2022 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by Auckland Council
Emma Lewisham is a circular-designed, scientifically-backed and 100% natural skincare brand. The company offers a complimentary global takeback programme, the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle, where all used packaging can be returned to either be refilled or recycled.
Products are packaged in an innovative refill pod and pouch system, allowing all packaging to be refilled. This industry-first initiative not only helps to eliminate waste but has been certified to reduce carbon emissions by up to 74% per product.
Since launching the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle in 2020, refills are now between 45-50% of sales each month. This has resulted in savings of over 22,000 kg of carbon emissions in the last 12 months (the equivalent of driving the length of Aotearoa New Zealand nearly 50 times).
All products are also certified Climate Positive by Toitū Envirocare, meaning for each product produced, more carbon is sequestered than emitted.
Emma Lewisham is passionate about leading the transition to a circular and carbon positive beauty industry. In 2021 the company shared the IP surrounding its practices with the hope that other businesses will capitalise off the innovations and provide investment to fast-track their transition.