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KIEHL’S MISSION RENEWAL

We are committed to the health of skin and the wellbeing of the world. While our purpose has never changed, the challenges facing business and society require us to re-think every aspect of our business, to help keep resources and materials in play for longer.

OUR MISSION IN PROGRESS

Kiehl’s was built to last in 1851, and together we strive for a healthier planet for generations to come. We have mapped out our way forward to meet specific goals by 2030.

REPLENISH RESOURCES

We aim to formulate 100% of our products using abundant, renewable ingredients using sourcing and manufacturing processes that help conserve resources, minimize waste, and ensure that key natural resources are replenished, healthy and thriving. 

DESIGN OUT WASTE

Our goal is to make single-use virgin plastic a thing of the past by packaging 100% of our formulas in bottles or jars that are reusable, refillable or made of recycled materials, while making it easier for customers to dispose of over 15 million more packages.

EMPOWER COMMUNITY

We’ve always known big things start small: we inspire our global community to take action by encouraging community service and providing education focused on sustainability.

SO, WHAT IS “CIRCULARITY”?

Today, the way we make products is linear. We take materials and resources, create products and then eventually throw them away as waste. 

In a circular economy, we mimic nature’s way of doing things by focusing on how we use resources and manufacture products and by having a plan for the materials and packaging afterwards to help stop waste from being created in the first place.

WHAT DOES THIS
MEAN FOR KIEHL’S?

At Kiehl’s, this means that we are working towards sourcing renewable and abundant ingredients, formulating with green chemistry, using upcycled and post-recycled materials in our packaging and stores wherever possible, and powering our manufacturing with renewable energy and a closed water loop. We are also evolving by introducing refillable products and packaging made with less materials and recycling empty bottles and jars to be melted down into materials for the future. While our mission is far from complete, we discover new ways to improve every day and remain committed to closing the loop for the health of our planet.

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