The world is at a tipping point. Each of us has within us the power and opportunity to affect change. Let’s start by changing the way we care for ourselves. Hope in a jar is an old paradigm. If we pass down to our children a world that is better than the one we found, we must make responsible choices that start with our basic approach to living. We can exercise our greatest power; the power to create change.
Let’s face it; there is a great deal to talk about safe cosmetic and skincare products. When developing DoshaCare, we set out to create highly effective products, made with socially and environmentally responsible ingredients and packaging.
As we went through the journey to achieve this goal, we found misleading information and an unfortunate truth that a product that s 100% natural is not possible in a manner that meets your standards for efficacy and esthetics. Did you know that a company can put 100% organic on the front of their cosmetic packaging if their ingredients are only 94% organic?
We worked so hard to be responsible in developing the actual product and packaging for DoshaCare and felt that the brand message needed to embody the same standards. We won’t embellish or lead you astray. DoshaCare products are as free of synthetic ingredients as possible without sacrificing effectiveness, safety and esthetic appeal. Here’s out promise to you, to continue to make changes to DoshaCare to make it better tomorrow then it is today.
We are proud of the following achievements:
98% of all ingredients in DoshaCare are derived from botanical sources and most are organic or wild craft harvested.
All DoshaCare aromas are the highest grade of essential oils from fair trade, organic, socially and environmentally sustainable sources. No synthetic aromas or colors have been sed.
When modern science has elevated the power of these products, we have upheld the highest levels of safety for you and the planet. Social and environmental accountability is the primary criteria for our selections.
Formulas meet Vegan Certification standards and Fair Trade Certification standards.
Packaging meets the highest standards of environmental responsibility available for safe cosmetics today.
Bottles are 100% recyclable.
Tubes are made with 70% recycled materials.
Boxes are made with recycled paper on the inside and virgin paper from managed forests on the outside.
Safe. Effective. Sustainable.
DoshaCare was born with a commitment to social and environmental responsibility and in our effort to fulfill our promise to you to “continue to evolve DoshaCare so it is better today then it was yesterday,” we are implementing a system that allows us to manage all aspects of our social and environmental impacts. As a small firm with a commitment to family we are passionate about the opportunity to deal more systematically with our internal team. In addition, as a company we are dedicated to a system that allows us to better manage our financial aspects. Anticipating that significant focus would be required to create these systems, we engaged the services of The Paladin Law Group. The Paladin Law Group are leaders in the field of environmental law and sustainability management systems, (SMS). Below you will find our SMS Policy and Principles of Action and Code of Conduct. Check back with us here to watch us on our journey to move our brand transparently to the purest products possible with out compromising safety or effectiveness.
Sustainability Policy and Principles of Action
DoshaCare embraces its calling to create a sustainable future for all, tapping into our power as individuals, and seeing our own enterprise, as forces to affect positive change in society. This spirit moves us to craft this Policy as a Sustainability Promise, and as an essential element of our brand. We believe that we have a duty to pass down to our children a world that is better than the one we found. To accomplish this goal, we must make responsible choices that start with our basic approaches to living and conducting business.
DoshaCare’s Sustainability Promise is to create highly efficacious, truly natural, sustainable products, made with socially and environmentally responsible ingredients, and using recycled content and responsibly sourced packaging. Products currently within, and to be introduced to, the DoshaCare line, are as free of synthetic ingredients as possible, without sacrificing effectiveness, safety and aesthetic appeal. This Sustainability Promise includes the principle of continual improvement, a commitment to ecological protection, and actions which enrich the communities we serve and where our operations are located.
To fulfill this Sustainability Promise, we will work with our communities, employees, manufacturing partners, our supply chain, and our valued customers, to:
Establish the standard in our industry for meaningful disclosure about percentage of ingredients derived from botanical and responsible sources, including biodynamic, organic and wild craft harvesting in a manner that helps consumers make informed choices.
Use the highest grade of essential oils from fair trade, organic, socially and environmentally sustainable sources, free of synthetic aromas or colors.
Uphold the highest level of human health & safety and ecological protection in our production, manufacturing, and distribution, by systematically evaluating social and environmental accountability and striving to achieve standards of performance beyond legal compliance.
Use packaging that meets the highest standards of ecological responsibility, while respecting cultural diversity an
Inspire and educate our employees, customers, suppliers, and manufacturing partners to live up to and help us deliver on this Sustainability Promise, inviting the whole business ecosystem to help us broaden our strategies and tactics for doing so.
Use sustainability considerations as a filter for qualification and continuing validation of our new products and business relationships.
Propagate our Ayurvedic philosophy of health and beauty, radiating from the inside out, throughout our brand.
Conduct education focused on: tuning in with spirit (inner peace), caring for appearance (outer health), and making mental choices for the way we see our world (ageless).
Code of Conduct
At DoshaCare, we believe that adhering to the highest possible standards of integrity and ethical behavior is the only way to succeed, and so we have set the highest standards for the way we conduct business, in areas from corporate and social responsibility to sound business ethics. Because the conduct of DoshaCare suppliers can be attributed to DoshaCare and its reputation, our expectation is that our suppliers will lawfully conduct their business with the same standards of integrity and ethical behavior which we infuse into our business and products.
This Code of Conduct for Suppliers, while not exhaustive, is established to provide a guideline of expectations, highlighting some key laws and regulations, as well as outlining additional requirements that DoshaCare expects its suppliers to fulfill. Suppliers must take reasonable measures to ensure that their suppliers and sub-contractors act in accordance with this Supplier Code of Conduct.
Compliance with Applicable Laws, Regulations and Practices
Suppliers are required to act in accordance with all applicable national, state and local laws and regulations. Where applicable, suppliers must comply with relevant international laws, treaties, and conventions.
Workplace and Human Rights
Respect and Dignity
Proper measures must be taken to promote a workplace free of harassment, harsh treatment, threats of violence, corporal punishment, or other forms of physical coercion.
DoshaCare suppliers must insure that no forced labor, including bonded, indentured and involuntary prison labor, is used. Only voluntary employment may be utilized and workers must be allowed to terminate the employment at any time upon reasonable notice.
Child Labor Avoidance
DoshaCare suppliers and their subcontractors are forbidden from using child labor in any circumstance. The term “child” refers to any person employed under the age of 15 (or 14 where the applicable laws permit). DoshaCare suppliers must insure proper employment of minors at all stage of farming, manufacturing, delivering and processing the finished goods.
DoshaCare supports the use of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs insofar as they comply with all applicable local laws and regulations.
DoshaCare suppliers must comply with all applicable laws governing the number of maximum work hours, vacation time, leave periods, and holidays. Suppliers’ employees shall not work beyond the maximum working hours permitted by applicable law. Suppliers will compensate for overtime hours in accordance with applicable laws.
Wages and Benefits
Suppliers must provide compensation, including regular wages and overtime hours, and legally mandated benefits, in accordance with all applicable laws and standards.
Freedom of Association
DoshaCare requires that its suppliers recognize and respect the rights of employees to freely associate, organize and bargain collectively in accordance with the all applicable laws. Additionally, DoshaCare encourages its suppliers to establish open communication and direct engagement between employees and management as a means by which to support positive employee relations.
All conditions of employment must be based on an individual’s ability to do the job, not on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs. DoshaCare suppliers must not discriminate in hiring and employment practices based on race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status, union membership or marital status.
DoshaCare is committed to the humane treatment of animals. DoshaCare requires its suppliers to implement humane procedures to prevent the mistreatment of animals at all times, including when they are raised, cared for, transported, and processed. Under no circumstances are suppliers to engage in any research, development, manufacturing, or other practices which utilize animal testing. In addition, DoshaCare requires that suppliers using work animals provide an environment that is free from stress, cruelty, abuse, and neglect throughout the life of the animals.
Health, Safety, and the Environment
Health and Safety at Workplace
Suppliers must insure provision of a safe and healthy working environment to include appropriate controls, safe procedures, preventative maintenance and appropriate protective equipment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Protection of the Environment
DoshaCare expects that its suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At a minimum, this means suppliers must maintain scrupulous in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations, and maintain a commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause.
DoshaCare suppliers may not participate in or permit any forms of corruption, bribery, extortion, or embezzlement.
Monitoring and Record Keeping
Suppliers must maintain necessary documentations to demonstrate their compliance with this Code of Conduct for Suppliers. DoshaCare and/or its designated agents maintain the right to take certain actions, such as inspection of production facilities or review of the applicable documentation, to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct.