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Program Overview

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises four dedicated sessions. Please contact us to get the summit agenda.


Thursday 23rd November: Day One

Session One: Industry Developments

Session Two: Green Ingredients


Friday 24th November: Day Two

Session Three: Ethical Sourcing & Biodiversity

Session Four: Marketing Insights


Detailed Program

Thursday 23rd November

Session One: Industry Developments

The opening session covers the wider sustainability issues. Some argue that many of the sustainability issues associated with cosmetic & personal care products are due to poor product design. The keynote speaker will explain how such products can be designed for a circular economy. How can changes in formulations and packaging help the cosmetics industry move towards circularity?

Approaches to measure the impacts of personal care products will be discussed. As concerns grow about climate change, learn how operators can decarbonize their raw material supply chains. Other speakers will cover Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, zero waste, and green packaging materials. A leading cosmetics company will share its experiences in reducing impacts and moving to circular systems. The subject is further explored in the panel discussion: what steps can cosmetic & related firms take to close their material loops? What are best-practices in moving towards circular systems? How can possible obstacles be overcome?


Session Two: Green Ingredients

A wide range of green ingredients are now available for cosmetic and personal care products. This session gives details of new and emerging green ingredients, especially those that can help companies move to circular systems.

Consumer demand for natural and organic cosmetics continues to grow. An update is given on the Brazilian and international market for such products, including standards. The use of blockchain technology in providing transparency and traceability in raw material supply chains is discussed. Learn how this new technology can help revolutionize supply networks. Upcycling is a major trend, with many companies looking to waste streams as a source of new ingredients. Details are given of microbiome-friendly ingredients and green chemicals for personal care products.

To conclude, featured speakers will discuss adoption rates of green ingredients. Although a wide range of green materials are now available across ingredient classes, adoption rates are lagging. Why are brands slow to formulate with green ingredients? What can be done to raise adoption rates?


Friday 24th November

Session Three: Ethical Sourcing & Biodiversity

After climate change, biodiversity loss is described as the greatest environmental challenge faced by the planet. Each year, over 2,000 species are estimated to become extinct because of loss of habitat or related environmental issues. This session looks at approaches to encourage ethical sourcing and reduce biodiversity impacts of cosmetic products.

An update is given on biodiversity regulations for cosmetic raw materials. In light of the recent UN Biodiversity conference (COP15), what changes in regulations are expected? Other speakers will cover ingredients from organic agriculture, deforestation-free supply chains, consumer insights as well as case studies of operators involved in ethical sourcing / biodiversity.

The session concludes with industry experts discussing the future of sustainable sourcing. Plant-based ingredients can be natural, organic, fairly traded and responsibly sourced. As biodiversity rises on the sustainability agenda, how can operators factor its impacts into their sourcing programmes? What role will sustainability schemes and standards play in the coming years? What is the way forward?


Session Four: Marketing insights

Marketing is a major challenge for brands with sustainable products. Consumers have to be educated and informed of the green credentials of a new product. With new developments, such as shampoo bars, waterless cosmetics and refillables, they also have to modify their behaviour when using and disposing of such products.

This session covers marketing issues associated with sustainable products. To begin, an update is given on ethical labels and sustainability schemes for cosmetic products. What labels and schemes are gaining popularity? The veganism trend is leading to many new products that are marketed as vegan and / or plant-based. Learn about the opportunities with such products.

The second part of the session examines consumer behaviour. How have consumer attitudes towards sustainability changed since the pandemic? What green issues are most important and why? With excess purchases and overconsumption often associated with the beauty industry, how can consumer behaviour be reined in? The subject is further explored in the panel discussion: how can customers be nudged towards sustainable purchases and responsible behaviour?


Please contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

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IBD Ecocert
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