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Environmental Stewardship

EcoVadis Silver award

Gilchrist & Soames Awarded a Silver Medal by EcoVadis

As part of our commitment to society, our people, and the environment, we were awarded the 2023 EcoVadis Silver Medal for Sustainability Efforts. EcoVadis is a globally recognized assessment body that evaluates companies' sustainability performance. The EcoVadis assessment includes 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

In our latest rating, which was completed in 2023, we earned a Silver Medal which places us in the Top 25% of assessed companies and demonstrates our progress and continued commitment toward sustainability. The EcoVadis process validates our sustainability commitments, practices, and performance, helping to identify risks and understand where we can improve and make a bigger impact across the world.

For more information on this prestigious award, please visit the EcoVadis website.


We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint while always maintaining the highest possible standards in the design and development of our products. We’re proud to say that it is our living, breathing mission to create environmentally-friendly offerings that we can all feel good about. At Gilchrist & Soames, sustainability is at our core; our products are good for skin and earth and our practices responsible.

Naturally Nature Friendly. Protecting the environment and the people who use our products is of supreme importance to Gilchrist & Soames. Safeguarding our delicate ecology is deeply rooted in our business philosophy. We pursue eco-friendly practices in all aspects of product creation, from ingredients and packaging to sourcing and manufacturing. Our concern follows the product, even in disposal. As a member of Green Dot, we are aligned with an organization that promotes efficient and environmentally sound recycling and waste management solutions in North America and Europe. We are also long-time partners with Clean the World, an organization dedicated to supporting the global community through an amenities recycling program to give soap and shampoo products to people in need.

Cruelty-Free Development. We are committed to cruelty-free development and manufacturing. Our personal care amenities are never tested on animals and are Leaping Bunny-certified.

Packaging Innovation. Gilchrist & Soames uses a variety of packaging materials including recycled fiberboard and packer cartons and resins that are highly recyclable, including PET, HDPE, and LDPE. We are also actively engaged in recycling efforts to lessen our impact on the environment. Our bottles, cartons, and labels are made from the most readily available recyclable materials, and we utilize bio-additives in some of our plastics, making them 100% biodegradable should they wind up in landfills.

Formulations. We are proud to be an industry-leader in clean product formulations, thereby setting the highest standard for the personal care marketplace worldwide. Our collections are cosmetic-grade and in compliance with the rigid guidelines put forth by the Personal Care Product Council.

  • Naturally Kind™ Formulations, which contain no sulfates (SLS/SLES), parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, MEA, DEA, TEA, DMDM hydantoin, EDTA, or propylene glycol. They do contain Vitamin E, Panthenol, food-grade plant-derived USP glycerin, and natural conditioning agents from honey and the brassica plant.
  • Gilchrist & Soames® Signature Formulations, which contain no parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA, or propylene glycol. They do contain food-grade, naturally derived USP glycerin; natural conditioning agents from honey and the Brassica plant; and soybean and cottonseed oil, instead of petrochemicals. The BeeKind® formulations are also free of any artificial colors or dyes.
  • BeeKind. Along with the recyclable packaging and skin-friendly formulas, Gilchrist & Soames is supporting honey bee and sustainable pollination research at the University of California at Davis Entomology Department by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the BeeKind Collection to the University's Honey Bee Research Program.

When you choose bath and body products from Gilchrist & Soames, you can rest assured you are purchasing products from a company who is deeply committed to protecting our global environment.


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