Since our beginning almost forty years ago, Pure & Gentle has focused on creating products and solutions with people, pets, and the planet in mind. We started out with all-natural, plant-based raw materials, formulating 100% biodegradable, non-toxic concentrate home and skincare products. In 2008, we continued innovating, reformulating our core product line to concentrate solutions. At the heart of all that we do is building a healthier, more sustainable planet for future generations. It’s that simple.
And today, we are honored to be recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for our outstanding achievement in Sustainability in Manufacturing.
What makes Pure & Gentle a winner?
It’s our multi-dimensional approach to running our carbon-neutral manufacturing facility and processes. First, our concentrated shampoos, laundry detergents and soaps come in lightweight sachets, minimizing shipping costs and pollution. It’s what they don’t contain that matters most. Our concentrated products don’t contain water – when they arrive to our customers, they add their own water. We don’t ship water in our products and the planet doesn’t suffer.
Second, we reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Greenhouse gases are a type of gas that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation and damaging our environment. By implementing carbon-neutral shipping with our high-volume freight carriers and planet-friendly processes that eliminate up to 95% of the standard packaging materials you typically see in most retail consumer-packaged goods, Pure & Gentle contributes to a cleaner community and world. Our packing materials are even made of cornstarch – you can eat them!
Finally, we recognize that as a manufacturing plant, there will be energy outflow, regardless of how efficient we are. So, for the remaining GHG emissions that we’re not able to reduce through shipping, packaging, or product innovations, we close this gap with carbon offsets to maintain our carbon-neutral manufacturing facility.
Our achievement of this award is a clear reflection of our passion and dedication to produce eco-friendly, eco-healthy products. Humble beginnings and difficult challenges are the foundation of every great accomplishment. This award is recognition of the hard work of many dedicated individuals. Pure & Gentle will be recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which will take place as a virtual event on May 19, 2021.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Awards Manufacturing Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners. For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, please click here.