Cutting overall waste means less pollution and reduced consumption of valuable resources. That’s why we keep improving our planning and production processes in order to avoid waste wherever we can. For example, our beloved NIVEA tin. We used to source large, rectangular aluminium sheets from which we cut the tin sides, tops, and bottoms. In late 2017, we changed our process and switched to pre-cut aluminium parts. This saves 54g of aluminium scrap per sheet - a total of 14 tons of aluminium each year.
With less material to ship around and a reduction in the amount of waste that needs to be recycled, we have been able to make substantial cuts to our CO2 emissions. Reducing our carbon footprint at NIVEA is another crucial goal when it comes to sourcing and producing our skincare.