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Program


Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises four sessions and a training workshop...

Monday 16th May

Session One: Sustainability Update

Workshop: Sustainable Packaging Materials
 

Tuesday 17th May

Session Two: Green Ingredients
 

Wednesday 18th May

Session Three: Circular Beauty
 

Thursday 19th May

Session Four: Marketing Insights

 

Detailed Program

Monday 16th May

Session One: Sustainability Update

The opening session gives an update on sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry. The keynote speaker highlights the importance of sustainability innovation. The growing importance of Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is discussed, followed by details of a new initiative that is taking a science-based approach to measuring the environmental impact of cosmetic & personal care products. A leading cosmetics firm gives some insights into how it has developed its sustainability strategy; how is it prioritising green issues? What are the challenges when implementing a sustainability strategy?

To conclude, featured speakers will discuss the social aspects of sustainability. With social issues rising on the corporate agenda, how can the cosmetics industry integrate them into their sustainability programs? What social issues have become prominent during the pandemic?

 

Workshop: Sustainable Packaging Materials

This workshop gives details of the various alternatives that cosmetic & personal care companies can consider to replace single-use plastic packaging. Guidance and practical advice will be given on how operators can reduce their packaging impacts.

The major issues associated with packaging materials will be discussed, as well as recycling rates and disposal issues. Details will be given on the life-cycle of product packaging, highlighting the differences between packaging materials. Using examples, the use of eco-design approach to lower impacts will be discussed. Detailed information will be given on the growing number of green materials that can be used in place of plastic packaging.

 

Tuesday 17th May

Session Two: Green Ingredients

This session gives details of new and emerging green ingredients for cosmetic & personal care applications. Regenerative agriculture is gaining interest because of its sustainability merits; a case study is given of an operator that is producing specialty crops for the cosmetics industry according to regenerative practices.

Closer scrutiny of ingredient supply chains is raising questions about social impacts. Details are given of a sourcing model for African ingredients that factors in social inclusion and equity. Another speaker will discuss how food side streams are becoming a rich source of cosmetic ingredients. The use of blockchain technology to provide transparency and traceability in raw material supply chains is discussed. Other speakers will cover fragrances for sustainability, green chemicals, and product innovations.

 

Wednesday 18th May

Session Three: Circular Beauty

Although there is high interest in the circular economy, there is a need to discuss practical approaches. How can cosmetic and personal care products be designed so material loops are closed? How can the beauty industry move to zero-waste systems? What new technologies are helping make the transition? With a need to move away from plastics, what are the packaging solutions? How can waste nutrients be upcycled? How can consumers be encouraged to help close material loops? Such questions will be addressed in this session.

To begin, an update is given on the Cradle-To-Cradle design approach; learn how this innovative approach to product design enables nutrients to enter continuous cycles. Subsequent speakers will give details of new technologies that help operators move towards a circular economy. The session concludes with featured speakers discussing behavior change.

 

Thursday 19th May

Session Four: Marketing Insights

Sustainability is now an integral feature of the beauty industry, however operators are grappling with marketing issues. Brands struggle with sustainability & marketing communications, whilst consumers are inundated with green messaging. This session gives an update on marketing trends and developments.

The keynote is from a pioneering sustainable brand: What is the way forward to develop a sustainable cosmetics industry? What issues are gaining prominence during the pandemic? The latest market data is presented on clean beauty products, followed by a discussion on artificial intelligence. What opportunities is provided by this new technology? Other speakers cover digital marketing and retailing insights.

 

Please contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

Organized by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Gold Sponsors:

DSM
Personal Care Council
Perfect

Silver Sponsors:

Weleda
Inolex
AAK Carbonwave
Down Under Enterprises

Supporting Organizations:

Ecocert group NSF

Media Partners:

Global Cosmetics News
Happi
EuroCosmetics