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  • Earth Harbor's Sustainability Transparency Program

Earth Harbor's Sustainability Transparency Program

Earth Harbor's Sustainability Transparency Program

At Earth Harbor, we've been committed to making a positive impact in sustainability before it was a buzzword (our Founder + CEO is a published researcher and former environmental social enterprise co-founder with an MPH specializing in environmental health, after all!) and are also making history in blue beauty by being the first ever skincare brand becoming Climate Neutral, Plastic-Negative, and 1% For The Planet Certified. We're also dedicated to being an industry leader in sustainable skincare, thus, transparency about sustainability and accessibility is very important to us, so we just launched our NEW Sustainability Transparency Program and the new email sustainability@earthharbor.com, which will be our main line of communication for all things sustainability. Drop a line at sustainability@earthharbor.com to reach us with any questions about all things related to our sustainability efforts while we continue to roll out easy-to-find information including, but not limited to: formulas, packaging, recycling, manufacturing, sourcing, measurable outcomes, evidence-based best practices, and charitable giving.

Dive into our ever-expanding Sustainability Transparency Program, and discover what makes us unique in our sustainable standards and practices. Plus, stay tuned for more exciting sustainability launches to further our ever-evolving efforts. 

 

    Our Commitment to Sustainability

     

     

    Overarching:

    • Carbon Neutral
    • Plastic Negative
    • Versatile products that fight waste
    • Donate to ocean conservation and solving the water crisis
    • Ever-evolving with best practices

     

    Packaging:

    • 100% reusable and recyclable packaging; zero-waste goals
    • Flint glass containers only; includes recycled glass
    • Post-consumer resin closures, including ocean waste plastic
    • 100% compostable shipping packaging, even the tape
    • Sustainable forests and post-consumer materials
    • No unnecessary packaging ever
    • Eco-friendly ink and labels
    • Compostable and fully recyclable refills coming 2022!
    • Zero-Waste send-back program through Pact Collective

     

    Sourcing:

    • Nearly 100% locally-sourced packaging, within 50 miles
    • Responsible, in-house ingredient sourcing and ethical trade 
    • Partner with local farmers for repurposing waste
    • Source many plant extracts from local farmers and herbalists
    • Source upcycled ingredients whenever possible
    • Source 100% non-GMO ingredients, focusing on certified organic and EcoCert
    • Only work with companies that prioritize sustainability
    • Transport with carbon neutral shipping whenever possible

     

    Manufacturing:

    • Proudly moving 95%+ in-house
    • Earth-conscious product manufacturing  
    • Small-batch made
    • Solar-powered studio
    • Terracycle® Zero-Waste Program
    • In-house Sustainability Committee 
    • Zero-waste wherever possible
    • Mindful of full product lifecycles

     

    Formulas: 

    • Overseen by an environmental health specialist/toxicologist
    • 100% non-GMO, organic, or wildcrafted ingredients
    • Ocean-friendly formulas
    • Modular formulas for low-waste, conscious consumerism 
    • 100% vegan, no added soy, and no added gluten

     

    We Love Certifications (and Are Striving for More):

    • 1% For The Planet®
    • Carbon Neutral (Climate Neutral®)*
    • Plastic Negative (RePurpose Global®)*
    • EU Certified*
    • ISO Good Manufacturing Practices*
    • Pact Collective
    • Forest Stewardship Council®
    • Leaping Bunny®
    • PETA® Vegan & Cruelty-Free
    • Nontoxic (Think Dirty®)
    • Campaign For Safe Cosmetics™
    • Truth In Labeling™
    • Independent Beauty Association®
    • Local Sourcing (Utah’s Own®; Georgia Grown®)
    • Ethical Source (EcoCert® or Fair Trade for individual ingredients)
    • USDA Organic or Non-GMO (for individual ingredients)
    • Woman-Owned (Female Founder Collective®)

    Everything is Moving In-house (a Beauty Industry Rarity):

    • We're set on making as much as possible in our studio's certified lab 
    • Employee approximately 40 people in our local community
    • Chemist-made
    • Conscious manufacturing
    • Toxicologist audited
    • Each batch is quality tested
    • Sustainable sourcing
    • Filling and packaging
    • Warehousing
    • Fulfillment
    • Customer service
    • PR and marketing
    • … And all in between! 

     

    More on Our Origins:

    • Founded by an herbalist, health scientist, & humanitarian engineer
    • Proudly ASD (formerly known as Asperger’s) & OCD founder + CEO
    • Started with $2000 saved during difficult times
    • Began in farmers' markets
    • Moved from 100 sq ft treehouse to 11,000 sq ft studio in 3 years
    • Grassroots with no funding, no loans, no prior independent wealth
    • A thriving small family business grown out of personal hardships

     

    And Let’s Not Forget:

    • We back up claims with Consumer Perception Tests* and peer reviewed research
    • We third party test formulas and batches
    • We have a Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality Council
    • We adopt a sea turtle every season
    • We host a local beach cleanup every season
    • We donate $1 for every product review to a different environmental non-profit each month
    • We are always striving to do better
    • And honestly so much more… 

    *complete by the end of 2021

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