COMPANY INFORMATION AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES
What is the origin of the name Davines and how do you pronounce it?
The Bollati family established Davines in 1983 in Parma, Italy. The company started as a research laboratory specialized in the production of top quality hair and skin care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. Davines is a combination of the names Davide (Chairman of the company) and his sister Stefania. It is pronounced Da-vee-ness.
Where are Davines products made? Are they made in Italy?
Every Davines product is designed, formulated and produced on our premises and in our laboratories in Parma, Italy.
What are the vision and values of the Davines brand?
At Davines we believe that the balance between beauty and sustainability, what we call “sustainable beauty”, can improve our lives and the world around us. By creating "beauty” we want to encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work and of the things they love. For Davines, sustainability represents the brand’s responsibility to ourselves, the people we work with, our customers, and the world in which we live and operate.
Does Davines use renewable energy?
The Davines Village is carbon neutral. In our factories and offices, we use only electricity and thermal energy (biomethane) from renewable sources. These inexhaustible sources of energy do not emit CO2, do not pollute, and are constantly renewed. Every product we formulate, design and produce is manufactured using clean energy.
Which products contain Slow Food ingredients?
Our SU line, for hair protection during the summer, our A Single Shampoo and our Essential Haircare families contain a specific active ingredient produced in the Mediterranean area by Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, a non-profit association that combines the promotion of gastronomic culture with the protection of environmentally sustainable productions.
What is the Carta Etica?
“Davines does not aim to be the biggest company in the world, but to be the most beautiful and the most ethical thanks to everyone’s commitment. Davide Bollati - chairman of the Davines group (during the 2006 meeting where the Carta Etica was handed out to Davines employees). Our Carta Etica is inspired by the concept of beauty taken from an ancient philosophy that unequivocally associates “beauty” with “goodness”. After years of work with a philosopher advisor, Davines employees have put together a list of professional values related to behaviour and work ethics, and to the way in which small everyday gestures can improve the work environment. It is basically a tool that helps us to describe how the Davines way of working is conceived and perceived. Unlike strict codes, our Carta does not contain rules or instructions. We work every day to ensure that this cohesion from shared values reverberates in the quality of our services. In this perspective, the Carta Etica has become fundamental for our vision of beauty.
Does Davines test on animals?
No, the Davines Group does not test on animals. To discover more on our position please visit this page.
Why has Davines become a B Corp? What does it mean?
The Davines Group has been a B Corp since 2016. The certification awarded by the Italian body B Lab is a result of the company’s new way of doing business, combining profit making with the objective of generating a positive impact on people and on the environment; this is expressed through the continuous development of new projects inside and outside the company to positively affect the environment and the people.