Ethics & Sustainability

At Chouchou Intimates, not only do we strive to be socially and ethically responsible, we are committed to only working with suppliers who share these values. All our products and packaging materials are manufactured by companies who uphold fair-operating practises and are fully accredited.

Here are some of the ways we currently try to minimize our impact:

1. Business Social Compliance Initiative

Our underwear and silk factories in China are certified through the Business Social Compliance Initiative. The BSCI is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to social compliance and improving working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights, ensuring employees are working in suitable conditions.

2. Full Factory Audits

Full factory audit are completed on a yearly basis to verify compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and are consistently passed with above average results. The areas assessed include social management systems and cascade effect, workers involvement and protection, rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, fair remuneration, decent working hours, occupational health and safety, no child labour, special protection for young workers, protection of the environment and ethical business behaviour.

3. OEKO-TEX (Factory and Textile Accreditation)

Our products have been examined and meet the standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. This means they are free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use. To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested through a comprehensive third-party system and has been found to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.

4. 100% Carbon-Neutral Delivery 

As of September 2019, Australia Post committed to delivering better environmental outcomes, through the introduction of Carbon Neutral Parcel DeliveriesTo make up for the pollution caused and help to achieve carbon neutrality, Australia Post buys carbon credits, to match the calculated emissions for the deliveries provided to our customers. Chouchou Intimates utilises this services for all local deliveries.

5. Sustainable Packaging Materials

All our packaging products are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly so that your unboxing experience isn’t tarnished by excessive amounts of non-recyclable plastic! 

Our customised Chouchou Intimates Tissue, Tape & Sticker Seals all match the following criteria:

  • FSC Certified - This ensures the paper products that make up our packaging are sourced from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly and sustainably.
  • Uses Soy-based Inks - These are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks, made from soybeans, a renewable resource. 
  • Made from Acid Free Paper - They are also made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. The pulp is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that our ink won’t transfer from the stickers and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing.

We are also proud members of the noissue Eco Alliance which contributes to global reforestation one tree at a time. Every order we make for new tissue paper, stickers or tape, noissue plant trees for on our behalf in areas of need. 

6. DHL GoGreen

We have partnered with DHL to be apart of their GoGreen Solutions initiative which encompasses a range of projects aimed at integrating sustainability into every facet of DHL's logistics operations and aims at minimising the environmental footprint of shipping and transportation activities. Key components of DHL GoGreen include

  • optimising transportation routes to reduce fuel consumption and emissions
  • investing in alternative fuel vehicles to lower reliance on fossil fuels
  • implementing energy-efficient practices in facilities
  • offering carbon-neutral shipping options to customers
  • promoting the use of eco-friendly packaging materials
  • continually striving for innovation and improvement in sustainability practices.

By prioritising environmental responsibility throughout its operations DHL and Chouchou are committed to not only reducing its own carbon footprint but also leading the way toward a more sustainable future for the logistics industry as a whole. Chouchou Intimates utilises this service for all international deliveries.