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Fortune magazine puts DSM second in its ‘Change the World’ List

22-Sep-2017 - DSM has scooped second place in Fortune’s annual list of companies that it deems to be making a positive social impact.

UK government offers support to organic businesses

22-Sep-2017 - In further confirmation of the economic strength seen in the segment, recent moves have been made by both the UK government to support organic consumer goods businesses, particularly exporters.

IFF expands flavours facility in Egypt

21-Sep-2017 - International Flavors & Fragrances has opened a fully renovated and expanded facility in Cairo, Egypt.

Eurofins goes global with acquisition of Australian sun care testing player

21-Sep-2017 - Eurofins, a global group of laboratories providing testing services to consumer goods industries, has announced the acquisition of Dermatest, a major sun care testing company in Australia.

Lonza appoints new Global Head of Skin Care Technology

19-Sep-2017 - Lonza, a major supplier across the pharma, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, has announced the appointment of a new global head of skin care technology for its personal care businesses.

Clariant scoops ‘best-in-class’ in 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

14-Sep-2017 - Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company, has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for this year, making this its fifth consecutive year in the rankings.

Sustainable sourcing for beauty: what’s the outlook?

13-Sep-2017 - Companies looking to develop and maintain a sustainable profile need to ensure the visibility and transparency of their sourcing: one upcoming industry event is set to consider this hot topic.

Brexit factsheet: new update released by trade body

13-Sep-2017 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has released a factsheet that outlines the UK cosmetics industry position on the EU exit negotiations.

Coty announces next chief scientific officer

12-Sep-2017 - Coty’s previous CSO retired from the company earlier this summer having, as his final project, stayed on to help the Coty team integrate the P&G beauty brands. Friday, the new...

L’Oréal expands Russian manufacturing for new skin care brands

12-Sep-2017 - The world’s biggest cosmetics company has expanded its Russian manufacturing capabilities in an effort to boost production of its L’Oréal Paris and Garnier skin care products.

Solvay rejoins Dow Jones Sustainability Index

08-Sep-2017 - The World Dow Jones Sustainability Index has been announced for 2017, and following a concerted effort to raise the company’s sustainability objectives over the past two years Solvay is again on...

Symrise gains ‘Green Company’ seal

08-Sep-2017 - Symrise has been certified as a ‘Green Company’ for a second time by DQS CFS, the German Association for Sustainability, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable processes.

Henkel’s Beauty Care business gets new US facility

06-Sep-2017 - The European personal care corporation has just opened a newly consolidated North American headquarters and announced plans to add on more space for R&D in the coming months.  ...

Eurofins buys Australian Dermatest

06-Sep-2017 - Bioanalytical service provider, Eurofins Group, secures its acquisition of Australian sunscreen and skin care evaluation laboratory, Dermatest.

Henkel confirms acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios

06-Sep-2017 - Henkel has confirmed the closing of its acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios, a move that expands its footprint in the Latin American professional hair care market.

Personal care chemical supplier Wacker marks 40 years in Brazil

05-Sep-2017 - The ingredient maker celebrated the milestone Monday in São Paulo, where the company’s American headquarters are located. Wacker isn’t resting on its laurels though, the company has already begun building...

Nestlé Skin Health to close Swiss facility, 190 potential job losses

01-Sep-2017 - Nestlé Skin Health has announced it is closing a facility in Switzerland, which it says may result in the loss of 190 positions in the company.

Unilever Ghana launches campaign to ‘help children reach five’

01-Sep-2017 - Multinational consumer goods player Unilever has announced the launch of an initiative in Ghana intended to reduce infant mortality through better sanitation.

CHT Group acquires ICM Silicones

31-Aug-2017 - The specialty silicones manufacturer, founded by a former Dow chemist, has grown over the years in part thanks to several of its own acquisitions. Now owned by CHT Group, the...

Boots UK on challenges and innovation for sustainability

30-Aug-2017 - Sustainability continues to be a lead issue on the beauty industry agenda. We spoke to Boots UK about why it’s essential to get right.

The Hut Group is number 1 retailer in Australia

30-Aug-2017 - The e-commerce firm’s recent acquisition of Australian and New Zealand e-retail giant propels it into the top beauty seller spot.

Coty financial results show consumer beauty brands not doing well

29-Aug-2017 - The global beauty corporation released Q4 and full-year results this month, disclosing how Coty’s acquisitions of not only the P&G Beauty Business but also of ghd and Younique are impacting...

EU considers restrictions for substances in tattoo ink and permanent makeup

29-Aug-2017 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is inviting makers of tattoo ink and permanent make up to contribute to its survey on a potential EU-wide restriction on certain substances.

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

28-Aug-2017 - Rumors of a takeover began to fly Friday after the Evening Standard published an item, citing unnamed sources, suggesting that Unilever and other interested buyers (multinational cosmetic companies, global investment...

Groupe GM restructures to form global divisions focused on cosmetics

23-Aug-2017 - Guest amenities provider Groupe GM has restructured its entire business in an effort to streamline its different operations and to maintain its global expansion strategy.

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