Our 2020 Impact Report is both a reflection on our past achievements and a look forward toward a cleaner and more resilient future.

So many of the big goals we’ve set over the years—like the ones we’ve set for 2025—are now simply part of how we work. We’ve achieved a 99.6% Natural Origin average across our formulas. 100% of our packaging is recyclable either curbside or through TerraCycle® and we use an average of 50% recycled materials across our packaging. We have Landfill-Free Operations and are CarbonNeutral® Certified.

It’s progress, made one step at a time. Now, we’re zeroing in on what’s next.

Goals Made Good

We set these goals years ago, and now they’re part of our everyday practices.
Ingredients From Nature

Ingredients From Nature

We strive for 100% natural origin formulas, and all of our products are over 95% natural origin. We formulate without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Recyclable Packaging

Recyclable Packaging

Our packaging is recyclable curbside or through TerraCycle®. We avoid over-packaging, use high levels of post-consumer recycled materials, and choose packaging materials that are more easily recycled.

Landfill-Free Operations

Landfill-Free Operations

We’ve kept our operational waste out of landfills since 2010, diverting to compost, recycling centers or waste-to-energy facilities.

Leaping Bunny Certified

Leaping Bunny Certified

We do not test our products on animals or ask anyone else to do so on our behalf.

Responsible Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing

We invest globally in communities that support our supply chain, helping to safeguard access to clean water, support the empowerment of women and children, and promote health, safety and biodiversity.

CarbonNeutral® Certified

CarbonNeutral® Certified

Since 2015, we’ve invested in projects that reduce carbon pollution in the atmosphere to offset the carbon emissions from our facilities, transportation of our raw materials and finished products, and employee travel.

2020 Impact

Just a few of our proudest accomplishments from 2012 to 2020, by the numbers.

$4.1

million in grants

issued by the Burt’s Bees Foundation to protect biodiversity and reconnect people to nature

$1.5

million+ in grants

and product donations

to frontline workers and vulnerable populations at the onset of COVID-19

20,000+

livelihoods impacted

through our Responsible Sourcing Assessments, third-party audits and Global Supply Chain Investment Program

45%

OF oils

waxes and butters

we purchase directly traced to origin and verified with on-site visits

15 BILLION

Wildflower Seeds

planted to support pollinator forage and American farmers

50,000

global bee species

researching as part of the Half Earth Project in partnership with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

On The Horizon: Our 2025 Goals

full-circle future

Reduce waste and energy, and work toward a circular economy

Net Zero Plastic to Nature
  • 100% of packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • 50% reduction in virgin materials (plastic and fiber) by 2030 and 33% by 2025
  • Invest in U.S. recycling infrastructure for an increase in recycling of plastic that’s equal to our plastic footprint**
A Climate-Focused Future
  • 100% Renewable Electricity through Virtual Power Purchase Agreements
  • Offset remaining carbon emissions from our facilities, the transportation of our raw materials and finished products, and employee travel

Uplift communities and improve sourcing practices

50,000 Livelihoods Supported
  • 20 Global Supply Chain Investment Program projects help safeguard access to clean water, support women’s and children’s empowerment, and promote health, safety and biodiversity
  • Responsible Sourcing assessments and third-party audits help ensure the well-being of workers, upholding human rights, health & safety, labor standards and practices, business ethics and environmental protections.