Here at Bulldog we always try to do the right thing and we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment.
We are proud to say that all our moisturisers are now certified CarbonNeutral® products in the UK. That’s right, our Sensitive, Oil Control, Age Defence, Protective and Energising moisturisers are joining our Original Moisturiser as CarbonNeutral® certified products.
Original Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2019)
Sensitive Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2020)
Oil Control Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2020)
Age Defence Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2020)
Protective Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2020)
Energising Moisturiser (CarbonNeutral® since 2020)
This means that their carbon emissions have been reduced to zero in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Working with our partners at Natural Capital Partners, we have completely offset the carbon emissions that are produced during the production and distribution of all our moisturisers. This includes the extraction and processing of materials and packaging, manufacturing and distribution of the products.
To date, we have offset 530 tonnes CO2e. That’s the equivalent of driving 1.3 million miles in a car – that’s five trips to the moon or 52 times around the world.
Acre Amazonian Rainforest Project
To offset the carbon that is produced by our moisturisers, we have chosen to support the Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation project in Brazil. The Brazilian state of Acre is currently 90% forested, but if current rates of deforestation continue this could decline to 65% by 2030. To combat this destruction, the Acre Amazonian Rainforest Conservation project – with the support of Bulldog Skincare and others – is working with local communities to help prevent deforestation and protect some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. Its overarching objective is to help develop alternative models of economic development while preventing deforestation, primarily caused by forest being converted to cattle pasture.
What Does This Project Do?
The project prevents deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin by promoting sustainable economic livelihoods. Through granting land tenure and providing agricultural training to local communities, trees are kept standing, drawing down carbon from the atmosphere and protecting the area’s rich biodiversity.
Understanding Our Impact
We are really proud that all our moisturisers are now accredited as CarbonNeutral® but we won’t be stopping here. As is the Bulldog way, we’ll continue to look at how we can reduce our pawprint.
A move that we’ve already made is moving to sugarcane-based plastic for our tubes. Working with Natural Capital Partners we have calculated that using sugarcane plastic – instead of a standard fossil fuel-based plastic – means that our emissions for each Original Moisturiser are a lovely 19 percent less. Now that’s pretty sweet.
What About Glass?
On our quest to leave no stone unturned, we also investigated what the impact of using glass packaging for our Original Moisturiser would be. It wasn’t pretty. Using glass instead of our sugarcane plastic packaging would mean that our emissions per bottle would increase by approximately 65 per cent. While glass does have a lower carbon footprint per gram, the weight of the packaging required to hold 100ml of product would be far higher than our sugarcane plastic packaging. Moving that glass around would result in significantly greater emissions. We’ll be sticking with the sugarcane plastic for now.
How We Manufacture
For our moisturisers and other emulsions, we use an approach called “Single-Vessel Quenching”. This involves only heating part of the water required to create the product and making the mixture in one vessel. This means we are not heating two vessels and we also use the remaining water to cool the combined mixture. By only heating part of the water, we save a lot of energy. For our Original Moisturiser, we calculate that this saves 60% of the energy versus traditional manufacturing methods.
Our Office is Certified CarbonNeutral®
In addition to our moisturisers, our London head office is also certified CarbonNeutral®. That means that all carbon emissions produced by the energy, water and materials we use in the office as well as by our daily commutes, business travel and the post we send are all reduced to zero in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
International CarbonNeutral® Certification
We’re also looking overseas. We’ve also made our Original Moisturiser CarbonNeutral® certified in two additional countries – Germany and France. Just like in the UK, the product’s carbon emissions have been reduced to zero.
Watch This Space
Here at Bulldog, we’re committed to making better choices so you can to. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new ways to reduce our pawprint. Watch this space for our latest sustainability updates.
Improving our sustainability is an ongoing journey – a journey we’re delighted to be on.
We Make Better Choices So You Can Too
At Bulldog, sustainability isn’t an after-thought. It’s central to what we do.