UEBT conference for sustainable beauty sourcing this month

By Lucy Whitehouse

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UEBT conference for sustainable beauty sourcing this month
The upcoming conference on Beauty of Sourcing with Respect is the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)’s annual gathering, set to take place on 20 and 21 May, Paris.

The UEBT explains that the event offers industry professionals within beauty and personal care the chance to discuss consumer demand for ethical products, how biodiversity – and the deepening loss of it - is shaping the industry, and how companies must develop natural substances in a way that respects nature and shares benefits with local and indigenous peoples.

Asia in focus

This year, organisers say, the programme will feature a special focus on Asia, looking into the latest trends and influences in the region.

The event will be the launch of the 11th edition of the Biodiversity Barometer, a special piece of research that spans over a decade and this year's edition will include interviews with up to 5,000 consumers asking what they know and understand about our planet’s biodiversity, and what they expect from brands.

As part of the focus on the Asia region, this year attention will be given to consumer responses to the Biodiversity Barometer from China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.

Further, a session with Andreas Sommer, Chief Commercial Officer at Weleda, will look at the lure of Asia in product development and marketing.  

Amarjit Sahota, President of Ecovia Intelligence will share the latest research from Asia on the global natural and organic cosmetics markets.

Wider focus

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Framed by the lens of respecting people and biodiversity, this year the UEBT says its conference will also have a roundtable discussion with leading beauty brands like Guerlain, Shiseido and Weleda.

Turning attention to the role of public-private partnerships in responsible sourcing, Symrise, one of the world’s top suppliers of fragrances and flavourings, will deliver a speech on how such partnerships are used to bridge the generation gap in farming.  

Concrete cases of ethical sourcing are set to be presented by leading companies throughout the whole conference, the UEBT says. Full information on the event is available here​.

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