Green Salon Collective is the hairdressing industry’s leading authority on sustainability. It has received two impressive new sustainability accolades. These are in recognition of its ongoing efforts to protect the future of our planet.
Green Salon Collective has received B Lab UK’s* ‘Best For The World’ B Corp status for 2022. It scored in the top 5% of similarly sized B Corps worldwide. GSC received its recognition under the Governance category. This acknowledges the company’s ‘commitment to positively impact all its stakeholders’ in overall mission, ethics, accountability and transparency. The second of its two sustainability accolades came at The Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2022.
Marie Claire named Green Salon Collective as the winner in the Best Progress Towards Circularity category, in recognition of its commitment to ‘recycling the unrecyclable’ by finding circular solutions to all salon waste. From oil-absorbing hair booms (made from hair cuttings) designed to protect our waters and wildlife, to plastic waste transformed into colour bowls, GSC is paving the way for a more eco-aware industry.
Commitment to being ethical and sustainable
“At Green Salon Collective, our commitment is to finding and facilitating ways for salons to become more ethical and sustainable” says co-founder Fry Taylor. “To be recognised for our work is very humbling and so appreciated, particularly at this level. Out of 5,000 Certified B Corporations worldwide, we are among the top 5% BCorps for Governance. We are so proud to be one of the Best For The World™ this year. We will continue collaborating with the global BCorp community to improve and positively impact all our stakeholders.
“Our achievement in winning at the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards is an incredible honour. I hope it will enable us to share our work with an even greater audience. As individuals and businesses, we should all be more committed to finding circular solutions for our waste. I hope our company mission will inspire others to take steps to live, and promote, a more sustainable lifestyle.”
The Green Salon Collective was established to find ways of reusing all salon waste, be it through recycling, composting or conversion into energy. From used foil and colour tubes, to salon towels, chemicals and hair cuttings, the GSC is the original authority on salon sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland, with all profits raised donated to charity.