Whilst some corporations and business groups primarily from Europe were pressed for more action at the Summit, dozens particularly from the cosmetics industry, were noted for voluntarily pledging to become more planet-friendly and transparent in their...
The time is now to raise the bar for sustainability in the Asian cosmetics industry in every aspect, say several industry experts who discussed the topic at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong.
According to Harriet Kingaby, sustainability strategist at Ogilvy Earth, despite many cosmetic brands utilising social media to better connect consumers to their brand - particularly in view of their sustainability efforts, few have an effective strategy.
For many cosmetic companies, implementing a sustainable strategy that applies to all areas of the business whilst also encouraging consumers to get involved along the way has been at the forefront of many ‘to do’ lists in recent years. Here, a Beiersdorf...
The supplier of natural active ingredients has officially opened its third production unit at its site in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze, France). This is the fifth inauguration since 1984, a bid the company says to continously expand.
Although Asian cosmetic and personal care companies have embraced the issue of sustainability, Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota believes that the social and economic impact are being overlooked.
This year’s ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference’ hosted by the Union for Ethical BioTrade focused on emerging market trends as they become increasingly influential in areas like sustainability.
NatureWorks, has announced it is the first company in Germany to achieve certification from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Association (ISCC) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) for its packaging made...
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) will tomorrow open the doors of its annual Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference held in Paris, with ‘The Beauty industry and biodiversity in emerging markets’ a central theme.
According to research carried out by Organic Monitor, natural & organic brands on the North American market are making inroads in mass market retailers and encouraging supermarkets to develop private label ranges as shelf-space in natural food shops...
French firm Laboratoires Expanscience has stepped up its biodiversity efforts by becoming a member of the Union of Ethical BioTrade and the non-profit organisation hopes this will urge other companies in France to follow suit.
Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has expanded its production capacity of dimethylether (DME) at its Rotterdam plant as part of a strategy for growth, with cosmetics named as one of Akzonobel’s key markets for the product.
France-based organic cosmetics company Florame sources many of its ingredients from developing countries and argues that the practice can help support local development, although it is subject to many challenges.
Natural and organics manufacturer Weleda has joined the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) in supporting biodiversity conservation, with the non-profit organisation targeting further membership growth to ensure ethical sourcing of biodiversity is put into...
Brazil-based Beraca has outlined its sustainability plan, in keeping to the aim of consolidating and improving the practices of sustainable use and supply of ingredients from biodiversity, for the next five years.
Sustainable ingredients and distribution innovation will be the key themes discussed at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, which will look at some of the sustainability initiatives in the beauty industry and look ahead at what can be done in the...
The beauty industry is no stranger to the term sustainability, and according to market analyst Euromonitor it is going to stay high on the agenda in the coming years, and industry can use it to its advantage.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at encouraging the cosmetics industry to prevent biodiversity loss.
With rapid expansion on the cards at consumer goods giant Unilever, it has entered into a global alliance with Jacobs Engineering Group to support the delivery of its capital investments in the future.
The need to package consumer products in a more sustainable and affordable way dominates the worldwide packaging industry, according to DuPont’s global survey of consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
While many natural and organic beauty and personal care companies are embracing sustainability in order to shore up their eco-credentials in response to rising consumer demand, Organic Monitor is surprised to find that adoption of the C2C (cradle-to-cradle)...
Pursuing a more sustainable business model throws up challenges, including the greenwashing pitfall and continuing to maintain improvements. We spoke to Jenny Rushmore, Global Sustainability Director, P&G Beauty & Grooming, to find how it is done.
CosmeticsDesign spoke to Jenny Rushmore, Global Sustainability Director, P&G Beauty & Grooming, who, in the first of a two-part interview explains more about her division’s no nonsense approach to sustainability.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical trade in natural ingredients derived from biodiversity.
Natural and organic ingredients supplier Beraca has been recognized as a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) as it aims to develop its sustainable use and supply of ingredients from the Brazilian biodiversity.
Companies sourcing from plants are subject to a new international regime which demands the sharing of benefits resulting from the use of biodiversity, but the details of what to share and with whom remain to be decided at the national level.
Sustainability is set to be a key focus in 2011 for consumer packaged goods (CPG), according to market analyst Mintel, and although the cosmetics industry is making significant improvements, there is still a long way to go.
In a month that has seen biodiversity under the microscope, CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke with Filipe Sabará, commercial director at Beraca, to get his views on how ingredients sourcing can help conservation and development efforts.
Active ingredients producer Greentech has urged the cosmetics industry to establish long term relationships and to ensure respect is given to any local environments affected by its sourcing activities.