We measure our impact for the whole manufacturing process – our goal is to create products with a positive environmental impact.

2018 Results

The main objectives set in 2017 and the results obtained in 2018.

LAUNCH A PROJECT TO PROTECT WATER RESOURCES, PARTICULARLY THE SEA

We reached our objective by starting 2 projects. “TuteliAMO il mare” is the Davines Italia project that has sensitised 33,946 final clients on the importance of protecting the Mediterranean and of protecting sea turtles. “Do we want plastic from the Mediterranean on our plates?” is an appeal to take action that was launched by the Davines Group at the Italian B Corp Summit. It was chosen as the best positive community impact project and will be launched in 2019. The goal will be to remove one or more plastic garbage patches from the Mediterranean.

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NO DISPOSABLE PLASTIC ITEMS IN THE DAVINES VILLAGE

There are no disposable plastic items at the Davines Village. Plastic glasses, cutlery, and water bottles have been replaced by glass, porcelain, and steel, and all colleagues have been provided with water flasks to use for the filtered tap water. Also, Davines has tried to eliminate all other indirect sources that generate disposable plastic items: the vending machines have been replaced by fresh snacks that have no packaging, and there are no disposable capsules for tea, coffee, or other beverages.

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100
%

OF TURNOVER IS GENERATED FROM PRODUCTS THAT HAVE CO2e OFFSET PACKAGING

We are very proud to announce that we fully achieved our established objective. Since 2018, the Davines Group can happily say that all the packaging of its products, from all brands, are 100% offset. This success is the result of a long-term commitment that started in 2006 with the Essential Haircare line, and was significantly strengthened in 2016 with the company decision to offset packaging for an increasing number of product lines. Now, new offset challenges are opening up on the horizon for the Davines Group.

% OF TURNOVER GENERATED WITH PRODUCTS
THAT HAVE OFFSET PACKAGING

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objective achieved /
project completed within fixed periods
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91.9
%

OF SOLID WASTE IS RECYCLED OR RECOVERED, INCLUDING THE USE OF THE EXEMPLARY WASTE-TO-ENERGY PROCESS

% OF SOLID WASTE RECYCLED OR RECOVERED

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The 95% target was not achieved in 2018 because our move to the new location led to the disposal of an extraordinary quantity of certain types of waste which, unfortunately, could not be recycled or sent through the waste-to-energy process. This incident was a learning experience for the Davines Group and has nourished our intention to avoid generating this type of waste in the future.

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project not achieved within the established timeframe
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2018: Other facts and numbers

All the other data that displays the impact of Davines in the area planet.

THE OBJECTIVE IMPACT OF OUR PRODUCTS

SLCA

% OF PRODUCTS (BASED ON TURNOVER)
APPLIED TO SLCA* ANALYSIS

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LCA

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16.2
%

OF PRODUCTS (BASED ON TURNOVER) APPLIED TO LCA*

Davines has chosen to measure the sustainability of its products at every life-cycle stage using two different assessment methods: the Strategic Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), and the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

SLCA analysis is used to qualitatively evaluate product sustainability considering its impact on four principles of sustainability: natural resource extraction, production of man-made substances, degradation of nature by physical means, creation of barriers to keep humans from satisfying their needs.

LCA analysis, on the other hand, uses specific scientific standards to quantify the impact of a product on specific impact categories. Examples are the quantity of CO2-equivalent emissions (CO2e) into the atmosphere, and the acidification of water as a result of each phase of the product’s life cycle.

* Data based on Davines S.p.A. turnover.

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OUR NEW WAY TO CALCULATE THE NATURALNESS OF INGREDIENTS

Inspired by sustainability and transparency, the Davines Group decided in 2018 to create its own criteria for classifying natural ingredients. The new criteria specify that: no raw material can have any portion, no matter how small, that is synthetic in nature; and if the raw material is transformed, the processing must be sustainable.

The Davines Group classification criteria is therefore more restrictive than ISO 16128, because it states that an ingredient of natural origin can only be defined as such if 100% of its molecular structure is of natural origin. The ISO criteria, on the other hand, is contented with a naturalness classification that can be assigned if “at least 50%” of its molecular structure is of natural origin

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OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE UP OF

INGREDIENTS

% HIGHLY BIODEGRADABLE
INGREDIENTS (OECD 301 METHOD,
EC REGULATION 648/2004)

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% INGREDIENTS BY TYPE

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WATER

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THE CLOSED-LOOP COOLING SYSTEM IN THE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES ALLOWS WATER TO BE REUSED SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE SAME PROCESS

THE VILLAGE GARDEN IRRIGATION SYSTEM REUSES THE WATER FROM THE GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM

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PACKAGING

0
59.5
%

OF ALL PACKAGING (PRIMARY,
SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY) IS
MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

0
86.5
%

OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD
PACKAGING IS MADE FROM
RECYCLED MATERIALS

0
44
%

OF PLASTIC PACKAGING IS EITHER
BIO-BASED OR RECYCLED

PLASTIC PACKAGING (PRIMARY,
SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY)

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ELECTRICITY

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100
%

RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY USED IN THE PARMA MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

0
71.4
%

RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY USED IN THE GROUP’S FOREIGN BRANCHES

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OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Since 2006, the Davines Group has been mitigating and offsetting its CO2e equivalent emissions (CO2e). The Parma manufacturing facilities derive their electricity from renewable sources, and CO2e emissions are offset for the packaging of the best-selling product families. In 2016, the company set objectives to increase the number of company vehicles that are either hybrid, hybrid plug-in, or fully electric. In 2017, the company manufacturing facilities and the offices in Parma became carbon neutral through the offsetting of all unmitigated CO2e emissions.

The opening of the Davines Village in 2018 brought about a significant turning point: we completely abandoned the use of fossil fuel gas, and replaced it with bio-methane and geothermal energy. All Group offices became carbon neutral, and 100% of the emissions resulting from manufacturing the packaging of all our products were offset.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol classifies company greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) into three categories:

Scope 1

All CO2e emissions deriving from the direct combustion of fossil fuels for heating and the company fleet of vehicles, as well as air conditioning fugitive emissions of refrigerant gases.

Scope 2

CO2e emissions from the use of electricity. If electricity is produced from renewable sources, there are zero emissions.

Scope 3

These emissions are beyond the direct control of the company, such as those from company travel or the production of packaging.

The Davines Group emits a total of 5,201 tons of CO2e. Here are the numbers subdivided by location:

PARMA
OFFICES AND
MANUFACTURING
FACILITIES
ITALY
OFFICES
FRANCE
OFFICES
MEXICO
OFFICES
NETHERLANDS
OFFICES
UNITED
KINGDOM
OFFICES
UNITED
STATES
OFFICES
HONG KONG*
SCOPE 1
[ton CO2e]
876.6 59.3 26.7 101.1 44.9 71.4 0.05
SCOPE 2
[ton CO2e]
0 0 10.6 0 10.4 0 0.22
SCOPE 3
[ton CO2e]
3999.7

* Hong Kong branch opened in December 2018

THE DAVINES GROUP OFFICES ARE CARBON NEUTRAL

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