The initiative forms part of the recently passed Grenelle de L’Environment, a French government initiative to ensure sustainable and responsible environmental practices in the country, particularly for businesses and industry.
The event, which is being held in Rambouillet, south-west of Paris, on October 16, will bring together leading business executives from the association’s membership, including training organisations, research and development companies, together with leading suppliers and manufacturers.
Covering all bases
This means that all aspects of the cosmetics and personal care industry will be represented, including ingredients manufacturers, packaging providers, logistics specialists and research and development companies.
It will highlight members’ commitment to more sustainable business practices and will culminate in the signing of the charter, which takes in organisations covering seven different French departments surrounding the Paris metropolitan area.
The charter pledges that Cosmetic Valley members will collectively commit to a philosophy of continual improvement in both environmental and social issues relating their businesses.
Explaining the charter's aims
The event will be headed up by Alban Muller, president of Cosmetic Valley, together with the association’s director general, Jean-Luc Ansel, and will include a series of presentations explaining the charter and its aims.
Also present will be Gerard Larcher, president of the French senate, together with Chantal Jouanno, state secretary for ecology.
The event will take place at the Hotel Mercure-Relays du Chateau, in Rambouillet, from 10am to 1pm and is open to both the press and selected members of the Cosmetic Valley association only.