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Measuring and reducing environmental footprint across the entire product cycle

The environmental footprint of a product means measuring the environmental impact of the entire process of making a product. AMOREPACIFIC's various brands measure the amount of water consumed during the entire manufacturing process, from the collection of raw materials to production, transportation, use, and disposal. We also measure the environmental impact of those processes and make efforts to improve our products in a way that reduces their environmental footprint.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask EX measured and reduced water usage

The water footprint of a product means measuring the amount of water consumed in the entire process of making a product, from the collection of raw materials to disposal after use. In October 2020, Laneige's steady seller, Classic Water Sleeping Mask, acquired the PWF Product Water Footprint certification by the non-profit British Carbon Trust, which marks the first certification in the cosmetics industry to measure a product's water footprint, and which aims to reduce water consumption. The steps that have the most impact on the total water footprint of a Laneige's Water Sleeping Mask were from the pre-manufacturing and manufacturing stages. With the renewal of the packaging material, Laneige was able to reduce the water consumption per product by 0.7L (10.9%) compared to the previous product by reducing its weight while maintaining the same functionality. The annual total water consumption reduced through this renewal is 1.3 times the size of an Olympic swimming pool, which is equivalent to the water consumption of 2,079 cubic m in a 50m long × 21m wide × 1.98m deep swimming pool.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask EX measured and reduced water usage

OSULLOC's Sejak reduced carbon footprints

In order to reduce the environmental impact of its products, OSULLOC renewed the tin case packaging material for its thin 80g product in 2019, and acquired the carbon footprint measurement and reduction certification mark from the non-profit British Carbon Trust in 2020. The stage that has the most impact on the total carbon footprint of OSULLOC's Sejak is the production of the tea and use of raw materials and packaging materials, and after the renewal, 336g, or 12.7% ot total carbon emissions were reduced. The Sejak thin tin case product has been reduced in size compared to the previous iteration in order to reduce weight, and the internal packaging material, the filling bag, has also been reduced from two to one. These measures accounted for a carbon reduction that is equivalent to approximately about 904 30-year-old pine trees based on 2020 sales volumes.

OSULLOC's Sejak reduced carbon footprints