BUSINESS FOR GOOD
cradle to cradle
the ingredients in our formulas are comprehensively assessed for safety + environmental health. and our packaging design + materials are evaluated for safety, environmental factors + recyclability.
our manufacturing processes evaluated according to their use of water + energy and their material recovery.
no animal testing
because guinea pigs shouldn't be used as guinea pigs, method performs absolutely no animal testing on any of our products and does not endorse, request or commission any animal testing on our behalf. we’re even CCIC Leaping Bunny Program approved.
no animal by products
we don’t put any animal by-products in our products. that’s dirty. we use innovations like renewable plant-based fabric softeners which are 100% gross-stuff-free.
win 2006, PETA made our co-founders Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan their ‘People of the Year’ and gave method a Proggy (progressive business) award.
our strategic starting point is to prevent unnecessary carbon emissions from sourcing, product manufacture, distribution and company operations, and to provide incentives to help in this reduction process.
we buy renewable energy credits (RECs) for our offices and all of our manufacturing sites. we also use biodiesel to power over one third of our US truck shipments.
wfor the carbon emissions we can't avoid, we make direct investments that make our supply chain more efficient. we offer financial incentives to our suppliers so they can invest in more energy-efficient equipment or lighting.
manufacturing + distribution
we aren't happy just reinventing cleaning products; we also want to reinvent the ways in which they are made. we invite our key suppliers and manufacturers to work with us toward the ultimate goal of zero-waste manufacturing, under a program we call method greensourcing.
our domestic shipments are done with an EPA SmartWay Transport member freight company for better fuel efficiency.
the majority of our customer shipments in California and the northeast are via biodiesel truck.
we work with our ingredient + packaging suppliers to ensure that the materials used in method products, from the plastic in our bottles to the ingredients in our formulations, adhere to the highest material quality standards and are manufactured in environmentally responsible ways.