Brains and beauty: The Soap Co. cuts carbon emissions from 2017

The ethical beauty brand reduced its operational emissions by 3.4% in its second year of carbon footprint reporting

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Ethical beauty brand The Soap Co. has announced a reduction in carbon emissions from the previous year.

In the year ending March 2018, the brand reported 124.7 tonnes of CO2 output, a decrease of 3.4% from 2017.

The reductions measured are based on emissions from energy used in its building - including natural gas and purchased electricity - from waste disposal, water usage and paper produced in the office to courier services used across its four UK sites, London, Keswick, Portsmouth and Scotland.

With these results The Soap Co. will retain its The Planet Mark Sustainability certification, which recognises companies' commitment to sustainable operations.

In an effort to secure this certification, the brand has purchased renewable energy across its London-based site, cut its recycled waste emission by 12% and streamlined its manufacturing process to encourage efficient and reduced waste.

Head of Commercial and Green Team member at The Soap Co., Camilla Marcus-Dew, said: "The Soap Co has much to celebrate.

"Reducing our carbon footprint is part of our ongoing commitment to make planet friendly decisions and has been achieved alongside a 14% increase in annual production to 1.3 million units."

She added: "Our partnership with The Planet Mark will only grow from strength to strength."

In order to hit its 2018-2019 carbon footprint reduction target The Soap Co. is said to be investing in water saving systems, the lagging of manufacturing vessels and printer management to reduce paper usage.

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