This year’s entries were judged by a panel of experts from very different areas of the industry, including science, branding and the media, and including myself as a judge for the packaging, sustainability leadership and sustainability pioneer.
Here is the full list of finalists for each of the five categories:
Sustainability Pioneer Finalists
- Éminence Organic Skin Care, Givaudan,
- Human Nature (Gandang Kalikasan)
The sustainability pioneer award is given to an organisation in the beauty industry that is a leader or pioneer in some aspect of sustainability.
Sustainability Leadership Finalists
- Boticario Group, Croda International
- Esse Skincare
This award is given to an organisation that is leading in various aspects of sustainability. The operator is displaying overall leadership in sustainability and not mastering a few areas.
Sustainable Packaging Finalists
- Boticario Group
- Humble Products
- Pierre Cattier
- Speick Naturkosmetik
This award is given to a new packaging format that has low environmental footprint in terms of design and / or materials.
Sustainable Ingredient Finalists
- Croda International with Majestem
- IBR Ltd with IBR-CalmDeAge 1201
- L'Oréal Group with Quinoa Husk
- TRI-K Industries with Baobab Tein NPNF
This award is given to a cosmetic ingredient that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and / or social footprint.
Green Formulations Finalists
- Esse Probiotic Skincare
- Urtekram Coconut range
- Synthesis Organics
- Weleda Evening Primrose range
This award is given to a cosmetic range with a high level of green (natural / organic) ingredients in product formulations.
Award ceremony in Paris on October 24th
Following on from the previous events, the awards ceremony will be hosted at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées from 6-7pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.
The last Sustainable Beauty award was also held Paris in November 2014 and attracted approximately 100 entries, with winners chosen from across six categories.
Those categories included Sustainability Pioneer, Leadership, Packaging, Ingredient, Green Formulation and Sustainability Lifetime Achiever, with winners and runners up in all categories.
The 2014 finalists included...
In 2014 Cruelty International received the prize for Sustainability Pioneer for its global campaign to end testing of cosmetics products and ingredients on animals, which helped achieve legislative change in the EU, China, Brazil and the US.
The Sustainability Lifetime Achiever award went to late Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, who was also one of the first players in the natural and organic beauty category in the U.S.