As if we couldn’t love Rae Peacock Hair and Beauty any more, they’ve only gone and upped their green credentials game!
They were the first business in Scotland to use the gorgeously green Davines sustainable beauty products which still continue to be the only hair products used and sold by salon owners and husband and husband team Rae Peacock and Craig Duncan.
Now they’re giving customers a chance to cut down their carbon footprint by offering the ever popular Davines shampoo and conditioner refills at the salon – for a sweet 10% discount!
Instead of buying brand new plastic bottles, customers can bring in their empty tubs (or any clean and empty vessel!) for refilling – and be rewarded for their efforts! Go that green!
“It’s our way of doing our bit. We’ve all become much more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment,” explains salon director Craig, “It’s important businesses think about these things. Our waste on an annual basis is a lot more than your average household. We have a responsibility to do whatever we can.”
It’s important businesses think about these things. Our waste on an annual basis is a lot more than your average household. We have a responsibility to do whatever we can.
Having already launched the idea on the salon’s Facebook page, Craig says their clients are keen to be greener where they can and to support a greener salon by doing their bit at home too.
And how’s this for green responsibility? You’ll only see LED lightbulbs in the salon, they use only eco-friendly cleaning products and oh, my personal favourite, they wash and dry all the salon’s towels at home!
Through television programmes like the Blue Planet we’ve now become so much more aware of the impact plastic has on our environment and Craig says the more we have conversations about our responsibilities and share ideas, the greater a difference we’re capable of making.
“Rae and I have always tried to be eco-friendly at home and the Davines brand spurred us on to be more so in the salon too,” he said.
“We’re trying our best. Like other businesses, we’re somewhat restricted in what we can do so it’s about what everyone involved in a business can do to become more environmentally friendly. Every little bit counts.”
Davines formulations favour the use of ingredients of natural origin, are generated with renewable electric energy and packaged minimizing the environmental impact.
Inspired by the ideal of sustainable beauty, they rewrote the way a company such as theirs does business, looking at how they could be a positive force capable of generating profit and at the same time creating a virtuous impact on people and the environment.
After they obtained organic certification in 2016, they decided to align their objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), defined in the UN Agenda 2030, projecting them into their corporate strategy and annual Sustainability Report.
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