The Science Based Targets initiative, organised by various climate and environmental groups and watchdogs, has approved Symrise’s climate strategy, which includes the target of reducing carbon emissions by 17.5% by 2030.
Eco-sunscreen brand Sôvée is to be the first cosmetics company to use a clear packaging film based on renewable resources, specially developed by Italian Mater-Bi manufacturer Novamont to protect its products.
Climate change has a major effect on our health as well as the planet and this means reducing carbon impact and aiming for a stable climate are of great importance, particularly to the cosmetics industry.
As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change draws closer, beauty retailer Neal’s Yard Remedies believes all companies can go carbon neutral or at least start to work out how they can do it, but the first challenge is getting consumers to care about...
L’Oréal has announced its latest commitment to fighting climate change, stating its ambition to become a ‘carbon balanced’ company by 2020 by generating carbon gains linked to its activities through its sustainable sourcing projects.
L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon says that performance and responsibility go ‘hand-in-hand’ as the French firm commits to contributing to deploying a low-carbon solutions and tackle the risks of climate change.
Saving the planet can also save companies a lot of money too demonstrated by Unilever’s win-win example of saving 1 million tonnes of CO2 whilst also making cost savings of €244 million at the same time.
L’Oréal has announced that in the space of ten years it has been able to cut half of its CO2 emissions from its production and that its Sharing Beauty with All programme is on track for further progression.
According to a government report, the number of declarations for the French nanomaterials register tripled in its second year of implementation, as formulators and distributors increase their notifications.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked the global supplier of fragrances, cosmetic base materials and substances highly for its transparency on greenhouse gas emissions, in an assessment of 350 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Unilever has always taken its Sustainable Living Plan very seriously and it has now made its presence felt in its deodorant range, as it cuts the size and carbon footprint of the packaging for some of its key brands.
Packaging has almost become synonymous with the word sustainability, as countless companies announce initiatives aimed at both cutting costs and making packaging greener, with some of the most recent highlighted here.
Symrise has published its latest sustainability report that, according to the company, features a strong focus on global needs and sustainable solutions to offer its customers solutions to the urgent issues of our time with new products and technologies.
In the second of this two-part interview with Susan Arnot Heaney, executive director of corporate responsibility at Avon, we look at how the company has engaged its employees in sustainable and how it has served to reduce the overall carbon footprint.
At its recent global re-launch The Body Shop unveiled plans to bring ‘Beauty With Heart’ to the industry through new international ‘Pulse’ concept stores set to roll out this summer, to better engage and interact with the consumer.
Biotechnology has a major role to play in sustainable design and the economic, environmental and social benefits of this are inherent in its application for sustainable chemicals manufacturing, according to ingredients supplier Croda.
Christian Dior will exclusively use Icelandic Glacial (IG) water to hydrate its skin care cosmetics products citing its optimal biological properties including brightening efficacy as one of the main reasons, an announcement said.
Sustainability is undoubtedly today’s business buzzword and consumer facing industries such as the cosmetics and personal care sector are particularly implicated. But, what changes should cosmetics players make to their manufacturing and formulations,...
Unique packaging and a well known brand name catch your eye amid the crowd of products jostling for attention. You saw the advert and it promised youthful miracles, but can you afford it… in terms of your carbon footprint, I mean?
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has unveiled its first 100% carbon-neutral production site in Libramont, Belgium, the result of a three-year collaboration with Belgian-based energy players Eneco and Bio Energie.