We shoulder our responsibility. For the environment as well as for society. The protection of our environment is a cause which is very close to our hearts, and therefore a key component of our company culture. From the development, production and distribution of our products right up to our social responsibility to our employees and to society, we want to improve our ecological and social footprint and keep the effects on our natural resources at as low a level as possible.
Our formulations and ingredients
We strongly believe that innovations should not come at the expense of the environment. We are therefore delighted to be producing sustainable formulas with innovative active substances and ingredients, or following your stipulated recipes while taking into account sustainability aspects.
We create innovations in the hair, face and body care sector and continuously develop the formulation portfolio. Our focus is always on sustainability and resource-saving processing. Forward-looking technologies that take into account the latest research findings form the basis for this.
Our quality for your product safety
- Microbiological testing according to validated current standards and methods.
- Complete traceability.
- Continuous quality assurance during all production steps.
- In-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for chemical-physical testing.
- Odor & appearance testing by qualified personnel.
- Viscosity, refractive index and penetration measurement.
- Measurement of pH value.
- Density measurement.
- Lab measurement (color determination)
DIN EN ISO 22716 (GMP Kosmetik)
RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)
In preparation Environmental standard DIN 14001 01
When developing our products, we make sure that they are only manufactured with raw materials that comply with the REACH chemicals regulation. This is because the main objective of REACH is to protect human health and the environment.
RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS:
We always use a high proportion of renewable raw materials in our natural cosmetics products.
In all our natural cosmetic formulations, we naturally avoid microplastics 100%.
In the meantime, we offer an ever-growing portfolio of raw materials and active ingredients resulting from an upcycling cycle, e.g. from food production.
Palm oil and palm kernel oil are important starting materials for many of our products. They serve as emulsifiers, skin care ingredients, consistency enhancers or washing-active substances. Since no oil plant is as productive as the oil palm, switching to other oils involves far more land consumption and thus greater ecological damage. That’s why we use palm and palm kernel oil-based raw materials, but they are 89% CSPO (palm oil) and 94% CSPKO (palm kernel oil) certified to the RSPO supply chain standard according to “Mass Balance.”
By introducing certification to the RSPO standard - as one of the first from the industry (2019) - our company demonstrates the implementation of verifiable requirements set in relation to the control of RSPO-certified palm oil products in the supply chain, thus contributing to the oil palm value chain.
Purchasing looks for alternative raw materials and packaging, while Development researches and tests alternative formulations. The Technology and Production departments optimize the use of energy.
In the selection of packaging materials, too, we are concerned to buy sustainable and and fair trade packaging materials. We already pay attention to this during the development of a product idea:
- Offer recyclable packaging.
- Offer mono-materials (designed for recycling).
- Offer packaging with a high recyclate content.
- Sourcing of packaging materials from local suppliers.
- General reduction of packaging materials. (e.g. refill concepts / reduced wall thickness).
- Development/offering of innovative products, such as solid pieces or powder products to saving of packaging waste.
Production & Transport
a) External transport:
For transports organized by Szaidel we cooperate with the company Wasem Logistik from nearby Kaiserslautern. All trucks of the forwarding agency have the pollutant class EURO 6. Likewise, the transports & the diesel consumption at Wasem are CO2 compensated.
b) In-house transport logistics:
We do not use new cardboard boxes for internal transport or interim storage, but use reusable and used transport packaging
The company has implemented a waste management system to ensure optimum waste separation. In addition, a press for paper and cardboard is being planned in order to compress the material as much as possible so that fewer containers (trips) are necessary. Waste chutes and slides are also to be used to reduce internal transport routes in the future
Paper with a recycled paper content is used throughout the company. The paper used is an FSC mix and certified with EU Ecolable.
Social raw materials
When selecting raw materials, we always make sure to buy raw materials from fair trade
Education & training of employees
We promote ecological training and awareness among our employees. They know the ecological goals and the most important measures of the company. They are periodically informed about the implementation of the environmental mission statement and are also encouraged to contribute their own suggestions. We cooperate constructively with authorities, companies and organizations in dealing with ecological problems. Instruction and training on environmental protection and occupational safety issues are carried out on a regular basis.
- In-house trainings / seminars.
- Digital training materials.
- Online seminars (webinars).
Our location is centrally located in the Kaiserslautern area, with direct access to public transportation. Many employees who live in the area use bicycles for their daily commute. When circumstances permit, car pools are formed.
Environmental management with a clear goal
In addition, we take into account the environmental management of our customers and therefore strive for certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001. The goals of ISO 14001 are already part of our company philosophy and are to become part of our daily lived company culture:
- Continuous optimization of operational environmental protection.
- Internationally recognized proof of our responsible actions.
- Greater public confidence thanks to demonstrably sustainable business practices.
- Systematic consideration of opportunities and risks.
- Increased legal certainty and reduction of environmental risks
TÜV Nord advises us on these issues. It supports us in all certification issues and is responsible for our independent audits.
Ecotest compliant products
Products developed at SZAIDEL COSMETICS have already been successfully tested 30 times in ÖKO-TEST over the last 5 years. The awards relate to our entire product portfolio and demonstrate our product diversity.
Carbon offset products
If they choose so, Szaidel Cosmetics customers may have the carbon generated in the manufacture of their products offset by climate partners. This means that they can reduce their carbon footprint and thus make a contribution to protecting the environment.