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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers



Member since

2 December 2010

Beiersdorf AG


For over 135 years Beiersdorf has been a leader in innovative skin care. With our unique brands and high quality skin and body care products, we convince millions of consumers worldwide day by day. We continue to develop our internationally successful product portfolio for them, in particular our core brands NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, and Hansaplast. We respond flexibly to our consumers wishes and demands while bearing global trends and regional requirements firmly in mind. We stay close to our consumers and our markets, which enables us to continuously set milestones in skin care with innovative product concepts. With around 19,000 employees in over 160 affiliates worldwide we generated sales of € 7,056 million in 2017. Our strategic compass, the Blue Agenda, defines the course by which we aim to achieve our ambitious targets. Care, Simplicity, Courage, and Trust are our Core Values and have shaped our company from the beginning. They give us orientation and determine the way we work. As the inventors of modern skin care, Care is far more than just a part of our main business for us. It is a core value with which we express our responsibility towards people and the environment. It is also why we continually expand our sustainability management, which focuses on three pillars: Products, Planet, People. At the same time, this helps us strengthen our relationships with our employees, suppliers, customers and consumers, and to grow our business consistently. For more information on sustainability at Beiersdorf, please visit http://www.beiersdorf.com/sustainability/overview

ACOP Report Submissions

  • Beiersdorf_AG-ACOP2018.pdf
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    2017 beiersdorf ag-ACOP2017.pdf 29.9 KB
    2016 beiersdorf ag-ACOP2016.pdf 29.0 KB
    2015 beiersdorf ag-ACOP2015.pdf 29.3 KB
    2014 beiersdorf ag-ACOP2014b.pdf 25.2 KB
    2013/2014 beiersdorf-ag-ACOP2014.pdf 24.5 KB
    2012/2013 BEIERSDORF AG.pdf 22.8 KB
    2011/2012 ACOP2012_CGM_4-0125-10-000-00-33.pdf -

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Beiersdorf will promote RSPO membership by communication of policies, objectives and activities within the company. We actively maintain a dialog with our key stakeholders on the manifoldness of sustainability topics. In the same manner we will promote the RSPO with our suppliers and business partners to facilitate the progress towards sustainable palm oil.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Our global procurement network is responsible for sourcing products and services. Uniform procedures and standards are implemented to ensure responsible sourcing throughout the Group. <br />Beiersdorf does not directly purchase palm oil (PO) or palm kernel oil (PKO) for the manufacture of cosmetics and produces no reprocessed PO or PKO based materials. But as it is customary in the cosmetics industry, we use essential auxiliary materials such as emulsifiers and surfactants (fatty alcohols, fatty acids and glycerides) in a series of products. <br />Beiersdorf is striving to satisfy significant parts of its PO/PKO derivatives demands from genuinely sustainable sources by the year 2015 (Segregated Supply Chain model). Therefore Beiersdorf has approached all its major suppliers of PO/PKO derivatives to work out joint solution towards PO/PKO supply from genuinely sustainable sources until 2015.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    The strategic approach of our procurement management processes provides regular reviews and continuous assessments of suppliers including the aspects of sustainability.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Until such time as our suppliers are able to acquire only sustainable PO/PKO kernel oil, our goal is therefore to purchase palm oil/palm kernel oil credits (Book & Claim). <br />The membership of RSPO will give us greater credibility and support.
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