Make a real difference.
Act durably.

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) aims to mitigate the environmental, social, economic and ethical impact of our business and we take our mission seriously.

 

Placing our CSR commitments at the heart of our strategy means taking concrete action to promote safety, quality and respect for the environment on a daily basis. To this end, all our teams are mobilized to meet the main challenges we have identified: commitment to the climate, naturalness, responsible sourcing, sustainable mobility, etc.

 

We are always looking for the best solutions. And we are more motivated than ever to make excellence our only reference.

 

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Our CSR thread for 2022 - 2023

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People

Ethics in our supply chain and well-being at work

Objectives
  • 100% of new suppliers diagnosed as CSR
  • 100% palm chain traceability of our new suppliers
  • 100% responsible sourcing from our main suppliers
  • 75% of employees trained or involved in CSR actions
  • 90% "well-being at work" among our employees (annual survey)
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Planet

Reduce our environmental footprint and act against climate change

Objectives
  • Reduce our GHG scopes 1&2 by 25% by the end of 2023
  • Act on 30% of our scope 3 GHGs by the end of 2023
  • 100% of our carriers evaluated on their CSR approach
  • Favour upcycling and reduce our waste by 15%.
  • Reducing our biodiversity impact
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Ingredients

Prioritize the selection of responsible ingredients

Objectives
  • Naturality: 75% of the ingredients in the cosmetic portfolio
  • 50% of our raw material comes from recycling, overcycling or upcycling
  • Creation of a "health ingredients" range (Cosmetics, Food & Nutraceuticals)
  • Double the range of our "exemplary CSR" ingredients
  • Towards a systematic LCA study criteria for ingredients
  • Green innovation: inclusion of eco-innovative CSR ingredients and/or suppliers

To find out more,
Discover our report
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Our 2021 CSR performance at a glance!

SOCIAL

 

  • AN AVERAGE OF 18.2 HOURS OF TRAINING

per employee in 2021 vs 8.4H in 2020, more than double

 

  • 75.61% OF WOMEN

in our workforce in 2021 vs 71% in 2020

 

  • 15.80% PAY GAP

in favor of men that is reduced in 2021 vs. 18.4% in 2020

 

  • IMPROVED SECURITY
  1. Same number of work-related accidents (1) between 2021 and 2020
  2. Only 3 days of work stoppage in 2021 vs 30 in 2020
  3. 8.86 lost-time accidents in 2021 vs. 8.15 in 2020
  4. Accident severity rate reduced to 0.03% in 2021 vs 0.24 in 2020

ENVIRONMENT : ENERGY & WATER

 

  • +25% INCREASE IN WATER CONSUMPTION

At our warehouse in Saint-Ouen l'Aumône

 

 

  • -43.65% OF GHG SCOPES 1 & 2

ENVIRONMENT : WASTE & RECYCLING

  • 3,620 KG OF OFFICE WASTE RECYCLED IN 2021

i.e. twice as much as in 2020 (1,784 Kg recycled waste)

 

 

  • -3,69 TONNES

Evolution of raw material waste at SOA in 2021 vs 2020

 

Sustainability Box By Unipex, A concentrate of responsible commitments

Unipex has developed 3 specific CSR measurement tools to better support our partners and bring them our Sustainable Development expertise on a daily basis.

Our CSR audit

For an ever more sustainable follow-up

We have targeted 3 priority CSR issues: People, Planet & Ingredients.

 

We evaluate our own CSR actions but also those of our suppliers.

 

CSR audits of our supply chain (suppliers and producers) include compliance with environmental and social standards (employee health and safety).

 

On request, CSR audits can be carried out by a Unipex CSR auditor.

Our Ingredients Diagnostic

To favour responsible and transparent sourcing of our raw materials

Our Ingredient Diagnostic is an exclusive rating tool which aims to provide an assessment of our ingredients by integrating the environmental and social criteria of our raw materials.

 

We evaluate the CSR performance of our raw materials according to well-defined criteria: origins, naturalness, ethics, CSR certifications and labels, possible substitutions, efficiency and transparency.

 

Our approach also extends to innovation through the selection of innovative ingredients that can contribute to this objective.

 

With the Ingredients Diagnostic, we support our suppliers by encouraging them to adopt more responsible production.

Towards Systematic LCA

To reduce the impact of our activities on the environment

LCA or Life Cycle Assessment aims to measure the environmental and social footprint of the raw materials we distribute.

It contributes to the evaluation of the climate and biodiversity impact of our activities and allows us to better target actions to reduce GHGs and preserve life.

Our objective for 2023 is the integration of a systematic LCA Carbon study criterion for all ingredients in our portfolio via a recognized and certifiable methodology.

To go further

Selection of our exemplary CSR suppliers

Here is a selection of our suppliers involved in exemplary CSR actions

Cosmetic

Discover sustainable development for cosmetics from Unipex

To follow the latest news
in CSR

Contact our specialist

Catherine

CSR Manager

France

+ 33 (0)1 47 32 84 62

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Our certifications

The global CSR performance assessment platform EcoVadis has awarded us the Gold recognition level in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. UNIPEX thus joins the top 1% of companies assessed by Ecovadis in its sector.

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The Carbon Disclosure Project is an international carbon emissions certification that evaluates the environmental impact of companies. UNIPEX received a B- score: a rating above the average of companies in our category.

Unipex joins French companies already committed to the fight against climate change through the "French Business Climate Pledge", a collective initiative that aims to mobilize more and more French economic players and their subsidiaries to take concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ISO 9001v2015
  • Compliance with good distribution practices
  • COSMOS Ingredients
  • ESAD III certificate
  • Responsible Care member
  • RSPO Member (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil)
  • Organic certification (on certain product ranges)