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Incorporating Sustainability into New Products

Sustainable Purchasing

We purchase raw materials in consideration of the sustainability of local communities.

Amorepacific Group is dedicated to actively offering sustainability products to customers. To achieve this goal, we use raw materials that minimize negative impact on the environment and practice sustainable purchasing to co-prosper with local communities.

Sustainable Palm Oil

Amorepacific Group deeply recognizes forest destruction caused by reckless expansion of palm oil plantations as well as an increase of endangered species, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as serious environmental issues. Accordingly, we support the efforts of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in promoting the use of sustainable palm oil throughout the industry. We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation.

Annually, we use approximately 27,000 tons of palm-derived and palm kernel-derived ingredients as raw materials for fatty acids, glycerol and surfactants. In cooperation with our partners, we are continuing our effort in switching from palm-derived or palm kernel-derived ingredients to RSPO-certified ingredients. And from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients.

Using Raw Materials from Beautiful Fair Trade

Beautiful Fair Trade is a raw materials procurement program to ensure quality products and a healthy society. Since 2010, Amorepacific Group sourced agricultural goods that have been cultivated in an eco-friendly manner through the Beautiful Fair Trade program to use as ingredients in our beauty products. We aim to follow three key principles – mutually beneficial relationship with local communities, safety of ingredients, and protection of ecosystems – in the process of selecting and purchasing botanical ingredients.

Three Key Principles of Beautiful Fair Trade
  • Mutually beneficial relationship with local communities
    We are committed to continue to purchase our raw materials produced locally at equitable prices to contribute to the development of local communities.
  • Safe materials sourced from nature
    We will be transparent and disclose the origin of raw materials to ensure our customers have full trust in our products. We are dedicated to sourcing good-quality raw materials cultivated in unspoiled natural environment.
  • Protection of ecosystems
    We will make every effort to avoid harming nature in the course of cultivation and harvesting of raw materials in ways such as not using chemical fertilizers.

In 2017, our brands including Sulwhasoo, Mamonde, Innisfree, and Hanyul continued to develop products containing raw materials sourced through Beautiful Fair Trade. By using reliable and high-quality raw materials purchased via Beautiful Fair Trade, we build trust with our customers while contributing to the development of local communities through purchasing at a fair price.