In February 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed Edgewell Personal Care's 2018 Sustainability Report.
The report detailed how the company had taken steps to reduce its environmental impact in relation to packaging materials, the use of harmful chemicals in products, energy use, shipping, waste, palm oil, greenhouse gas emissions, water and conflict mineral sourcing. The company was therefore considered to have demonstrated a reasonable understanding of its main impacts.
The report contained several targets for 2020 compared to a 2015 baseline, including:
The reduction of global energy use by 10%
The reduction of global GHG emissions by 10%
The reduction of water usage by 5%
The reduction of overall waste generation by 10%
There was some disclosure of carbon emissions, the company's total GHG emissions having risen by 7.8% from 2015 to 2018.
No evidence was found of third-party verification of the data within the report.
As the report was dated within the last two years, demonstrated a resonable understanding of the company's main impacts and contained multiple dated and quantified future targets, but did not appear to be independently verified, Edgewell Personal Care received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for Environmental Reporting and lost half a mark in this category.
Sustainability Report (2018)