Responsibly sourced, sustainable packaging has been at the heart of Susanne Kaufmann’s brand philosophy from the very beginning, and we follow this ethos as much today as we did when the brand was created.
Our dedication to leaving a lighter footprint on the planet means we have an ongoing commitment to sourcing pioneering sustainable packaging materials. Whether it’s our signature glass bottles, made from recyclable glass sourced in Germany, or our innovative refill system made from post-consumer material (rHDPE), we work hard to ensure that every element of our packaging is sustainable as possible.
"We see it our obligation to use the best sustainable production technologies, packaging components and processes to leave a lighter footprint on our earth."
Founder, Susanne Kaufmann
A Local & Sustainable Focus
We are proud of our Austrian heritage and the beauty of the Bregenzerwald region inspires us in everything we do, from the natural ingredients we source from the surrounding area to the network of local suppliers we use to manufacture our products. All our products are made locally in Austria or Switzerland and our packaging is no different.
We work with local packaging suppliers in Germany to source our signature glass packaging which we use for 75% of our products, while our secondary packaging, labels and gift boxes are FSC certified, recyclable and produced nearby in the Vorarlberg region. This partnership helps not only to support the local economy, it reduces transportation emissions as we don’t need to ship materials from further afield.
Protecting the Environment from Plastic Waste
When it comes to plastic, we proactively aim to use as little as possible and continue to replace our plastic components with post-consumer material (PCR). This commitment is very close to Susanne Kaufmann’s heart and she pioneers the use innovative technologies to find alternatives to virgin plastic for our packaging.
We are always looking at the bigger picture when it comes to our packaging. When an alternative to plastic cannot be found, we look at ways of recycling it to ensure it is kept out of landfill and our oceans. Our new refills, for instance, are made from 75% recycled plastics and are 100% recyclable. In the near future, all our spray and mist bottles will also be made from 100% recycled plastic and our dedication to reducing plastic waste has been recognised by ELLE who named us as winner of the ELLE Green Star Awards 2021.
Recycling: Sharing Our Sustainability Commitment with You
At Susanne Kaufmann, we believe that we all have a part to play in looking after our planet. Our packaging goes a long way in helping to reduce carbon emissions and waste, however when it comes to recycling, we need to create a partnership between you and us. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Here’s some help on how to responsibly recycle your Susanne Kaufmann empties. Always check with your local council about their individual recycling policy first.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Our pumps and caps can be recycled in your plastic recycling. For our glass bottles, simply rinse and remove the label (this can go in your plastic recycling) and pop your clean glass in your glass recycling.
Once you’ve used your refill to replenish your glass bottle, our refill can be recycled in your plastic recycling.
Remove the cap, pump and vacuum bag from inside the bottle and rinse. These items can call be put in your plastic recycling.
Our sprays, lip balms and other plastic bottles can be recycled in your plastic recycling.
Gently pull the glass pipette out of the rubber casing and put the glass in your glass recycling. The rubber can go in your normal waste bin.
Our secondary packaging (boxes, gift boxes, cartons) can go in your paper recycling.