In March 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed the Bio-D Environmental and Social Mission, sent to Ethical Consumer by the company.
The Environmental and Social Mission stated: Being environmentally responsible is at the heart of everything we do. Packaging is a key part of this value and is important in product sustainability. Over the last 2 years we have worked to move our bottles across to 100% recycled post-consumer waste, with our first bottle launched in January 2017. We have also joined the Ellen McArther New Plastics Economy."
The company also talked about local sourcing in order to reduce environmental impact.
One target was found: "Our initial aim was to achieve 100% recyclable plastics with 75% from post- consumer waste recycled sources by 2025."
The company's website was also viewed. The 'Our Values' page stated, We also offer refill stations to keep waste to a minimum...We no longer want to witness the devastating sight of plastics clogging up our oceans and affecting our wildlife. Neither will we stand by while harsh cleaning chemicals continue to pollute our rivers and seas and affect our natural environment."
The company also listed which harmful products it did not include in its products.
The company discussed a number of important issues, but others were not adequately discussed, such as: energy use, carbon, water consumption. Furthermore, Ethical Consumer expected every company to produce at least two dated and quantifiable environmental targets, whereas only one could be found.
The report was not independently verified.
However, the company's focus was on producing environmentally sustainable products, that were all certified as vegan and cruelty-free.
Due to the fact the company had a turnover of less than £10.2 million and was considered to be providing an environmental alternative it received an exemption under Ethical Consumer's Environmental Reporting category.
Environmental & Social Mission (2019)