of the impacts climate change can have on our supply chain, and so place great emphasis on reducing our impact and working with suppliers who share our values,” said Dominic Winter, Sustainability Manager at Neal’s Yard Remedies. 

The company wanted a robust and recognisable certification to underpin its environmental strategy, so became the UK’s first high street retailer to achieve CarbonNeutral® company status in 2008. This forms part of a broader carbon management strategy which includes a 100% renewable energy tariff and installing solar panels across company owned sites.

“By choosing an ethical brand, our consumers expect us to act responsibly and we are keen to share our credentials with them,” continued Dominic. Neal’s Yard Remedies displays its CarbonNeutral certification in shop windows, on its website, across social media, and will shortly be publishing its first CarbonNeutral catalogue.

Following considerable growth, Neal’s Yard Remedies is going to use the emissions data captured for its CarbonNeutral certification, to set robust targets for year on year emissions reductions.

“For us, offsetting has provided a great way to connect with and take action on the impact of the business, as opposed to donating an arbitrary amount to an environmental cause,” explained Dominic. The company is increasingly interested in making links to the Sustainable Development Goals.  “The co-benefits of carbon offset projects are enabling us to identify and talk about the positive impact we are having beyond emissions reductions,” concluded Dominic.