Ethics and Sustainable Development Policy

Conception, cosmetic formulation and...

Ensuring the confidentiality of projects is the cornerstone of our field. Everyone working for LaboBF is explicitly briefed the day of their arrival in the company in order to perfectly understand the signification and importance of adhering to the confidentiality clause in their contract.

Sustainable development?

Laboratoire BF International, as creator and developer of cosmetic products, has constraints similar to those of green chemistry, of biomimicry, that is to say in :

  • The choice of raw materials used for the creation of formulas (toxicity for health and the environment), their sourcing is done with suppliers following the REACH policy and which are able to furnish the necessary documents and guarantees.
  • The quantity of raw materials used (a limited amount), in order to limit interactions of ingredients without any justification of usefulness.
  • Cold chain manufacturing processes, the utilisation of production sites having work methods in conformity with a chart of social and environmental ethics,
  • Suppliers of European packaging in order to limit long distance transport as much as possible.

Nonetheless, within the heart of the company, a growing awareness : of economies in energy (heating, electricity, data processing, paper, ink...), scrap management (reutilisation of vials, destruction of laboratory waste...), keeping the shipment of samples to the bare minimum, fully involving the team members, within teams, so that their time present in the company is entirely dedicated to serving our clients and not to the management of their private lives, efficiency being a of energy savings.

Sustainable Development? 
(source United Nations 1995)

Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.Sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the "integrity, stability and beauty" of natural biotic systems.