Apivita
Personal care products
Corporation Exea Empresarial (Exea), the parent company of Puig, acquired a 66.7% share in 2017.

Overall

Owned ESP
Rating C
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Apivita SA
GRC
Puig SL
owns 67% of Apivita SA
ESP
Cosmetics and fragrances
Founded in Spain in 1914, today Puig's products are distributed in more than 130 countries. Makes Prada fragrances under licence.

Company Assessment

Apivita SA
Information
This company uses plastic microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Puig SL
Praise
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of A.
Source: CDP (2023)
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security score of A-.
Source: CDP (2023)
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests score of B.
Source: CDP (2023)
Criticism
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2022)
This company has used fur in factory made clothing lines under the brands Nina Ricci and Paco Rabanne, and has not announced plans to stop.
Source: IFF (2021)
Information
In 2016 Greenpeace East Asia ranked the world's 30 biggest personal care companies on their commitment to eliminating microbeads from their personal care products. The scorecard was based on four main criteria: commitment & transparency, definition, deadline and global application. This company ranked towards the bottom of the scorecard. Microbeads are not retained by wastewater treatment and end up in the ocean where they are a threat to the marine environment.
In 2010 personal care giants Sara Lee, Puig and Colgate-Palmolive were fined 8m euros by Spanish competition authorities for price fixing. Spain's National Competition Commission (CNC) claimed that the cartel agreement that had been in existence since 2005 was relating to disguising a price increase of more than 15 per cent on certain bath and shower gel products. [Listed under Information due to age of court finding]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.

Company Details

Contact Details

Address:
Metamorfossi , Greece
Website:
www.apivita.com

Products / Brands

Apivita
Apivita Skin Care