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Our Commitments to Care Beyond Skin


As a leading skincare brand with more than 100 years of expertise, we know that a healthy environment is important for healthy skin. Yet, our blue planet’s natural beauty is suffering from overconsumption of resources and environmental pollution.

That is why we at NIVEA are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, its ecosystems, and inhabitants by developing and producing skincare that is gentle on the skin and the planet.

Discover what we are already doing to become more sustainable and how we are committed to caring beyond skin in the future.

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Our Philosophy & Targets

NIVEA has been a companion in people’s lives for decades, caring for healthy beautiful skin, and nurturing people from the outside in. We are humbled by that trust and want to live up to it by extending our care for the skin to the protection and preservation of our planet.

Learn more about our philosophy and ambitious targets that help us to contribute to tackling climate change.

Our vision: climate neutrality

We strive to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible by rethinking our packaging, formulation, and production methods. To achieve this, NIVEA has set ambitious climate targets on a company level that are in line with latest climate science.

Read more about our approach to develop climate-friendly products.

Respecting Animals

At NIVEA, we respect and love nature. Our care for the planet also includes the protection of animals that depend on and maintain our ecosystems. We are convinced that animal testing is unnecessary to prove the effectiveness and safety of skincare products.

Discover how we care for the well-being of animals in more detail.

Our responsible sourcing

We make sure that everything we put into our NIVEA products is safe and healthy to use – and we strive to use responsibly sourced renewable materials wherever possible to move toward a more sustainable future. When using natural resources, we also pay attention to the cultivation of these plants.

Learn more about our commitments and goals to ensure responsible material sourcing.

Our sustainable production

Naturally, our commitment to protect our planet and our communities also extends to the way we produce NIVEA skincare: We strive to decrease our CO2 footprint by saving energy, generating less waste, and using water responsibly.

Read more about what we do to reduce carbon emissions throughout our production.



We want to be 100 percent transparent and answer all your questions about sustainability at NIVEA. If you could not find all the answers you were looking for on this website, or are looking for more detailed information, please visit the sustainability website of NIVEA’s parent company, Beiersdorf.