Sustainability Policy

At Gilchrist & Soames we recognise that each action our business takes has an impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate.

Our Commitment:

  • We are committed to leading by example through environmentally sustainable practices in our workplace activities and community engagement
  • We are committed to finding and implementing practices in Gilchrist & Soames offices, manufacturing plant and distribution centers that reduce the negative impact of our work

This commitment will be met by:

  • Understanding the environmental aspects and impacts of our activities and where appropriate changing the way that we operate
  • Ensuring that all staff are aware of the expectations
  • Measuring our performance against agreed objectives and targets

The Gilchrist & Soames sustainability objectives and targets are developed by a cross functional leadership team and approved by the Executive team.

Committing to principles of pollution prevention and waste avoidance in daily operations:

  • Power conservation
  • Minimizing production scrap
  • Recycling

Understanding and minimizing downstream impact of products on the environment:

  • Offering only biodegradable products
  • Clean formulations >95% naturally derived ingredients
  • Having a positive impact on the communities where we do business
  • Donating finished goods waste to local non-profit organizations in support of their missions
  • Continuous growth of workforce through ongoing employee training

Gilchrist & Soames will achieve this by:

  • Training and supporting staff to work and live with sustainability in mind every day
  • Managing, monitoring and measuring resource use
  • Influencing external suppliers and stakeholders to manage resources effectively

To ensure that we continually improve against our objectives we will monitor activities and report results regularly.