Cosmewax consolidating its sustainable development goals

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Cosmewax consolidating its sustainable development goals

Cosmewax, a leading Spanish company in the manufacture and marketing of cosmetic products for third parties, works every day to improve the relationship between economic growth and environmental safeguards. It is for this reason that it has integrated the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN in 2015 into its business strategy.

Cosmewax works every day to improve the relationship between economic growth and environmental safeguards. It is for this reason that it has integrated the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN in 2015 into its business strategy.

Cosmewax aims to contribute from within its industry to achieving the global objectives of eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity within sustainable development.

In the same way, Cosmewax also acts as a spokesperson, helping to further and spread this initiative.

This contribution begins by focusing on 14 priorities:

GOAL 1: No poverty

Firstly, at our head offices, we help to tackle the impact of poverty throughout the world by donating products to use the proceeds for social purposes. We also provide financial support to food banks and other organisations to contribute towards the fight against hunger.

GOAL 3: Good health and well-being

All staff receive Health and Safety training. Cosmewax makes it easy for staff to have medical check-ups and flu vaccinations.

GOAL 5: Gender equality

Cosmewax’s Equality Plan is a fundamental principle of its company policy. More than 60% of staff are women and 69% of senior posts are held by women.

GOAL 6: Clean water and sanitation

In order to reduce water consumption, Cosmewax offers its employees training on good practices and process optimisation.

In addition, the company is committed to ensuring the quality of water discharged through exhaustive waste water management and treatment.

GOAL 7: Affordable and clean energy

The company is working to increase the use of energy from renewable sources and energy efficiency.

GOAL 8: Decent work and economic growth

For this block, the aim is to foster economic growth through R&D and by hiring new employees, particularly young people.

At Cosmewax, productivity is encouraged by creating a pleasant work environment through active communication and continuous training for employees.

GOAL 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure.

Cosmewax will double its production capacity by building a new manufacturing factory and extending the hair removal factory in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), including the latest technology.

Likewise, solar panels will be installed to reduce CO2 emissions.

GOAL 10: Reduced inequalities

Cosmewax promotes a work-life balance. Therefore, we provide one month of maternity leave in addition to what is established by law, both for men and women.

Cosmewax has a specific Equality Plan to fight internal inequalities from within the company.

GOAL 12: Responsible consumption and production

To optimise resources and move towards more efficient production practices, consumption is minimised by reusing and recycling paper, plastic, cardboard and wood, and charging stations for electric vehicles will be installed.

Cosmewax also conducts awareness-raising campaigns to ensure that consumption is just and necessary.

GOAL 13: Climate action

Cosmewax aims to help combat climate change. As a result, we have implementing the following measures:

  • Calculating its carbon footprint each year to reduce emissions
  • Raising awareness with sustainability and environment projects: Global Compact, Ecovadis, etc.
  • Promoting circular economy by increasing non-hazardous waste re-use.
  • Green areas in our future facilities to increase biodiversity.

GOAL 14: Life below water

In addition to ensuring the quality of discharged water, Cosmewax is committed to reducing the use of micro beads and promoting responsible water consumption.

GOAL 15 Life on land

In addition to its ranges of vegan cosmetic products, which have the minimum number of ingredients possible and are free from petroleum-derived ingredients, Also, Cosmewax uses paper from controlled forests and is significantly increasing the content of recycled material in its products and their recyclability.

GOAL 16: Peace, justice and solid institutions

In order to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, Cosmewax fosters a good work environment with employees, customers and suppliers through the principles and rules set forth in its Code of Ethics.

GOAL 17: Partnerships for the goals.

The SDGs can only be achieved with solid global partnerships and cooperation

To this end, the company is RSPO certified, which guarantees that the palm oil used in its products is sustainable, and promotes the use of FSC- and PEFC- certified packaging.

In conclusion, Cosmewax continues to work on implementing measures that reinforce and further these goals to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Cosmewax – Sustainable Development Goals


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