【Together】 Mary Kay Green Empowerment, Safeguarding Your Beauty
2019 Jan 21
Green and sustainable development has become a topic of great concern to every industrial chain and link for domestic and international enterprises. From traditional industries to high-tech enterprises, from B2C to B2B, more and more enterprises have integrated environmental benefits and environmental impact into the whole process of corporate management
Bureau Veritas, asa practitioner of green sustainable development and a third party of green construction certification consultation, has also exchanged views on this topic with its old friend Mary Kay. "Mary Kay Building", HQ of Mary Kay China, was certified with LEED gold grade green building in December 2018.
Mary Kay was founded to help others. As a visionary brand, we have always retained the mission of enriching women's lives, committed to service and contribution to sustainable business practices, in order to improve energy efficiency in the production process, and constantly advocate and encourage green office. Mary Kay always adheres to the concept of sustainable development, actively responds to the call of the Shanghai Municipal Government, takes the lead in promoting garbage classification in commercial buildings, advocates green office, and will continue to contribute to the sustainable development of cities in the future.
—— Mary Kay Global CPO Melinda Sellers
Mary Kay, established in 1963, is one of the global direct sales enterprises specializing in skincare and cosmetics. Headquartered in Texas, US, its business scope covers the range of 5 continents in over 35 countries and regions. The international corporate group boasts 5,000 employees and over 3 million beauty consultants across the globe.
"Mary Kay Office Building" is located in CBD Jing'an District of Shanghai, where every inch of land can amount up to millions, and the investment cost the company over RMB 800 million. It entails a brand new facelift of Mary Kay's Chinese administration centre, and is considered as a critical strategic move on Mary Kay's side in support of long-term, stablized, and sustainable development in the China region.
Sustainable development of green environment runs deep into employees' genes
Constructing sustainable buildings is also in line with Mary Kay's values. We wish to exert more positive influence and create more value for the environment as well as the society. We hope to integrate the concept of LEED into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the whole construction. Meanwhile, we also hope to let all our employees embrace the idea of sustainable development of green environment, so that they can implement it on a daily basis.
About LEED Certification
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a tool for evaluating green buildings It aims at effectively reducing the negative impact of the environment and households during the design phase. The objective is to standardize a complete and accurate concept of green building and prevent the excessive abuse of the greenery concept. LEED was established by the American Green Building Association and implemented in 2003. It has been listed as a mandatory legal standard in some states of the United States and other countries as well.
Renovation of Old Buildings Becomes Bottleneck
Old building renovation itself is a very complex scenario. We must take into account the feelings of the tenants, whereas it is impossible to make some major changes due to some existing physical constraints. BV has offered us a lot of technical support. We hope that BV will provide us with more practical solutions to help us sort out these things, which is key to us.
Join Forces to Make it Perfect
Mary Kay has extensive cooperation with BV; besides LEED, it also stretches to air quality testing, other consulting services, energy auditing and so on. BV’s team worked closely with Mary Kay's team to overcome many technical problems, yielding perfect and impressive results thereof.