We are serious about our responsibility to society and the environment and ensure that our active ingredients contribute to the formulation of products that are not only good for the consumer, but also for our planet. We pursue a holistic and well-founded approach to responsible research. Our market-relevant new products with innovative concepts for their application are developed in consideration of their environmental impact across their entire life cycle.
Natural raw materials and active processes are the starting point for our product development initiatives and are an essential part of our products. Technologically, we largely focus on innovative biotechnological processes. We continuously look for new ways to make our products as environmentally friendly as possible and have already been able to reduce our energy consumption in many processes.
Fermentation, purification and fragmentation to obtain CLR’s postbiotic lysates require extreme precision and total control of the process parameters. High-tech equipment and highly educated production personnel allow for goal-oriented and sustainable production. We have more than 40 years of experience in this field.
Around one-third of the world’s food, or 1.3 billion tons per year, is lost to waste. In Circular Beauty food waste is used to create eco-conscious beauty products. In line with its sustainability strategy, CLR has recognized the tremendous potential of waste valorization.
We develop and produce innovative active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. With our new guidelines, we have created the basis for sustainable product development, which is anchored in our integrated management system.
We only use raw materials of natural origin in our processes. Exceptions are substances that are currently not substitutable for (microbiological) stabilization and are only used in low concentrations (<5%). «Green standards» such as COSMOS, NATRUE or ISO 16128 are used for classification.
Greatest possible product compatibility for the users (confirmed by in vitro and in vivo studies) is just as important to us as the effects on the environment. This includes avoiding contamination with ecotoxic or poorly degradable substances, a conscious use of energy resources and the efficient use of water and raw materials.
For all future new product developments, we have adopted the following guidelines: