Our environmental impact is important to us, and at HMS we are dedicated to decreasing our carbon footprint. We are aware of the environmental harm that comes from plastic bottles, which is why we are working on integrating more environmentally mindful materials into our pack aging, and with the help of Eco-LCA we are be ginning to track the environmental impacts of our products.
In addition to looking into our supply chain, we brought this concern home with us and made our home of˜ce a plastic free work environment. Our ultimate goal is to reduce our overall carbon footprint by 25% by the year 2023. In the mean-time, we are maintaining responsibility over our footprint by paying a carbon tax.
At HMS we understand the magnitude of waste that the beauty industry creates. We strive to not be part of the problem, but part of the solution. At HMS we are taking steps to close the loop of our waste stream by looking into the recycling collection of our products, and eventually turning them into new products for our production line. It is part of our mission to create a circular design within our supply chain, and we plan/hope to complete this circle by 2025.
Here at HMS we are committed to giving back to others. We currently partner with HairtoStay, a nonprofit that assists cancer patients in affording scalp cooling, which gives them the ability to keep their hair during treatment. We are also committed to giving back to our community. HMS is Brooklyn born and proud. We love our local community and to show our love we recently started to compost our food waste and donate it to local community gardens and urban farms. We are excited to get more involved in the community and increase our volunteering in the year to come.