OUR WORLD

Davines World

Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide.

After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas. Our skin care lines were further expanded in 2018 when the Skin Regimen brand was born. The Group is now a B Corp and has an international presence in more than 90 countries with a multicultural staff. In addition to the main office in Parma - the Davines Village - it has offices in New York, London, Paris, Mexico City, Deventer (Netherlands), and Hong Kong.

 
 

“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, AND OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”

Davide Bollati, President

OUR STORY

1983

The Bollati family starts a cosmetics lab forformulation and productionon behalf of third parties.

1992

The company chooses to
concentrate on production
and distribution under the
Davines brand.

1994

International distribution begins.

1996

The [ comfort zone ]
brand is born.

2004

The New York branch opens.

2005

The “Carta Etica”is drafted: a collection of values ​​that guides the relationships between employees within the company.

2006

The Paris branch opens.
The Parma office starts to
power itself with electricity
from renewable sources.
The first CO2 offset project
is activated.

2007

The Mexico city and London branches open.The “Sustainable Beauty Manifesto" is drafted.

2009

The “Charter for
sustainable research” is
drafted.
First edition of the
“Sustainable Beauty Day”

2011

The “Packaging Research
Charter” is drafted: a collection of sustainable guidelines that we follow to select the packaging of our products.

2013

The Holland, Germany and
Belgium offices open.

2014

First edition of “I Sustain
Beauty”
The collaboration with Slow
Food begins.

2016

The Hong Kong branch opens. Construction work on the Davines Village begins. The group obtains the BCorp certification.

2018

Opening of the Davines
Village.
The /skin regimen/ line
becomes a brand in itself.
The “New blossoming of the
Carta Etica” is presented.
Davines receives the “Best
For the Environment” award
from B Lab.

Being the best for the world, creators of
good life for all,
through beauty,
ethics and
sustainability.

Beauty + Sustainability, the inspirational concepts for each of our projects — from formulation to design, to ethics and customers.

The Carta Etica

A collection of our shared ethics and company guidelines, created by all members of the group.

It allows the reflection of ethics in everyday life by contributing to the working wellness of everyone. First written in 2005 by a philosopher and Davines employees, it does not containrules or instructions, but rather proposals for desirable ethical behavior at work to obtain a better quality of life for all. The importance of sharing of a value system that guides and inspires all those who work in the company meant that we needed to focus on realigning our values.

2018 saw the creation of The Carta Etica's "New Blooming" which represents an evolution of what is now the company's ethical DNA.

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B Corp

We have rewritten our way of doing business, looking at business as a positive force capable of generating profit and at the same time creating a virtuous impact on people and the environment.

After the certification obtained in 2016, we decided to align our objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), defined in the UN Agenda 2030, projecting them into our corporate strategy. This gave us a goal for continuous improvement that is expressed in the activation of new projects, and in defining objectives and monitoring results that have been presented in our annual Sustainability Report.

At Davines every product is born from intuition and is processed with an artisan spirit using the most advanced cosmetic technologies.

The formulations favor the use of ingredients of natural origin, are generated with renewable electric energy and packaged minimizing the environmental impact, inspired by the ideal of Sustainable Beauty as an inseparable unity between Beauty and Good.