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Esse Organic Skincare Becomes Carbon Neutral
26 October 2015

Esse Organic Skincare Becomes Carbon Neutral

Esse Organic Skincare is South Africa’s first personal care company to achieve this important carbon neutral designation.

Founded in 2001, Esse organic skincare marked this major milestone earlier this year through their long-standing commitment to reduce their business impact on the environment.  
 
Esse partnered with the Credible Carbon programme, operating a number of African projects, which all focus on saving carbon and alleviate poverty.
 
Trevor Steyn, founder and CEO of The Esse Trust said that they are very proud to have received this certification, however this is just one step along the way to reduce their carbon footprint of their operations. He added that they are also focused on educating their sales channel, partners and suppliers by providing them with tools so that they can reduce their individual footprints and work to offset their own emissions.

Esse Trust has offset 40tCO2-eq under the Credible Carbon programme to the Reliance Composting Project in Cape Town.
 
Reliance is a composting project, which diverts the City of Cape Town’s green garden refuse. They use a unique composting method, which turns garden refuse into 100% certified organic compost. Reliance has kept out an astonishing 15 million cubes of garden refuse from already overflowing landfills in the Western Cape, preventing 950 000 tons of carbon dioxide gas escaping into the atmosphere – a substantial contribution to reducing the impact caused by climate change. 
 
Steyn touted: 'We felt that we identified with Reliance Compost the most because of its simplicity. There is no reason why green waste should be going to landfills. Composting is one of the easiest ways we can reduce environmental impact.’
 
Reliance Compost was awarded the ''Cleaner Cape Town Award'' for their efforts in assisting the City of Cape Town in managing its own green waste.
 
For more information on Reliance Compost and the various other projects under the Credible Carbon™ programme, visit the PACE website or Reliance Compost
 
MORE ABOUT ESSE ORGANIC SKINCARE 
Esse is certified organic skincare range by Ecocert France and is manufactured in a certified organic facility. Esse supports PhytoTrade and the Fair Trade movement which ensures that the ingredients and raw materials used are sourced from local co-operatives to uplift and empower rural communities. Esse uses wild sourced African plants that offer excellent free-radical protection. In addition, the products are biodegradable and free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance and synthetic colourants. All products are packaged in recycled glass. Esse is also accredited by Beauty without Cruelty and endorsed by the Vegan Society. For more information visit Esse.

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