Chromavis publishes first CSR report

Italy-based cosmetics manufacturer Chromavis has published its first CSR report

Italy-based cosmetics manufacturer Chromavis has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

The report, split into three sections for “People,” “Environment” and “Products,” features the company’s sustainability and diversity and inclusion (D&I) achievements from January 2020 to June 2021. It also includes the company’s goals for the next three to five years.

In June, Chromavis received the EcoVadis Gold rating for its environmental, social and ethical practices for its Offanengo headquarters in Italy. EcoVadis provides sustainability ratings, in terms of environmental, social and ethical performance.

In three years the company aims to achieve the EcoVadis Gold rating for its Poland and Brazil hubs, while in five years Chromavis aims to reach EcoVadis Platinum for its Offanengo site.

Chromavis has eight locations worldwide in the US, Brazil, Italy, France, Korea, Poland and Ukraine.

People

From January 2020 to June 2021 Chromavis counted 567 employees at its Italian headquarters from 27 nationalities. Some 48% of the company’s managerial positions, including executive and managerial roles, were occupied by women.

In terms of D&I, the company introduced training courses on the topic in 2020 at the Offanengo site.

In 2019, Chromavis launched a hiring initiative called “The island of training” which aims to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds find employment. It included a paid internship of 20 hours a week for a period of six months. The first round ran from September 2019 to February 2020 and took place at the Offanengo site.

The second edition of the program launched in January 2021.

Environment

Chromavis opened its new headquarters in Offanengo last year. It was built with eco-friendly materials and processes that have a low environmental impact.

The site is surrounded by a 12,000m2 (129,166ft2) green area, which includes 272 trees, 2,300m2 (24,756ft2) of shrubs and a 9,400m2 (101,180ft2) lawn. The green area also features three gardens within the headquarters in addition to a terrace that was designed to offer an “oasis” between labs and offices. The site uses 100% green electricity.

The headquarters also use a photovoltaic (PV) system, or a solar power system. PV is an electric power system that is designed to supply useable, solar power. From May 2020 to December 2020 the PV system covered 6% of the site’s energy. From January 2021 to May 2021 this figure increased to 11.2%.

The facility includes a rainwater collection system. The water used for the site’s production processes is collected and conserved in storage tanks, along with collected rainwater. After being treated, the water is re-used to irrigate the headquarters’ green areas and for internal sanitary needs.

Product

In terms of products, Chromavis says it aims to become the number-one responsible color cosmetic company in five years.

For more than five years Chromavis has launched natural and eco-friendly collections. The new ranges feature formulas with higher percentages of natural ingredients. Lines available are also Cosmos and Cosmos Organic certified and feature eco-friendly packaging, the company claims.

Chromavis currently has 11 patents pending with six focused on sustainability criteria.

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