"Sustainability is an ongoing journey. We will continue to always champion regional production, sustainable manufacturing processes and packaging, and the sourcing of local partners. These are core values of our brand. It means everything to us, that our impact on the environment be as small as possible and we see it our obligation to strive for a lighter footprint on our earth."
Founder, Susanne Kaufmann
When it comes to the efficacy of our products, there is no compromise. Our unique formulas combine powerful botanicals, used at an optimal dosage to bring you skincare that works to support your skin’s natural functions. While most of our products are vegan and we do not use any raw animal materials such as gelatine in our products, our philosophy is to always use powerful natural ingredients that support the skin’s natural functions.
From the sourcing of sustainable ingredients, to Susanne’s dedication to making only the finest, most effective products, our focus has always been on how we can work in harmony with nature.
Our dedication to sustainable manufacturing is a hallmark of the Susanne Kaufmann brand and we have taken a truly modern approach to the production of our products. Our production facility, which has been in operation for over 17 years, runs completely on solar, thermal and green electricity sources, some of which are unique to Susanne Kaufmann.
Our most recent development to sustainable production is a state-of-the-art, solar powered, high-capacity emulsion and gel mixing unit. This unique machine utilises thermal energy, 100% of which is obtained from the in-house solar system. Everything is then recycled, ensuring no energy is wasted: once the heating curve has been reached, the residual heat is fed back into underground pipes and stored for the next production.
All other mixers in the facility are powered ecologically. The motors for these machines are powered with a combination of energy sourced from the in-house photovoltaic system and certified green electricity. Our production house is committed to using renewable energy sources, a philosophy that has been at the heart of Ingo’s work since the very beginning.
Our sustainability philosophy also extends to our products. The water we source for our products comes from our producer‘s own unique spring in the Bregenzerwald, which is filtered through a special water treatment system that cleans, energises and mineralises the water.
"For me, terms like “clean” and “natural” go much further than the high-quality, natural, and effective ingredients. It should also encompass an environmentally friendly production, sustainable packaging innovation and manufacturing processes, and a deep respect for nature and people."
Founder, Susanne Kaufmann
A Dynamic Partner
Since the brand’s creation in 2003, we have partnered with Ingo Metzler for our production and manufacturing needs. Metzler is a true pioneer in natural and organic production and our close partnership means we understand the manufacturing process and why each ingredient is included, enabling us to continuously innovate so that our products continue to perform.
The unique facility is located in the Bregenz Forest, surrounded by nature. In keeping with our commitment to reduce transportation emissions and support regional production, the production house is located just 15 minutes away from our headquarters in Bezau, Austria.
“The regional production, the sourcing of local partners and the longstanding co-operation with our suppliers gives us a big lead when it comes to sustainability and the implementation of our principles. The producers and the suppliers have grown with us and we have developed together. Only in this way can we implement the latest scientific ingredients findings and make our production and packaging more ecological.” Susanne Kaufmann