Sustainability Vision 2030
Commitment to Life: 2021 progress

In 2020, Natura &Co unveiled its Sustainability Vision, Commitment to Life, laying out goals and actions to tackle
some of the world’s most pressing issues.

  • It focuses on addressing the climate crisis, defending human rights and shifting towards circularity and regeneration.
  • Each year, we update on our progress and challenges against our goals. Here follows our 2021 update.

Read more about our Commitment to Life here.

About Natura &Co

Our Aspiration

We will dare to innovate to promote positive economic, social and environmental impact – and become the best beauty company FOR the world.

Our Purpose:

To nurture beauty and relationships for a better way of living and doing business.

+ 7.7
million consultants & representatives
*As of December 31, 2021.
64
sourcing communities
+ 3700
stores and franchises
35
thousand employees & associates
+ 100
countries around the world
40.16
billion BRL Consolidated net revenue
Marca

Founded in 1969, CFT #1 in Brazil. Carbon neutral since 2007. Cruelty Free. 90% vegan. 1st public traded B Corp™ in 2014, 3rd certification in 2020. Natura’s EKOS line certified by The Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT).

Marca

Founded in 1987 in Australia, 247 stores in 27 markets, renowned for products created with meticulous attention to detail, and for refined aesthetics. Aesop became a B Corp™ certified company in 2020.

Marca

Founded by British entrepreneur Anita Roddick in 1976, The Body Shop champions change-making beauty and campaigns for social and environmental justice in more than 80 countries around the world.

Marca

Founded in 1886 in NYC. 5.6 million Representatives, 65+ countries, donated over US$ 1.1 billion to women’s causes. Products of exceptional quality and most democratic beauty brands in the world.

Our commitment to life pillars

To address the <strong>Climate Crisis</strong> <br />and <strong>protect the Amazon</strong> View more
To address the Climate Crisis
and protect the Amazon

Reduce our GHG emissions: become net zero by 2030.
Amazon: Zero deforestation.
Science Based Targets for Biodiversity; enforce the Nagoya Protocol.

Defend <b>Human Rights</b> <br />& be <b>Human-Kind</b> View more
Defend Human Rights
& be Human-Kind

For our associates: gender equality, inclusion of under represented groups and living wage for all.
For our wider network: measured increases in earnings, education and health.
Intolerance to human rights infringement across our supply chain.

Embrace <b>Circularity</b> <br />and <b>Regeneration</b> View more
Embrace Circularity
and Regeneration

Full Packaging Circularity.
95%+ Renewable or Natural ingredients.
95%+ Biodegradable formulas.
Investments and collaborative actions in Regenerative Solutions.

Highlights

2021
Target
Become <b>Net Zero</b> delivering 1.5°C 20 years ahead of the UN Commitment
Become Net Zero delivering 1.5°C 20 years ahead of the UN Commitment
We will submit our science-based targets to SBTi by April 2022 and we expect to receive their approval in the coming months.
We will submit our science-based targets to SBTi by April 2022 and we expect to receive their approval in the coming months.
Amazon preservation from 1.8m to <b>3m ha</b>
Amazon preservation from 1.8m to 3m ha
Expand preservation influence from <b>33 to 40</b> communities
Expand preservation influence from 33 to 40 communities
Increase revenue streams with <b>55</b> bio-ingredients (from 38)
Increase revenue streams with 55 bio-ingredients (from 38)
Share at least <b>R$ 60 million</b> in value with communities (from R$ 33 million)
Share at least R$ 60 million in value with communities (from R$ 33 million)
We are part of the corporate engagement for Science Based Target Network (SBTN). To help the construction of the SBTN methodology, we are piloting the methodology specifically with our Natura Ekos line and fulfilled Step 1 of 5.
We are part of the corporate engagement for Science Based Target Network (SBTN). To help the construction of the SBTN methodology, we are piloting the methodology specifically with our Natura Ekos line and fulfilled Step 1 of 5.
<b>Expand</b> from Natura’s 16 year payment of ABS (access and benefit sharing) to the Group by <b>2025</b>
Expand from Natura’s 16 year payment of ABS (access and benefit sharing) to the Group by 2025

Our Commitments

Net Zero GHG emissions
Results
Period in years
Become Net Zero, delivering 1.5 degree 20 years ahead of UN Commitment
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for all companies, scopes 1, 2 and 3
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Protect the Amazon
Results
Period in years
Expand influence on forest preservation from 1.8m to 3m ha, and from 33 to 40 communities
2m ha 34 communities
0-2
3-5
5-10
Increase revenue streams with 55 bio-ingredients ( from 38)
39
0-2
3-5
5-10
Share at least BRL 60 million in value with communities ( from BRL 33 million)
BRL 30 million
0-2
3-5
5-10
Foster collective efforts towards zero deforestation by 2025
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Help create Science Based Targets for Biodiversity
Results
Period in years
Help create targets with a network of partnerships (UEBT, SBTN, BfN/WEF)
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Expand from Natura’s 16 year payment of ABS (access and benefit sharing) to the Group by 2025 – as per UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) / Nagoya Protocol
-
0-2
3-5
5-10

Our Progress

We are consolidating our organizational footprints for scopes 1, 2 & 3 with the Carbon Trust to determine our Green House Gas inventory baseline, to ultimately set and approve Science Based Targets in line with 1.5°C trajectory. (to be concluded in Q4/21).

We are supporting PlenaMata portal, through a partnership between Natura, MapBiomas and InfoAmazônia, which gathers data and indicators of deforestation and initiatives for the conservation and regeneration of Amazon biome.

The purpose of this portal is to engage governments, private sector, civil society organizations and local communities in support of the fight against deforestation and successful conservation and environmental regeneration initiatives (to be launched in Q3/21 at http://plenamata.eco).

We are part of the SBTN’s (Science Based Target Network) Corporate Engagement to apply the initial guidance on science-based targets for nature (to be concluded in Q3/22).

Highlights

2021
Target
<b>50%</b> women on board / senior team by <b>2023</b>
50% women on board / senior team by 2023
<b>Equitable pay,</b> closing the gender gap by <b>2023</b>
Equitable pay, closing the gender gap by 2023
Throughout 2021 we reviewed various solutions to assess D&I data as we faced data privacy and legislative issues in many of the markets in which Natura &Co operates. With the support of an external consultancy, an online survey tool will be used to anonymously gather data from our employees to support the establishment of our baseline.
Throughout 2021 we reviewed various solutions to assess D&I data as we faced data privacy and legislative issues in many of the markets in which Natura &Co operates. With the support of an external consultancy, an online survey tool will be used to anonymously gather data from our employees to support the establishment of our baseline.
Living wage (or above) <b>for all</b> by <b>2023</b>
Living wage (or above) for all by 2023
In 2021 we completed an initial pilot project to measure the socio-economic impact that our Natura &Co direct selling companies have on the lives of Consultants / Representatives in our network.
In 2021 we completed an initial pilot project to measure the socio-economic impact that our Natura &Co direct selling companies have on the lives of Consultants / Representatives in our network.
Increase investments in key causes by 20% to <b>U$ 600 million</b>
Increase investments in key causes by 20% to U$ 600 million
As the Chair of the WFDSA Ethics Committee, Natura is leading activities to promote ethics beyond compliance, continuously raising WFDSA and DSAs’ self-regulatory standards (“The Code”) above local legislation/regulation.
As the Chair of the WFDSA Ethics Committee, Natura is leading activities to promote ethics beyond compliance, continuously raising WFDSA and DSAs’ self-regulatory standards (“The Code”) above local legislation/regulation.
Full (<b>100%</b>) traceability and/or certification
Full (100%) traceability and/or certification
for critical supply chains by <b>2025</b>
for critical supply chains by 2025

Our Commitments

Our people
Results
Period in years
Gender balance: 50% women onboard/senior team by 2023
49%
0-2
3-5
5-10
Equitable pay, closing the gender gap by 2023
0.9% gap
0-2
3-5
5-10
Work towards 30% inclusion, in management , of under-represented groups - racial or ethnic, sexual diversity and gender identity (LGBTI), socio economically disadvantaged, physical or mental disability
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Living wage (or above) for all by 2023
96%
0-2
3-5
5-10
Our wider network
Results
Period in years
Measurable gains for consultants/representatives and sourcing communities earnings, education, health and digital inclusion
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Increase investments in key causes by 20% to U$ 600 million (mainly in communities, breast cancer awareness, domestic violence and education)
U$ 94.8m
0-2
3-5
5-10
Promote our trusted and reliable model for the future of direct sales
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Intolerance to Human rights infringement across our supply chain
Results
Period in years
Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton
Palm oil: 39.5%, Paper: 92.2%, Alcohol: 41.5%, Cotton: 3.4%
0-2
3-5
5-10
Adopt robust Human Rights policy in line with UN Guiding Principles by 2023
-
0-2
3-5
5-10

Our Progress

We are currently setting the base line while respecting the privacy legislation in main markets (to be concluded in Q1/22).

We will develop a comparable measure of income among our consultants in 10 key geographies, and will benchmark against the living wage, with a view to increasing earnings (to be concluded in Q4/22).

Natura has been nominated as Chair of the Ethics Committee at WFDSA (World Federation of Direct Selling Association), to advocate for a strong direct selling/social selling model.

Over the past year we have charted each Group company’s current policy and practice related to human rights and mapped these against the best practice captured by the United Nations Guiding Principles (UN GP) ( and drafted policy (to be launched in Q4/21).

 

Highlights

2021
Target
<b>20%</b> (or more) less packaging material (in weight)
20% (or more) less packaging material (in weight)
<b>50%</b> of all plastic used to be of recycled content (in weight)
50% of all plastic used to be of recycled content (in weight)
<b>100%</b> of all packaging material: Reusable or Recyclable or Compostable
100% of all packaging material: Reusable or Recyclable or Compostable
Offset through “collection and reuse” programs to reach <b>100%</b> responsible disposal where recycling infrastructure not available
Offset through “collection and reuse” programs to reach 100% responsible disposal where recycling infrastructure not available
<b>95%+</b> renewable or natural ingredients
95%+ renewable or natural ingredients
<b>95%+</b> biodegradable formulas
95%+ biodegradable formulas
In 2021, a team with components from all the companies of the Group was defined, a consulting firm was hired (Quantis), and the scope of the tool construction was defined in line with the EcoBeautyScore Consortium.
In 2021, a team with components from all the companies of the Group was defined, a consulting firm was hired (Quantis), and the scope of the tool construction was defined in line with the EcoBeautyScore Consortium.
Invest <b>US$100 million</b> (or more) in developing regenerative solutions, such as: biotechnology e.g. from waste to ingredients, plastics, etc.
Invest US$100 million (or more) in developing regenerative solutions, such as: biotechnology e.g. from waste to ingredients, plastics, etc.

Our Commitments

Full Packaging Circularity
Results
Period in years
20% (or more) less packaging material (in weight)
0.2%
0-2
3-5
5-10
50% of all plastic used to be of recycled content (in weight)
7.0%
0-2
3-5
5-10
100% of all packaging material: Reusable or Recyclable or Compostable
80.8%
0-2
3-5
5-10
Offset through “collection and reuse” programs to reach 100% responsible disposal when infrastructure is not available
24.3%
0-2
3-5
5-10
Formula Circularity
Results
Period in years
95%+ Renewable or Natural ingredients
88.8%
0-2
3-5
5-10
95%+ Biodegradable formulas
92.8%
0-2
3-5
5-10
100% of new formulas will have lower environmental footprint, measured by life cycle analysis (LCA)
- -
0-2
3-5
5-10
Investment in Regenerative Solutions
Results
Period in years
Invest U$ 100 million (or more) in developing regenerative solutions, such as: Biotechnology e.g. from waste to ingredients, plastics, etc
U$ 4.9m
0-2
3-5
5-10
Regenerative agriculture in deforested areas to reduce use of chemicals and create alternative to monocultures
-
0-2
3-5
5-10
Creation of revenue streams (new ingredients) that are more economically attractive than deforestation
-
0-2
3-5
5-10

Our Progress

The development of the LCA (life Cycle Analysis) tool methodology that combines an integrated life cycle assessment of environmental impacts to measure and guide our choices will start in the 2Q21 and will be concluded in Q4/22.

We are committed to explore disruptive regenerative solutions that capture more carbon than its emission, conserve and restore biodiversity and ecosystems and generate quality of life through means that are just and inclusive for all.

For more information about regenerative cases, see our website https://www.naturaeco.com/sustainability-vision-2030/