Clarins’ CSR strategy is called ‘Clarins, We Care’. It is built around two promises:
Caring for people and Caring for the planet.
It really is that simple. This allows us to categorize our actions, results and commitments for the years to come. This strategy is our roadmap and directs all our actions for all activities and in each one of our subsidiaries.
This Gift With Purchase includes a locally produced sustainable cosmetic pouch containing 4 iconic Clarins travel sized products.
Every purchase supports Save the Children’s Early Childhood Care and Development centres by providing nourishment for the children, helping to build gardens and supports the training of the centres practitioners.
Taking care ofChildren
Save The Children
Protecting & nourishing our precious children
This project aims to ensure that children under five enjoy a safe, stimulating and quality living and learning environment in order to reach their full potential. The project started in 2020 and is implemented in Limpopo, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This project is dedicated to protecting, educating and feeding young children. With Clarins Donation to Save the Children, Clarins and our customers are able to be part of an extensive food programme, providing meals, supporting food gardens and nutritional training.
Create a world in which every childattains the right to survival, protection,
development & participation.
Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Focus on commitment to promoting and defending child rights. Child rights are at the core of everything we do and we prioritise the most deprived and marginalised children everywhere we work.
Taking care of the planet
Uzwelo Recycled Bags
Working For The
Uzwelo is a South African start-up that creates functional, trendy bags
that are the perfect companion for South African’s next generation of change makers.
By focusing on recycling, conservation and skills-development,
Uzwelo, and their partners, bring about REAL change.
This Bag is 100%
recycled plastic & waste fabric
How is your bag created?
Plastic bottles are collected by waste collectors across the country.
The bottles are cleaned, chopped into flakes & melted into pellets.
The pellets are then extruded into fibres and manufactured into non woven felt or stitchbond fabric.
Corporate Social Responsibility at Clarinsin 11 key dates
OUR 2025 OBJECTIVES
By 2025, Clarins is looking to source 80% of our plant extracts organically, offer 100% recyclable packaging and reduce carbon emission by a further 30%.
CLARINS SOUTH AFRICA LAUNCHES GIFT WITH PURPOSE
Every purchase supports Save the Children’s Early Childhood Care and Development centres in communities in Limpopo, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. These centres are dedicated to protecting, education and feeding young.
THE DOMAINE CLARINS IS SET UP IN THE ALPS
At 1400m altitude and spanning 10 hectares, the Domaine Clarins is an outdoor laboratory in the heart of the Alps where we grow our own 100% organic, high quality ingredients. Plants are grown using traditional and sustainable farming practices to respect the soil and the surrounding nature. 14 plant species are currently being cultivated at the Domaine and four are already being used in Clarins products. And that is just the start!
STOPPING THE USE OF MICROBEADS
Years before an official ban came into place in the beauty world, Clarins decided to remove microbeads from all exfoliating products.
A PARTNERSHIP WITH FEED
In 2011, Clarins joined the Feed program, founded several years prior by Lauren Bush Lauren. With our help, Feed has been able to provide over 30 million nutritious meals to school kids in 40 countries.
LAUNCH OF OUR FIRST FAIR TRADE PROGRAMS
Sustainable agriculture protects us and nature. Very early on, Clarins set up Fair Trade programs across the world. Today, we work with 11 subsidiaries: five in Madagascar, four in Burkina Faso and two in India.
BANNING OF PLASTIC BAGS, A BEAUTY FIRST
Visionary Christian Courtin-Clarins was ahead of the curve in understanding that plastic bags were only sullying our planet. 18 years prior to the passing of the law banning their use, he saw that plastic bags were removed from all Clarins locations worldwide.
THE LAUNCH OF THE CLARINS AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
For the past 20 years, this prestigious award recognizes inspirational women lending a helping hand to children in need.
BEGINNING OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ALP ACTION
In 1992, Clarins launched a range of cleansing milks with Alpine herbs. Fascinated by the Alpine forests, the group decided to support its preservation. In 1993, we began a partnership with Alp Action, now named Asters. The partnership is still ongoing to this day.
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION (previously known as ARP) WAS FOUNDED
Founded by Jacques Courtin-Clarins and, since 2006, chaired by Olivier Courtin-Clarins, the Arthritis Foundation was the first organisation to fight against illnesses related to rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism and musculoskeletal disorders. Since its creation 1989, the foundation has financed 64 projects and donated more 18 million euros in grants.
FIRST OILS WITH 100% PURE PLANT EXTRACTS
Previously exclusively for Institut Clarins customers, in 1966 our oils were commercialized for the first time. They were our first product to be formulated with 100% pure plant extracts and to be sold in glass bottles.