Bio Oil and the Environment

By | June 28, 2014

Union-Swiss (the makers of Bio Oil) strives to provide safe conditions for employees and to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment. To achieve this objective, the company is committed to: selecting top-quality raw materials that are environmentally-friendly, reducing energy consumption, and adopting manufacturing processes that are safe and efficient.

Raw materials

Certificates of analysis are provided with each lot/batch of raw material.
Material safety data sheets are strictly scrutinized for each raw material.
Preference is given for the selection of bio-degradable ingredients.
Bio-Oil’s ingredients are regularly tested for adulteration, contamination and microbiological contamination.

Manufacture

Energy: Total energy consumption (including electricity, light fuel and natural gas) is monitored and compared year-on-year in relation to total production volume.
Emissions: No harmful emissions (including CO2, inorganic gas or VOC) are generated in the production of Bio-Oil.
Safety: No fatalities or severe accidents have ever been reported in the production of Bio-Oil. GMP valuations, including strict safety education/training and risk assessment practices, are conducted on a regular basis.

Water consumption

Bio-Oil contains no water, which minimizes water consumption during production. No waste water is generated in the production of Bio-Oil.

Waste

No hazardous waste is generated in the production of Bio-Oil.

Packaging

All Bio-Oil packaging is recyclable. Packaging cut-offs and waste paper are also recycled.
All paper materials are certified to be in accordance with the requirements of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Wherever possible, vegetable-based, bio-degradable printing inks are utilized.

Animal testing

Union-Swiss has a strict policy against testing on animals. As of March 2000, no Union-Swiss products or their ingredients have been tested on animals. The company has also committed never to commission any testing on animals – either on our products, or the ingredients used in them.

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