Our Sustainability Commitments



At Dr. Jetske Ultee Skincare we take sustainability very seriously. In 2019 we signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The organisation’s vision is supported by three key actions: eliminate, innovate and circulate. For Dr. Jetske Ultee Skincare this means that we try to eliminate single-use plastics, use recyclable packaging and use recycled packaging. Of course, we know changes are not made overnight. So we have set goals to help us make our packaging 100% reusable, recyclable, recycled or compostable by 2025. We have not only made a commitment towards reducing plastic waste, but also towards improving other aspects that we think make our company more sustainable. Discover all our commitments.



 

Reducing waste

We believe in reducing waste throughout our whole supply chain, not just in the packaging of our products. This means we work with our suppliers to determine what their plans are to reduce and eliminate plastics and also encourage them to innovate. Furthermore, we are constantly looking for more sustainable packaging and ways to eliminate unnecessary use of plastics. It is a great challenge, but we are willing to take it on.

dr. Jetske Ultee

 

“As a brand owner who loves exploring the world and is inspired by other cultures, their wisdom and knowledge, I will do anything to make my brand and products as environmentally friendly as possible to preserve the world for the generations yet to come.”

PACKAGING
PACKAGING
Recyclable plastic

 

  • In 2019 approx. 88% of the packaging used was made from recyclable plastic.
  • We are currently testing recycled packaging for most of our products and are hoping to offer recycled packaging for 66% of our sold products by 2022.
  • In 2025 we want all our packaging to be recyclable.
  • In 2025 we want 80% of our packaging to be made from post-consumer recycled content.

 

 

FILLING MATERIAL
FILLING MATERIAL
Biodegradable chips

 

  • We changed the filling material used in the boxes we send to our customers to 100% biodegradable chips made of corn starch. In 2019, this resulted in a reduction of our plastic consumption by 1900 kg. The 100% biodegradable corn chips dissolve in contact with water you can dispose of them with the green waste.
ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
No plastic wrapping

 

  • We are currently testing sending Dr. Jetske Ultee’s book All About Your Skin without plastic wrapping. With this, we expect to save 24 kg of plastic on an annual basis and to eliminate almost all single-use plastics.

 

 

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Free of charge CO2 compensation

We are aware that shipping packages generates CO2 emissions, which are harmful to the environment. That is why we have chosen to compensate the CO2 emission caused by sending your package. Free of charge of course!

 

  • Since the beginning of 2020 we have started compensating for CO2 emissions caused by sending packages by post. Since then, we have compensated about 40 tons of CO2
  • Since the end of 2019 we also compensate for CO2 emissions caused by printing Dr. Jetske Ultee’s book All About Your Skin.

 

FSC certified paper

We use FSC labelled paper and packaging to ensure our materials come from responsible sources. The Forest Stewardship Counsel (FSC) is an international organisation with a mission to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. This admirable mission emerged from the global concern for tropical deforestation.

FSC CERTIFIED
FSC CERTIFIED
Shipping boxes

 

Our shipping boxes are made from FSC certified cardboard. They can be disposed of with the paper waste.

FSC CERTIFIED
FSC CERTIFIED
Printed matter

 

Since 2020, we use FSC certified recycled paper for all our printed matter (including Dr. Jetske Ultee’s book and flyers).

OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Printed Instructions for Use

 

For returning customers the printed Instructions for Use are optional, saving 540 kg of paper annually.

 

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FREE FROM ANIMAL TESTING Animal well-being

To us it goes without saying that all our products are free from animal testing. After all, it is not allowed in Europe and we don’t even want to think about it. We also don’t use ingredients that are extracted from animals.

 

  • We don’t test on animals
  • We don’t use animal material

What can you do?

We try our best to help reduce plastic waste. But there are also actions that you, as a customer, can take to help us reduce our plastic waste. How? By recycling the packaging. Not all of our packaging can be recycled yet. Here you can find which packaging can and cannot be recycled.

PACKAGING THAT CAN BE RECYCLED

 

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Exfoliant
  • Moisturizer
  • Suncare SPF 15 and 30
  • Repair Cream
  • Body Cream
  • Suncover 250 ml
  • Suncover 1000 ml
  • Foundation
  • Foundation sample

PACKAGING THAT CANNOT BE RECYCLED YET

 

  • Vitamine A Serum
  • Azelaic Acid Serum
  • Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Concealer

 

Unfortunately, not all of our packaging can be recycled yet due to the use of mixed materials. As mentioned before, we strive to use only recyclable packaging by 2025. 

Our shipping boxes and printed matter can be disposed of with the paper waste. As the 100% biodegradable corn chips dissolve in contact with water you can dispose of them with the green waste.

If you have any ideas how we can be more sustainable, please contact our customer service. We would love to hear from you!