Ethical Commitments


Paladone take seriously our ethical commitment to our team, our customers, our suppliers and the environment #agreenerpaladone

We demonstrate this through key activities;

Mindful Employer

As an employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination at work. Having signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, we are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently, and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

Established in 2004, Mindful Employer is a UK wide initiative run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Providing employers with easier access to professional Workplace Mental Health training, information and support, the initiative aims to help empower employers to take a lead in supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff. By signing the ‘Charter for Employer Positive About Mental Health’, Paladone have made a public statement of our desire to support the mental health of our staff across the organisation.

BDP - biodegradable plastic

Paladone were the first company in the world to bring naturally decomposing plastic to the global gift trade by launching a range of giftware using Breakdown Plastic™ technology. Click here to read all about BDP, and click here to read the official BDP FAQs.


Paladone believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.

All of our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.

For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit

SEDEX - active membership

SEDEX is an organisation which aims to improve working conditions, business practices and environmental policies in factories across the world. Our factories are audited to our own strict auditing procedures and also to ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative) Standards.

We work to these ethical guidelines, taken from the ILO (International Labour Organization) for both UK and global team members:

  • + Paladone are committed to improving the lives and basic conditions of workers and their families within our Global Supply Chain.
  • + We commit to working in partnership with the factory owners who produce and supply our products to ensure that local and international law is upheld.
  • + We aim to (through a policy of continuous improvement) ensure that our suppliers strive to observe the basic code as laid out below.
  • + Employment is freely chosen - prison and forced labour is prohibited.
  • + Working hours are not excessive.
  • + Living wages should be paid.
  • + Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
  • + Child labour is prohibited.
  • + Discrimination is prohibited.
  • + Employees should have freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • + Harassment, abuse and inhumane treatment are prohibited.

Paladone use PET rather than PVC in our packaging

PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is a plastic and degrades slowly, its manufacturing process can be harmful to the environment through Co2 emissions. However many modern day items are made from PVC and in its final state it is very durable. Click here to find out more.

Paladone ethics in practice

We pride ourselves on a strong ethical trading practice and we operate a strict supplier audit programme in which we constantly review materials used, their construction and the way in which all products are packaged. We have our own compliance department which ensures we are at the forefront of all legislative requirements. As a natural part of our design process, we look to use recycled materials in our packaging and make priority the materials used in our products as recyclable as possible or remove packaging altogether. Eco-design principles have become part of our creative process. 

Re-cycling, reducing and re-using

We ensure that wherever possible we maintain high quality standards – we take a planetary approach to the whole of the product development process.

Electrical Waste in Germany

WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 78139148

Information obligations pursuant to Section 18 (2) of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act