Sustainability

Dermcare’s Sustainability Strategy

The wellbeing of your pet is our highest priority, and we appreciate the social and environmental foundations that sustain us and allow our pets to thrive.

The Dermcare team is proud to produce high quality products with specific skin solutions in mind. We are committed to ensuring the well-being, health and safety of your pet. As part of this commitment, we strive to improve any social and environmental impacts that our products and business operations may have.

We strive for continuous improvements in our standards, processes and people and are committed to taking mindful actions that make a positive impact.  

Recent sustainability highlights:

  • 2021 – Solar power installation
  • 2022 – Became signatory to Australian Packaging Covenant by joining APCO
  • 2023 – Participated in Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program by WHSQ
  • 2024 – Became a Sedex member and committed to an external social audit in H2 2024

Our commitment

Dermcare understands the critical role we all play in ensuring the improvement of our society and environment for current and future generations. Our commitment is to make a meaningful positive difference in everything we do. We are committed to finding more sustainable solutions to how we research, develop, manufacture and package our products while not compromising on quality and safety.


Sustainability in the supply chain

Although Dermcare is too small to have to report to government under the Modern Slavery Act 2018, we have been taking steps to ensure we are compliant with the legislation anyway.

As part of this endeavour we have recently joined Sedex to assist with information sharing between buyers and sellers to ensure our supply chains are sustainable.

As a Sedex member we are committed to being a responsible business, sourcing responsibly, and improving ethical standards and working conditions within the supply chain. We have also committed to an external social audit in the second half of 2024 to assist our business customers that may have to report under the Act.


Reducing Used Packaging Waste

In 2022, Dermcare became a signatory member of the Australian Packaging Covenant. The Covenant is a national regulatory framework under the National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011 that sets out how governments and businesses across Australia share the responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of packaging. The Covenant is overseen by a not for profit organisation known as the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). The chief goal for APCO is to help business achieve the minimum 70% used packaging recovery to comply with state legislation enacted under the NEPM framework. For more information on the Australian Packaging Covenant and APCO, visit https://apco.org.au/.

Dermcare has been working hard to improve the recyclability of the packaging used by our products, as well as increasing the recycled content our packaging contains. As packaging updates come through production we are updating our product labels to display the Australasian Recycling Label symbols which provide simple and easy to understand recycling information.

For more information, please refer to Australasian Recycling Label – Planet Ark Recycling Near You.


Improving our environmental footprint

At Dermcare, we are conscious of the greenhouse gas emissions we produce while developing and manufacturing our products.

Since 2021, Dermcare’s production facility in Brisbane has been using solar powered renewable energy to reduce our environmental impact. We are committed to shifting to cleaner, more renewable energy in all aspects of our business.

Looking after our workers

Dermcare has been participating in the Injury Prevention and Management Program (IPaM), a joint initiative delivered by WHSQ and WorkCover Queensland designed to help Queensland business develop and implement sustainable health, safety and injury management systems.