Preserve is committed to improving our environment as well as our community. We've created this space to communicate some of the formal commitments we’ve made in union with other mission-driven organizations/businesses. Beyond those listed below, Preserve has signed on to many open letters in support of policies that we believe lead to better working conditions, a better environment, and a more just society.
Preserve became a B Corp in 2011. While we were founded as a mission driven organization, becoming a B Corp formalized this and solidified our commitment to using business as a force for good. Every three years we recertify as a B Corp, measuring against metrics that focus on environment, community, workers and transparent governance.
In December 2019, Preserve joined more than 500 B Corps around the world committing to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030 – 20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement. This commitment, announced during COP25 is part of the most accelerated climate action by the largest constituency of businesses in the world. We will be reporting our progress each year, starting in 2021.
In 2018, Preserve became a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments and other organizations behind a common vision and ambitious targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source and is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme. The program has since grown to over 400 signatories worldwide. As a signatory, we have made commitments to eliminate certain plastics in our products and in our packaging while ensuring that the vast majority of all the plastic that we do use is reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
Preserve is one of the original signatory of the Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program. Through this program we, and our supply chain partners, re-commit annually to no animal testing.