As a global brand and leading manufacturer of natural personal care products,
Burt's Bees sources materials and ingredients from around the world. Inspired by nature—our most vital supply chain partner—we respect the communities, individuals, and environment from which we source.
Since we use hundreds of natural ingredients in our products, vetting each one is no small task. But we’re on our way. We’ve maintained a strong relationship with our suppliers, and encourage ongoing dialogue in accordance with our code of conduct. In January 2014 we revised the Business Partner Code of Conduct with updated expectations for suppliers, distributors, consultants, joint ventures, licensees, and other business partners.
While new and existing business partners are required
to self-certify, we support the code of conduct with site visits, self-assessments, and third-party audits to
ensure we meet our stated commitments. Site visits allow us to better serve our communities through sustainable actions and progress. We are also active in several global responsible sourcing organizations: Sedex, AIM-Progress, Global Shea Alliance, and
the Natural Resource Stewardship Circle. Through these organizations, we can affect change on a larger scale.
If you’re interested in learning more about ingredients found in our products check out our Natural Ingredients Guide.