In April 2021 Ethical Consumer viewed the Bio-D website for the company's environmental policy or report.
Ethical Consumer also sent a questionnaire to the company and a response was received in April 2021 along with other company policy documents.
An environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future. A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
The company's latest report dated 08/11/19 was viewed.
The company demonstrated a good understanding of its main impacts. It specifically mentioned: use of recycled plastics, packaging, transportation and sourcing locally, pollution, carbon and recycling.
The company's most recent report was dated within two years.
No quantified and dated future targets for impact reduction were found.
There was no evidence of independent verification of data or reporting.
It was however considered to offer an environmental alternative as alll its products were vegan certified, and it scored best ratings for palm oil policy and carbon management and reporting.
As a small company (turnover of less than £10.2m) providing environmental alternatives the company was exempted from Ethical Consumer's Environmental Reporting rating and scored a best rating in this category.
Questionnaire April 2021 (15 April 2021)