Beauty formulators must continue to strengthen supplier relationships, particularly amidst the push for greener and more sustainable product development, says the president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).
Emma Lewisham has laid out targets to reduce its product carbon footprint as “close to zero as possible” by 2030 after achieving its goal of becoming a carbon positive beauty brand with a 100% circular designed business model.
International personal care major Procter & Gamble (P&G) has published a climate transition plan outlining its ambition to be net zero on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040 and signed up to Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge.
Personal care giant Beiersdorf and speciality chemicals supplier Evonik have teamed up on a federally funded research project in Germany looking to use carbon dioxide as a source for producing sustainable raw materials for beauty products.
Although many initiatives have been introduced by cosmetics companies to reduce their carbon footprint in recent years, new research suggests packaging is an area where things are still lagging behind.