Since our inception, a key pillar and commitment of Yon-Ka Paris is giving back to people and our planet. Read below and visit our Yon-Ka blog for regular updates on our ongoing philanthropic partnerships and activities.
Taking tangible action for the environment
Yon-Ka works every day to use more eco-friendly processes, including containers, packaging materials, and promotional tools with a lower impact on the environment..
Today, we can promise that:
- All of our plastic tubes (PP or HDPE) are recyclable*
- 20% of our retail products are in 100% recyclable glass bottles*
- Our labels are printed on 100% recyclable paper from sustainably managed forests (FSC)
- All our notices are printed with vegetable ink on paper from sustainably managed forests (FSC)
- All of our communications and promotional materials are chosen based on sustainable development guidelines
One of our FSC packaging suppliers (Iggesund, a Swedish company) is one of the 100 companies most committed to sustainable development in the world, according to the United Nations Global Compact index.
We always working to improve our processes so we can continue reducing our carbon imprint. This translates into tangible actions in favour of the environment, both current and future: better waste management for a greener product site, increasingly eco-friendly formulations and packaging, and more responsible treatment protocols.
*In French recycling channels
Yon-Ka Save the Bees Campaign!
Since 2014, we have made it our mission to give back to the environment and also protect the bee population through our support of the association, “Un toit pour les abeilles” (A roof for our bees).
Today, we’re taking it one step further and asking you to help save the bees. We’ve released a collector limited edition version of our favorite Lotion Yon-Ka. When you purchase our limited edition bottle, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Birds and Bees Farm in New-Jersey.
Internationally, proceeds will be donated to “A roof for our bees” Association.
Cancer and Careers by CEW
We are proud to empower women by supporting Cancer & Careers which supports and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace.
Cancer and Careers helps more than 500,000 people each year — online, in print and in person — by providing valuable information and resources via expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
Les Couleurs Association
Yon-Ka Paris believes children from all communities deserve access to education and a brighter future.
That’s why we have partnered with the non-profit Les Couleurs through event sponsorship and gifting opportunities to raise awareness on the organization’s mission: inspire, educate and empower children from underprivileged socioeconomic backgrounds through education and creativity.
Covenant House New Jersey
Yon-Ka Paris USA donates a portion of our proceeds to a local New Jersey association - Raphael's Life House (RLH), for moms and babies who are overcoming homelessness. #YONKACARES
As a company led by Catherine and Francoise Mühlethaler, sister-owners of the heritage brand Yon-Ka Paris, annually for the entire month of November, we spotlight important issues and charities during the shorter holiday shopping season rather than focusing on hyper-consumption. With the Covenant House New Jersey association - managing Raphael's Life House (RLH), this program aims to promote healthy parenting while equipping them to support themselves and their children.