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Sustaining Natural Growth

By: Karen A. Newman
Posted: February 2, 2007

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“As a manufacturer, we are not only committed to using recycled and renewable resources. We also support local and regional communities to implement more recycling programs and education about sustainable living,” said Setzfand.

Korres is a member and financial contributor of the Hellenic Recovery and Recycling Corporation (HERRCo SA / EEAA AE) that was established by industrial and commercial companies either distributing packaged products to the Greek market or manufacturing different types of packaging.

“Moreover, we support the use of recyclable materials. Being a cosmetics company, we have to use plastic as one of our major packaging materials, said Vasilyadis. The company uses polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP), which are common recyclable plastics. Korres avoids the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), due to its toxic emissions when burned,” said Vasilyadis.

With so much attention paid these days to how products flow through the entire supply chain, it is no surprise that natural product companies seek to carry their commitment to natural products throughout the chain.

Weleda maintains its own biodynamic gardens throughout the world and claims to have the largest biodynamic gardens in Europe “Many of our ingredients for both our medicines and body care products are harvested here by our expert team of farmers. We also develop Fair Trade projects in various areas of the world to attain the highest quality of organic and purely natural ingredients for our products and to support local communities,” said Barckley. Weleda’s new production facilities and offices throughout the world utilize innovative, low-impact systems such as water recycling systems, solar panels and natural cooling systems. “As an environmentally friendly company, we always pay extremely close attention to our impact on the environment,” Barckley said.