In February 2020 Ethical Consumer sent Caurnie Soap Co a questionnaire, requesting information about its environmental policies and practices. No response was received. Ethical Consumer therefore searched the company’s website, caurnie.com, in March 2020 for publicly available information. No report could be found.
The website stated: “The Caurnie Soaperie in Kirkintilloch first opened in 1922. The aim was simple: to create Scottish natural skin care products from organic herbs and essential oils...Furthermore, we try source all our ingredients locally, and use ethical methods of farming and processing’
Its soaps were also said to be chemical-free and vegan.
The company also appeared to continue to use a traditional cold pressed method for producing its soaps which it sold at a number of farmers’ markets.
As Caurnie Soap was a small company that was offering a range of environmental alternatives, it received Ethical Consumer’s best rating for Environmental Reporting.
https://caurnie.com/ (16 March 2020)