It’s not easy being green but at Green People we’re passionate about two things: providing our customers with a diverse choice of certified organic products and minimising the impact doing so has on the environment. With over 20 years' experience, we’re pioneers of the clean beauty movement, and here we reveal what goes into being green.
WE SET THE STANDARDS
Our founder, Charlotte, was on the Soil Association Health & Beauty Products Standards committee and played a key role in setting the first natural and organic cosmetic standards.
OUR CRUELTY-FREE ETHOS
You can rest assured that we have never tested our products on animals and never will. We have cruelty-free certification from PETA and have never carried out or commissioned animal testing of any raw material, cosmetic ingredient or finished product.
WE’RE TRIED AND TESTED
All our packaging materials are checked, assessed and approved by the organic certification bodies that we are licensed by.
WE GIVE RECYCLING 100% OF OUR ATTENTION
All our packaging is 100% recyclable (except toothpastes and sachets) and we are actively seeking the best possible solutions for alternative packaging materials.
WE MAKE A STANCE AGAINST MICROPLASTICS
We have never used microbeads in our products and even helped bring about a UK ban on them when we presented a petition against microplastics to Downing Street with Greenpeace.
APPROVED BY ANIMALS
There’s no elephant in the room here, we’re so transparent about what goes into our products that we’ve been approved by PETA, the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society.
WE’RE OFF THE GRID
To keep wastage to a minimum our offices and warehouse are powered by Ecotricity, a 100% renewable energy provider.
WE WEATHER THE STORM
Our main manufacturing site uses wind-generated electricity and heat sourced from the earth to enable us to create the products that you love without harming our environment.
WE CHIP IN TO HELP PROTECT THE PLANET
To make sure your products arrive safely we pack them with compostable packing chips made from biodegradable non-GMO corn starch.
WE GO BY THE BOOK
We’re so conscious of being green that we’ve been ranked ethical in the Good Shopping Guide for 14 years in a row.
WE ARE HEAT EFFICIENT
To minimise energy wastage, we use infra-red heating in our warehouse. This only heats solid objects and not the empty air space around them.
OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES
We work closely with the Marine Conservation Society and have donated over £70,000 from the sale of our products towards helping them keep our shores and coastlines pollution-free.
WE PRACTISE WHAT WE PREACH
At Green People we’re as green as our word and whether its car sharing, cycling to work or simply turning the light off when we leave a room. Our whole team makes an effort to reduce our impact on the environment.
What steps do you take to help protect the planet? If you’re an avid recycler, drive an electric car or you volunteer to clean up our beaches we’d love to hear about it. Let us know by using #GreenYourRoutine on social, or leave us a comment below.