I had to do a little research on the company Burt’s Bees for the company I worked for and I came upon some information I didn’t know. They have set .some pretty ambitious goals they are committed to for the year 2020. Just a look into some of these numbers, they are “including a 51.5% decrease in waste to landfill, a 15.3% decrease in energy use, and a 5.5% decrease in non-product manufacturing water use versus the previous year.” So far this article says they are on target during the year 2009. Something they developed Live the Greater Good to help their employees become educated and take action to keep Burt’s Bees on track to their 2020 goals. They want to be known as the “greenest personal care company on earth.”
I have been quite pleased with their selection of products. I have purchased several Burt’s Bees products at Swanson Health Products. I will soon be trying an exfoliate scrub. I like how they pioneered the development of stricter guidelines to what natural really means when it’s on a label. They helped create The Natural Standard for Personal Care Products. These guidelines: natural ingredients, no health risks, no animal testing and should use biodegradable ingredients apply to Burt’s Bees products so you know you are getting a good product. This standard also requires full disclosure of their ingredients and also use of recyclable materials. With Burt’s Bees lofty goals for the future gives me hope that other companies may follow suit too. If you know any companies that have great environmental goals or have new innovative technology to help the environment, please leave us a comment below.