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Pomega5 is now a member of the Green America Green Business Network™!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that after undergoing several months of screening by Green America™ Pomega5 has been added as a member of their Green Business Network™.

Green America™ is a not-for-profit membership organization, originally founded as “Co-op America” in 1982. Its mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Their Green Business Network™ is the oldest and largest network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in America. Members have made commitments to fair treatment of their employees and workers in their supply chain, promoting healthy communities where they do business, preserving the environment, and delivering quality products to their customers.

Pomega5 products and Pomega as a company are true reflections of the Green America mission, with the values of sustainability and integrity extending to all areas of the organization, from ingredient sourcing to education. Below are a few achievements in which we take great pride:

Ingredient Sourcing

  • We’ve received the highest marks (meaning the lowest hazard ratings) from Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database
  • We are currently applying for NaTrue – Europe’s most comprehensive grading system for cosmetic products
  • We rely on fair trade and sustainable sources for product ingredients: for example, our Omega 5 oil is from pomegranates grown in the same Mediterranean region for hundreds of years

Manufacturing & Packaging

  • We develop and manufacture our products in a Certified Green Lab that is overlooked by the French Ministry of Health, operating under the most stringent quality standards
  • Our product packaging is 100% recyclable, even the plastic bottles, which have been certified by the European organic certification, ECOCERT.
  • Our marketing materials are printed using recycled paper stocks and non-VOC inks (though we aim to provide as much information as possible in digital format)
  • Our products are shipped using biodegradable packing peanuts

Education & Community

  • We support and partner with other green and socially-driven organizations, including Friends of the Earth and Teens Turning Green, with whom we co-developed a product line in an effort to educate teens about greener alternatives to conventional beauty products.
  • We are currently developing a complementary curriculum on healthy lifestyle and nutrition – Stay Tuned!

Pomega5 is proud to be a part of the Green Business Network™, joining the ranks of today’s most vibrant and influential social entrepreneurs. Together, we are working to transform and redefine what it means to do business in America.