Emma Lewisham has attained B Corp Certification. Image supplied.
Continuing to lead the way in the beauty industry, Emma Lewisham has announced that the brand is proudly B Corporation (B Corp) Certified. The innovative beauty business joins over 3,500 B Corp businesses, operating in 150 industries, spanning 70 countries that are committed to minimising their impact on the planet and meeting high standards of accountability and transparency. Currently, only 43 businesses in Aotearoa, New Zealand, are certified B Corps, and only two of them are in the cosmetic industry which makes this achievement particularly significant.
“We’re incredibly proud of our B Corp Certification. Our purpose is to set a new benchmark in beauty by creating a positive impact on people’s skin, wellbeing and planet,” says Founder and CEO Emma Lewisham. “In joining the global B Corp community, we solidify our promise to balance purpose and profit and consistently use our business as a force for good. To gain this certification, we ensured our social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency were of the highest standard across every aspect of our business. The certification requires companies to have a positive impact in all areas of their business. B Corp certifications act as a symbol of trust that organisations are using their businesses as a force for good.”
From the beginning, the Emma Lewisham brand has embodied a new way of thinking, proving that natural and scientifically backed skincare can co-exist while setting a new benchmark in circular-designed, climate positive and transparent beauty. With the huge amount of progress the brand has made since launching in 2019, it was a natural next step for Emma Lewisham to work towards attaining B Corp Certification.
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. The companies that achieve it are part of a global community of for-profit leaders pledging to use business as a force for good.
Our society’s most critical problems cannot be solved by governments and nonprofits alone. B Corp businesses work towards reduced inequality, lower poverty levels, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
“We’re proud to congratulate Emma Lewisham for helping to bring B Corp standards to the beauty industry. Their efforts to reduce waste are an important step for the industry, and the start of even bigger change to come. We need leaders from all sectors to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet”, says B Corp Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand CEO, Andrew Davies.
In recognition of Emma Lewisham’s B Corp Certification, the brand have partnered with environmental nonprofit Project Zero to help restore and protect a global network of ocean sanctuaries and blue carbon ecosystems to foster prosperous ocean biodiversity and mitigate the effects of rapid climate change.
Referred to as ‘the lungs of the Earth’ by the United Nations, the ocean generates as much as 80% of the oxygen we breathe, yet today less than 4% of our oceans are protected. The ocean also regulates Earth’s carbon dioxide levels, absorbing more than 70% of all current carbon emissions. Project Zero is a global network of protected ocean sanctuaries located across the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Project Zero protects its designated ocean sanctuaries from drilling, mining, fishing and pollution in order to foster prosperous ocean biodiversity and mitigate all the external pressures we put on our oceans.
Project Zero is working to secure 30% of the ocean under protection to create a sustainable future for life on Earth. As part of Emma Lewisham’s climate positive commitment and vision for a more sustainable future, the brand are proud to have partnered with Project Zero to take action in protecting this critical, life-sustaining resource.