Aesop

Aesop has built a reputation for high-quality products, distinctive service, outstanding retail design and a quietly non-conformist sensibility over more than thirty years. Our purpose is to nourish through intelligent interactions through our products, stores, people and communities. We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and have more than 240 retail stores and offices across the globe, as well as digital and wholesale channels. We offer skin, hair and body care formulations created with meticulous attention to detail, and with efficacy and sensory pleasure in mind.

“Climate Active certification formalises our transition to a net zero, carbon neutral future by 2030.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Aesop achieved Climate Active certification in 2020.

Why are you carbon neutral?

Aesop is commitment to protecting the natural environment and supporting the communities with whom we engage. In addition to our reduction activities, Climate Active certification formalises our transition to a net zero, carbon neutral future by 2030.

What are the benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

As a company founded on steadfast ethics, our intention has always been to tread as lightly as we can, with an unwavering commitment to quality, excellence and sustainability across ideas and formulations. Our carbon neutral certification under Climate Active demonstrates our commitment to take climate action and is a positive step towards a net zero, carbon neutral future by 2030.

What offset projects do you support?

The projects we support mitigate future greenhouse gases and abate historical emissions. We are supporting forestry projects in Australia and Zimbabwe.

We also purchased offsets that support the Colodan Great Barrier Reef project and wind power projects in Tamil Nadu and Chitradurga, India.

Why did you choose these projects?

We chose the project in Australia as it supports reforestation of land historically subject to illegal logging. By protecting the land against further clearing and replanting with native vegetation, the project promotes habitat creation for vulnerable and threatened native species including the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Powerful Owl and Long-Nosed Potoroo. 

The project in Zimbabwe was chosen for its biodiversity benefits and its support of regional sustainable development and the independence and wellbeing of local communities.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

Our commitment to climate action is driven by our historic values and desire to lighten our environmental footprint. We continue to improve our operations, reducing emissions intensity and working with our partners to have a positive impact.

Our transition to a net zero future by 2030 is well underway with ongoing reduction initiatives in our largest sources of emissions: freight, corporate travel and energy. These initiatives include a continued transition to renewable energy, an improved inventory planning tool to optimize freight and reduce corporate travel. Purchasing green energy creates demand for renewable energy and a future free from fossil fuels. To help create this sustainable future we are working actively towards all Aesop spaces operating on renewable energy by 2023.

Additional initiatives have been established that focus on our packaging, raw material procurement, waste and e-commerce.

Further, we have introduced initiatives to promote climate positive actions from our employees such as superannuation divestment, free bike servicing, composting and improved recycling services have been implemented in our spaces. 

What has been the impact of your action? 

In 2019 business growth lead to an increase in total emissions. That same year we implemented reduction initiatives in business travel, freight, electricity, e-commerce and waste. We have begun to see the impact of these reduction measures in our 2019 inventory and expect this positive impact to increase overtime.

In 2019 we:

  • increased our consumption of renewable energy in Australia and New Zealand from 31% in 2018 to 46%
  • reduced our flight activity by 7%.

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2020

PUBLICATION DATE:
2021-07-13

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2019

PUBLICATION DATE:
2020-08-18

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2018

PUBLICATION DATE:
2020-08-17

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