Our Business Strategy is embedded with an absolute commitment to perform in a way that is responsible, environmentally sound and sustainable. Our products have achieved Tier 1 Environmental Choice certification as a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Only 4 countries to date have achieved this highest environmental global standard; New Zealand, Canada, Norway & Sweden. We have now brought these leading products to Britain.
Our cleaning products formulations have also been independently verified to reduce asthma and allergy triggers in workplaces, schools, homes...wherever they are used. Our products have been awarded the Asthma Foundation’s Sensitive Choice Approval for the UK and Ireland for being able to demonstrably reduce the irritants which can trigger asthma or allergy attacks. The Asthma Foundation carries out rigorous and independent testing before granting approval to ensure with those allergies or asthma will be safeguarded.
With a recent clinical study demonstrating that the regular use of cleaning sprays has the same impact on lung health as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the health impacts on cleaning staff. The research featured more than 6,000 people over a 20 year period and found women, in particular, suffered significant health problems after long-term use of these products. The research was published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (including research by the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London).
We have a commitment to leadership in sustainability that is embedded in our values.
- We will maintain a balance between economic success, protection of the environment and social responsibility.
- We have invested both in time and capital to create our position with our products.
- We are committed to retaining our position in the years forward.
With every aspect of our business we think about impact on the environment, this includes ingredient sourcing, production and packaging. We are constantly improving all our processes all the time. We will use locally sourced sustainable plant and mineral based materials over petrochemical where it is possible. We are externally and independently assessed yearly.
We also try to determine exactly where all our materials are made to prevent the use of genetically modified materials (GMO’s).
None of our products or materials will ever be tested on animals.
1eco is committed to using certified sustainable palm oil as it is a demonstrably healthier and safer alternative to petrochemicals. Our suppliers are committed to achieve traceability of all palm oil production from the raw materials to the production facilities. They currently have one of the best ratings in the industry to achieve this. We believe certified sustainable palm oil is the best option for now and we have reduced and replaced where possible the need for these raw materials we are also watching for better safer more sustainable materials.
We have also taken additional steps to completely remove any material that can be classed as a carcinogen or sensitizer (eg. asthma\respiratory\allergies).