Green Commitment - Keeping Nature Beautiful

For Today. For the Future.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing cos­metic prod­ucts of con­sis­tently high qual­ity to be avail­able at all times is a chal­lenge. In this con­text, ADA Cos­met­ics Inter­na­tional is com­mit­ted to a stew­ard­ship of human and nat­ural resources. This approach leads us to develop prod­ucts that are safe to use and increase one’s well­be­ing. At the same time, we oper­ate in an eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able man­ner – at every point of the value chain. To us, this means fol­low­ing long-term values.

Our intent: To pass on an intact and healthy envi­ron­ment to future gen­er­a­tions. To achieve this goal, we are com­mit­ted to work­ing hand in hand with all out part­ners.
Our Envi­ron­men­tal Guide­lines.
ADA is com­mit­ted to com­ply­ing with envi­ron­men­tal, eco­nom­i­cal and social stan­dards even when they are not required by law. We con­tribute to the pro­tec­tion of man and the envi­ron­ment with, for instance, a fru­gal use of nat­ural resources, lower emis­sions through higher energy effi­ciency as well as con­sis­tently less waste production.

Ecocriteria from ADA


RAW MATERIALS

Start­ing with the pur­chas­ing of raw mate­ri­als, ADA fol­lows eco­log­i­cal stan­dards. Accord­ingly, we use mainly renew­able plant raw mate­ri­als. This includes lipid reg­u­la­tors such as the ten­side coco glu­co­side, extracted from coconut and palm ker­nel oil as well as corn, potato and wheat starches. This is one sig­nif­i­cant way for us to save resources. Renew­able raw mate­ri­als, in par­tic­u­lar, require far­sighted plan­ning and metic­u­lous qual­ity con­trol. There­fore, all the ingre­di­ents we pur­chase undergo strin­gent tests by the man­u­fac­tur­ers them­selves. To be on the safe side, every item is still re-checked through our addi­tional in-house micro­bi­o­log­i­cal tests.
In the devel­op­ment of our for­mu­la­tions we pay close atten­tion to safe prod­uct tol­er­ance as well as high effec­tive­ness. A grow­ing num­ber of our prod­uct solu­tions com­ply with strict eco­log­i­cal cri­te­ria – from for­mu­la­tion to pack­ag­ing – and have been granted the eco-label of the Euro­pean Union (EU).
Our belief: What is nat­ural should stay natural.


SAFETY

Every one of our hotel clients wants to pro­vide only the best to his guests. That is why we ensure our prod­ucts are safe and healthy. Each and every prod­uct is sub­ject to exten­sive test­ing and analy­sis, not only in the devel­op­ment phase but also dur­ing pro­duc­tion. Even after mar­ket launch we con­tinue our mon­i­tor­ing efforts. We do not engage in ani­mal test­ing in any of these phases. It goes with­out say­ing that all our prod­ucts com­ply with country-specific cos­met­ics reg­u­la­tions. We guar­an­tee con­sis­tently safe pro­duc­tion processes with our state-of-the-art tech­nolo­gies. As a result, for us ‘Made in Ger­many’ is not merely a qual­ity seal, but the promise of an excep­tion­ally high stan­dard. Our qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tem cur­rently is in the prepa­ra­tion phase for cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to ISO DIN 9001.
We will go to any lengths for your protection.


ENERGY

Luck­ily, the man­u­fac­ture of cos­metic prod­ucts does not demand a high input of raw mate­ri­als to begin with. The con­sump­tion of energy and its result­ing CO₂ emis­sions within the pro­duc­tion process can, how­ever, be of sig­nif­i­cance. For this rea­son, we use tech­no­log­i­cally highly advanced facil­i­ties that are com­par­a­tively low in their con­sump­tion of energy and emis­sions rates. For instance, we employ a so-called ‘cold process’ to pro­duce body lotion, which saves 40% of energy. Another exam­ple is the process heat required for our pro­duc­tion. By con­vert­ing to nat­ural gas we were able to dras­ti­cally reduce our car­bon foot­print.
And then there are the small things that make a big dif­fer­ence: we pro­duce our goods close to our clients. In order to save resources and con­tribute to cli­mate pro­tec­tion we, too, pur­chase the nec­es­sary raw mate­ri­als largely from sup­pli­ers in the region.
Some­times know-how is everything.


WATER

Our world’s water resources are not only dis­trib­uted unevenly, they are also threat­ened by pol­lu­tion and over­ex­ploita­tion. For this rea­son, ADA restricts its con­sump­tion of water wher­ever pos­si­ble, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing pro­duc­tion processes. By employ­ing mod­ern tech­nolo­gies, our water con­sump­tion has been reduced to a nec­es­sary min­i­mum. Fur­ther­more, our com­pany adheres to the strict guide­lines of the Ger­man Water Resources Act (“Wasser­haushalts­ge­setz”). This law con­tains require­ments for the pro­tec­tion and use of ground water. Ground water is a sig­nif­i­cant com­po­nent of the water cycle and indis­pens­able for nature’s var­i­ous eco-systems. Although our cos­met­ics prod­ucts do end up in waste water after being used, they are designed to impair the water qual­ity as lit­tle as pos­si­ble. Our ten­side– con­tain­ing body care prod­ucts are 90% biodegrad­able and thus pose no threat to our ground water resources.
It’s quite clear: Water is Life.


WASTE

The demands of an ever-growing world pop­u­la­tion are deplet­ing our avail­able resources. For this rea­son, we min­i­mize the input of raw mate­ri­als and cre­ation of waste from the start by employ­ing appro­pri­ate resource-efficient pro­duc­tion tech­nolo­gies.
The envi­ron­men­tal com­pat­i­bil­ity of our prod­ucts is another facet of our com­mit­ment. There are two dimen­sions to this: ingre­di­ent biodegrad­abil­ity and pack­ag­ing recy­cla­bil­ity. First: all our prod­ucts that end up in waste water after being used have been opti­mized with respect to their bio­log­i­cal degrad­abil­ity. Sec­ond: our prod­uct pack­ag­ing con­sists mainly of PET, a mate­r­ial that is 100% recy­clable. We also are work­ing increas­ingly with PCR (Post Con­sumer Resin), a syn­thetic mate­r­ial that has already been recy­cled and can be fully re-used.
Although we are already highly eco-conscious, we are always seek­ing fur­ther oppor­tu­ni­ties to limit our waste prod­ucts even more or, at least, find ways to re-use them in a sen­si­ble man­ner.
Some­times less is more.

 

MAN and SOCIETY

  First and fore­most: it is our employ­ees who make our com­pany suc­cess­ful. ADA offers its 300 employ­ees secure employ­ment with fair con­di­tions as well as vol­un­tary cor­po­rate ben­e­fits. These include, among oth­ers, mea­sures such as com­bin­ing work and fam­ily as well as con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion and qual­i­fi­ca­tion. The work­ing atmos­phere also plays a vital role. Due to our inter­na­tional oper­a­tions, we work with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent coun­tries, faiths, eth­nic­i­ties and cul­tures. To us, this diver­sity sym­bol­izes a great oppor­tu­nity. So we pro­mote a cor­po­rate cul­ture that not only tol­er­ates and respects indi­vid­ual and cul­tural dif­fer­ences but also con­sid­ers them as an unique asset. The basis for our work is trust, fair coop­er­a­tion, an open com­mu­ni­ca­tions cul­ture and equal oppor­tu­nity. Fur­ther, we pro­mote employ­ees’ activ­i­ties out­side the com­pany and sup­port pub­lic social con­cerns and projects, for instance.
Our focus here is on edu­ca­tion and family.