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Natura is first off the block to sign up for UEBT certification

Natura is first off the block to sign up for UEBT certification | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Natura Brasil has sealed its Ekos line with a brand new certification from the Union of Ethical BioTrade, confirming it has fulfilled tough criteria to respect both people and biodiversity. Natura is also joined by Weleda in fulfilling the criteria required for the certification, making them the first two companies to sign up for it. According to UEBT, the new certification label underlines that brands have committed to their consumer to ‘contribute to a world in which people and biodiversity thrive’. The label will be appearing on products in store shelves and through major retailers wherever for the two brands’ worldwide distribution, serving to platform and promote the visibility of the certification throughout 2019.

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IFF-LMR seals certification on Peru Balsam sourced in El Salvador

IFF-LMR seals certification on Peru Balsam sourced in El Salvador | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

IFF-LMR has notched up FairWild certification for its Peru Balsam harvested in El Salvador, an ingredient that is used as a fragrance in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products. The Peru Balsam is wild harvested in El Salvador and the certification recognizes the fact that this process is carried out while in a sustainable manner, while conserving natural resources and providing fair working conditions. The harvesting process is still under way, but IFF-LMR, which is a division of International Flavors and Fragrances, has stated that once the harvest is complete, it will make it the first crop in the world to be FairWild-certified for commercial use worldwide.

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Givaudan launches new sustainable fragrance precursors

Givaudan launches new sustainable fragrance precursors | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it
The fragrance division from Givaudan, a major player within the ingredients market for beauty and personal care, has announced the launch of a new family of fragrance precursors that will expand its offering when it comes to longer lasting and more sustainable scents.
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Is the beauty industry doing enough to tackle plastic pollution?

Is the beauty industry doing enough to tackle plastic pollution? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Last year, Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign, reported that more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry, most of which are not recyclable. Despite its challenges though, attitudes are changing in the beauty world. Consumers have been turning their gaze to non-toxic, sustainable ingredients and are also paying attention to eco-brands whose mission statements promise to limit waste.

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L’Occitane En Provence Commits To 100% PET Plastic Bottles By 2025

Joining a swelling wave of brands declaring a transition to more eco-friendly packaging in the Cosmetics space, the L’Occitane Group has announced they will boost what they call “their long-standing commitment to eco-design, recycling and sustainable packaging,” with their selection of Loop Industries, a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, as a key supplier of 100% recycled virgin-quality PET plastic.
EcoVadis's insight:

Pressures around sustainability risks are intensifying on a global scale for the cosmetics industry. From raw materials such as mica and palm oil, to animal testing, and consumers’ use and disposal of packaging, the cosmetics supply chain has an impact across multiple stakeholders. Procurement and supply chain managers are facing urgent challenges to protect their brands and create new value for their organizations.

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Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it
We caught up with Kezzler, a company that offers technology to digitize individual products in the supply chain to give them a unique, secure and traceable identity, on the rising demand for transparency in the beauty industry.
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The Link Between Mica In Makeup And Child Labour

The Link Between Mica In Makeup And Child Labour | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it
And unfortunately, in many cases child labour is a huge part of this mining industry to get mica out of the ground and into your makeup.
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What sustainable cosmetics will look like in 2019

What sustainable cosmetics will look like in 2019 | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

There will likely be an increase in market share for e-retailers, as well as more ethical labels on mainstream products. As consumer interest in sustainability rises, so, too, does the demand for ethically sourced, 'clean' personal care products. 

EcoVadis's insight:

Investment in sustainable sourcing of raw materials will continue to increase and more sustainable practices will be monitored across the supply chain.

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Purito Launches Vegan Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Line

Purito Launches Vegan Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Line | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Purito has launched Centella Green, a new cosmetics line. The product formulations rank high on EWG’s list of products with safe ingredients. Purito’s online store is in Korean, translated to English, and ships internationally. The range contains no harmful additives and is cruelty-free, the company says, “recognizing a global trend in which consumers look to ethical and environmentally-friendly cosmetics products.”

EcoVadis's insight:

Sustainability in the beauty industry has become a hot topic due to a rise in environmental awareness, new global standards, its profitability and consumer demand. According to Cruelty Free International, over 115 million animals are being used for animal testing worldwide. Therefore it is high time for the beauty industry to switch to cruelty free cosmetics.

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Taiwan manufacturer TCI to source 100% of its energy from renewables by 2030

Taiwan manufacturer TCI to source 100% of its energy from renewables by 2030 | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Taiwanese cosmeceutical manufacturer TCI has reaffirmed its commitment to sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2030. The firm made the pledge at the World Climate Summit last month.The firm shared its sustainability progress at two sessions which focused on the growing role of manufacturers in mitigating climate change.

EcoVadis's insight:

Sustainable beauty is a complex issue that spans the entire supply chain, from the raw ingredients to manufacturing processes, delivery, packaging and waste disposal. The Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI) is an industry initiative focused on sustainable procurement. It was founded in 2017 to improve sustainability throughout the entire beauty supply chain, through sharing best practices and processes, driving a common understanding across the industry, and to use and share common tools, creating efficiencies.

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Printing industry sets sustainability goals for labeling

Printing industry sets sustainability goals for labeling | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, (SGP) has set its goals for the print manufacturing on how to acheive higher levels of responsibility and sustainability. The fifth anual SGP Community Day, held in Cincinnati, included in-depth discussions on a wide range of issues that the print and retail industries are facing, specifically with respect to the circular economy, green procurement and recycling. For the cosmetics and personal industry, printing plays a large part in the production of packaging, both for labeling and for the design of secondary packaging.

EcoVadis's insight:

Product label is the first thing that customers would see which is critical to influence their purchasing decision and the use of a certain product. Packaging is now central to environmental thinking, with more brands taking real actions in order to relate to eco-conscious consumers.

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'Sub-Zero Waste': 2019’s big global beauty and personal care trend?

'Sub-Zero Waste': 2019’s big global beauty and personal care trend? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

With the time having come for 2019 trend predictions, Mintel has unveiled its insights into one key defining global trend for the industry in the coming year: ‘sub-zero waste’. We take a look in this Editor’s Spotlight. It’s the next level on from a general sustainability focus, with brands now expected to go above and beyond with green and ethical practices across the supply chain. Sub-zero waste is a hugely ambitious target,  with many companies still working hard on reaching zero waste to landfill, and other similarly qualified waste reduction targets.

EcoVadis's insight:

From the initial sourcing of raw materials through to consumer use and disposal, the cosmetics supply chain has an impact across multiple stakeholders. Therefore making sure the ingredients that the cosmetic industry are using are both sustainably and ethically sourced is paramount. Adopting eco-friendly changes within a company can be small yet lead to increased profits and cost savings.

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Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade

Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade—global usage went from 37 million metric tons in 2006 to 64.2 million in 2016—in part because it is cheap and, for a time, enjoyed a good-for-you reputation. But what sounds good for us isn't good for the forests where oil palms (Elaeis guineensis) are harvested. According to a Purdue University study, deforestation is rising in major oil palm-producing countries. And it's happening even faster in areas certified as "sustainable."

EcoVadis's insight:

Unsustainable palm oil production practices are the root cause of considerable environmental and social risks. Now with consumers becoming educated about palm oil use there is a growing pressure on brands to make palm oil industry sustainable.

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Unilever unites with Humane Society International to end animal testing for cosmetics

Unilever unites with Humane Society International to end animal testing for cosmetics | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Consumer goods giant, Unilever, has announced its support for the #BeCrueltyFree campaign led by Humane Society International (HSI). HSI emphasises Unilever’s active support for strong bans on cosmetic animal testing and trade in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Australia; a major step forward in its global #BeCrueltyFree campaign. The UK-headquartered beauty heavyweight has pledged to support the organisation's efforts to ban animal testing for cosmetics internationally within the next five years.

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11 beauty brands doing their bit for environment

11 beauty brands doing their bit for environment | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles each year, according to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report, so, clearly, we need to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use and send to landfill while also increasing the amount we recycle - and fast. Here are 11 brands that can help make your beauty routine more green...

Lush, Natural World, Love Beauty and Planet, Dr Bronner,  Bramley, Miild, Cosmydor, Clockface, Natural Deo Co, Little Beau Sheep and Isla Apothecary

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Glass Packaging Key to Connecting with Eco-conscious Millennial Beauty Fans, Industry Survey Finds

When it comes to sustainability, 69% of respondents would rate glass as the most recyclable and ocean-friendly packaging when compared to metal or plastic/PET, with a further 7 in 10 consumers recognising that glass flacons used for beauty products can be recycled with general household glass. These findings come at a time when the vast majority (91%) of consumers aged 18-34 claim to have become more conscious of their impact on the environment in the last year. To ensure that maximum recycling potential is reached, the glass industry has committed to raising awareness of the full recyclability of glass flacons through a public education campaign conducted via its consumer-facing awareness platform, Friends of Glass.

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The Clean Beauty Skincare Movement

The Clean Beauty Skincare Movement | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

The clean beauty movement has taken the personal care industry by storm. Promising chemical-free and nontoxic solutions for your skincare regime, the movement has capitalized both on a greater awareness of health and sustainability, as well as the booming beauty industry. According to the market research firm Mintel, 92% of women in the UK use a facial cleanser, 66% a day cream and 48% a night cream. The UK beauty industry, which was worth £1.15 billion last year, is expected to grow by 15% in the next five years. This growth will also be affected by the expansion of so-called clean beauty products.

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What are the key European beauty and personal care trends to watch in 2019?

What are the key European beauty and personal care trends to watch in 2019? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it
The year ahead is set to be as fast-paced as ever for the industry. Here are our top picks for the trends set to shape the European beauty market for 2019.
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Sustainable Indie Makeup: Do niche cosmetics brands hold the answer to a circular economy?

Sustainable Indie Makeup: Do niche cosmetics brands hold the answer to a circular economy? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it
A seemingly infinite number of niche personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance brands have come to market under the guise of being sustainable, green, or otherwise better for the environment than the typical drug store or department store brand.
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BASF develops new approach for skin care formulations and eco-friendly ingredient solutions

BASF develops new approach for skin care formulations and eco-friendly ingredient solutions | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

BASF offers its customers a new approach to skin care formulations, using an innovative process that allows to create efficient high-quality products in a faster, easier and more transparent way. “The personal care market has become increasingly complex, evolving at an ever-faster pace. At the same time, consumers seek more transparency, particularly on the composition of a product and the details of the production chain. We support our customers in developing winning products that provide all the transparency consumers wish for,” said Marine Belthé, Marketing Manager at BASF Personal Care Europe.

EcoVadis's insight:

There are multiple cosmetic companies already implementing sustainable practices into their supply chain, packaging, and ingredients. These choices will all have a lasting impact on the mission to end deforestation, animal extinctions, and the consumer's increased desire for transparency about product ingredients.

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Forever delayed? Australia postpones ban on animal testing for a third time to 2020

Forever delayed? Australia postpones ban on animal testing for a third time to 2020 | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Australia has delayed efforts to ban cosmetic testing on animals for the third time, pushing the deadline back to July 1, 2020. The ban on cosmetic testing on animals is part of the Industrial Chemicals Bill, which aims to establish the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).

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Lush, M&S, Nestlé Accelerate Plastic-Free Strategies

Lush, M&S, Nestlé Accelerate Plastic-Free Strategies | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Today, the Lush shop at 10 Market Street in Manchester opened its doors again after being renovated into the first plastic packaging-free cosmetics shop in the country. Lush has been working on reducing packaging for years; the company says the new Naked shop is an exploration into pushing things further. And, rather than scanning labels for information, visitors to the shop will instead be able to scan products directly using the recently launched #LushLabs app, replacing packaging with a digital solution. 

EcoVadis's insight:

Plastic packaging makes up an enormous percentage of the trash that ends up in landfills. Beauty companies have tried to mitigate their impact on the environment for years and are now trying to make their product packaging more sustainable. 

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Ilia Beauty, Silas Capital announce partnership

Ilia Beauty, Silas Capital announce partnership | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

“Ilia is leading the movement towards high-performing makeup that is clean and sustainable. 

The Laguna Beach, Calif.-based beauty brand’s portfolio consists of more than 100 products crafted with organic ingredients and non-toxic synthetics, and also are manufactured ethically and sustainably, the company said.

EcoVadis's insight:

As consumer consciousness on the ingredients that go into the beauty products they apply directly onto the skin, lips and hair grew, supply chain traceability becomes ever more vital to the beauty industry to answer to this need. Improving supply chain traveability would allow the companies to provide more transparent information on their ingredients to the consumers and increase brand credibility; it would also assist companies to identify categories of ingredients that need to be avoided and even push forward innovative green formula. 

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Committed beauty: The evolution of clean beauty

Committed beauty: The evolution of clean beauty | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Cosmetics Industry | Scoop.it

Demand for healthy and eco-conscious products is taking the beauty industry by storm; 52% of consumers now check products for sustainable claims and 65% of global sales are generated by brands with social and environmental values. Consumer brands that demonstrate commitment to sustainability outperform those that don’t. There is a major shift from historical purchasing drivers, such as price and convenience, to new drivers that are totally in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals, including wellbeing, ethics, safety and equity. People are now asking for qualified facts and proof around brands’ ethical and sustainable practices.

EcoVadis's insight:

As demands on business for stronger transparency increase, global supply chains are reaching levels of unprecedented complexity. Transparency in the supply chain is no longer just a matter of ensuring efficiency and productivity; it is a regulated and market-driven necessity. 

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An International Focus On ‘Green’ At Luxe Pack Monaco

Luxe Pack has always held eco-responsible packaging close at heart, and this year’s 31st edition left no doubt that “going green”—including through mandates surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR)—is no longer a trend or an option. Clever use of materials and refillable solutions were just some of the increasingly available options.
EcoVadis's insight:

Eco-friendly packaging is a recent phenomenon which has become a rapidly growing trend. Since, many consumers care about the impact they have on the environment themselves, which directly relates to the products they choose to purchase and the brands they choose to be loyal to. Thus it is the right time for companies who have not yet taken any action with regards to  sustainability to do so now.

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