Sourcing of Raw Material

Lipoid Kosmetik AG is dedicated to the protection of biodiversity. Plants that are listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) or that are placed on any other plant protection list are only used from cultivation. We always remain up to date with the latest developments of the International Convention on Biological Diversity, of The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources, and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Our particular strength lies in the search and procurement of raw materials and we have a longstanding network of raw material suppliers available to us. This enables us to frequently satisfy even unusual and customer-specific demands for raw materials.
Raw materials must meet our high quality standards. Our sourcing is subject to requirements such as product safety, origin, sustainability (CITES), availability, conformity to EU law concerning cosmetics and chemicals (Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals – REACH; Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – GHS) and a comprehensive documentation. This forms the basis for ensuring that our customers are always provided with flawless products.
We are committed to cultivating relations with our suppliers and customers that are guided by mutual respect, and we foster open communication to ensure long-term business relationships based upon mutual trust and cooperation.

By focusing on sustainability, Lipoid Kosmetik has created a new evaluation scheme to assess the sustainability of our plant raw materials used and our products accordingly. The plant raw materials are assessed with a Sustainability Score ranging from SUS 1 to 3 (essential to high sustainability). SUS 3 products have a high sustainability with a positive environmental and social impact.

We are constantly working on improving the sustainability of our portfolio.

For more information: SUS Level Score