Croda subsidiary Sederma has renewed its membership of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) for the second year in succession.
The aim of the organisation to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity by promoting the ethical sourcing of natural ingredients.
Since becoming a member of the UEBT in 2020, Sederma is committed to ethical sourcing for its active ingredients.
“We have started to call on UEBT to carry out verifications on our supply chains such as Mirabilis Jalapa used in Pacifeel, which has achieved the level of compliance ‘responsibly sourced’,” the company said.
“For other supply chains Sedema has set up action plans to help its partners improve their practices. Three of Sederma’s employees have been trained to the UEBT standard to learn more about the requirements and to evaluate the supply chains more easily,” it added.
Through UEBT membership, Sederma is pursuing its ambition to be a recognised responsible player in cosmetics with greater transparency and traceability in line with its ‘Be ACTIVEly Committed’ CSR strategy and with Croda's ‘Smart science to improve lives’ vision, which forms part of its ‘Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030’ commitment.