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Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing
Responsible Packaging & Manufacturing
Commitment to Recycling
Kiehl's Gives
Eco-Conscious Retail Design

FORMULATING A BETTER FUTURE

Future Made Better is our journey toward reducing our environmental impact and improving the
communities we serve. Working toward a healthier planet means Kiehl’s is creating more responsible formulas with
renewable ingredients and sustainable packaging, while improving the materials we use in our stores.

DOING OUR PART

More than a mission, Kiehl’s Does is responsibility in action. It’s what we’re doing now to generate less waste and respect
the environment. We're always aiming to do better, from the formula ingredients we use to the packaging materials we choose.

WHAT KIEHL'S DOES

DOING OUR PART

More than a mission, Kiehl’s Does is responsibility in action. It’s what we’re doing now to generate less waste and reduce carbon emissions through the formula ingredients we use and the packaging materials we choose.

What Kiehl's does
We formulate our products to improve the overall health of your skin and with the wellbeing of the environment in mind.
 
• 98% of our formulas are made with at least 3 renewable ingredients – which means they can be replenished or regrown.
• We watch our water usage in manufacturing and have reduced water waste by 78% to date.;
• The raw ingredients we source support responsible farming practices in over 600 communities worldwide.

GIVING BACK

We believe in active generosity, and through Kiehl’s Gives, our company-wide philanthropic commitment, we’ve supported
137 charitable organizations through 213 local initiatives since 2015, with a special focus on the environment and positive social change.

HOW KIEHL'S GIVES

GLOSSARY

TERMINOLOGY & DEFINITION
TERMINOLOGY
Biodegradable:
DEFINITION

Organic products that can be biologically decomposed in an aqueous environment by microorganisms (primarily bacteria, yeast and fungi) to produce CO2 and water

PCR:

An acronym for “post-consumer recycled”; PCR can often be incorporated into bottles, cartons, jars and other packaging materials to reduce the use of virgin materials

Renewable Raw Material:

A material composed of over 50% material from a source that can be renewed or re-grown, like plants

Sustainable Sourcing:

This approach ensures that raw materials of plant origin come from supply chains that respect biodiversity, limit their environmental impact, guarantee production with zero impact on ecosystems and promote the socioeconomic development of local populations; It may also include an element of solidarity and social responsibility to benefit disadvantaged communities

Water Footprint:

A given activity’s overall impact on water, including the total amount of water used, either by the consumer or the producer (including the quantity of water that is collected and consumed and the pollution that is generated)

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