The idea to provide skincare products that are unparalleled in quality and effectiveness was developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading biochemists, biologists and herbalists, set out to fulfill his vision and founded Arbonne.
Arbonne skincare products, based on botanical principles, came to fruition in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world by a growing network of Arbonne Independent Consultants. Building on these same founding principles, the product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results.
The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it's not just about great products — it's also about great people. The Arbonne family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives and rewards, travel opportunities, a competitive SuccessPlan and great products, Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone's vision for the future a reality.
Arbonne led the way in the green arena — as far back as 1980 in the U.S. — with our products and cruelty-free formulas following our core philosophy: pure safe beneficial™. We continue our focus and commitment to excellence in growing greener every day. Green is not a destination; it’s a continuing journey. Today, we continue to honour the progress of the past and also focus on achieving even greater sustainability objectives that support people, the planet and products.
Arbonne became a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2016 to further demonstrate our commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Also, we are sourcing and incorporating other, more sustainable ingredients (for example, the incorporation of sustainable shea butter) and other ongoing efforts.
In the course of doing business, carbon emissions are created and an important means of offsetting those emissions — in addition to reduction efforts — is with the purchase of verified carbon emissions reductions. This results in funding sustainable projects that benefit people and the planet by “offsetting” those emissions.
Arbonne has offset its emissions in the volumes required to achieve Carbon Neutrality in December of 2016 and continues to do so primarily via:
Amazon Rainforest offset projects in Peru that protect key ingredients like Brazil nuts, which are produced in the area where the project is based and directly help prevent the devastating effects of deforestation and land degradation. Additional vital ingredients such as palm, cocoa and other crops are also produced in the wider region where the project is located and Arbonne continues to support an initiative that protects the sustainability of ingredients that are aligned with key ingredients we formulate with.
Additionally, this is a program that includes tangible social sustainability benefits for regional inhabitants via education about the risk of deforestation and the positive impact of sustainably harvesting ingredients. It also provides legitimate sources of work to forest-dependent communities and their families.
Arbonne has made steady progress for several years in increasing the amount of recycling waste and, as a result, significantly reducing waste that goes to landfill. For example, in January 2017 the Arbonne Home Office facility in Irvine, California, posted the results of our Zero Waste initiative, with 91% of waste being recycled, including materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, and trash.
In addition to recycling more waste and diverting it from landfills on the back end of our operations, Arbonne is making progress toward reducing emissions on the front end, too, including minimizing packaging, incorporating more sustainable packaging and reducing the amount of waste we produced to begin with.
The company goal of 90% reduction in waste sent to landfills and incinerators is considered an achievable goal by Zero Waste-focused organizations. Each incremental step toward becoming a Zero Waste company requires systematic changes, improvements and collaboration. Most importantly, Arbonne is committed to continued progress toward reducing and recycling waste.
For more information, please visit calrecycle.ca.gov/zerowaste
It is a core part of Arbonne’s mission to continue to evolve our sustainability commitment. We are dedicated to helping create a more sustainable future and making a positive difference and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet.
Arbonne Charitable Foundation® helps teenage girls and boys develop the confidence to realize their true potential and reach for their dreams.
Through the volunteer efforts of Arbonne Angels™, and grants and product donations to tax-exempt organizations, the foundation supports charitable programs that empower the next generation.
For more information, visit arbonnefoundation.org/en-CA/.