Recently, it was reported that L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Amore and other beauty care giants, together with the International Association of the Beauty Industry, announced the establishment of the Eco Beauty Score Consortium, which advocates true globalization and inclusiveness, and hopes to establish an industry wide cosmetics environmental assessment and scoring system that is independent of any brand and completely transparent, so as to promote the process of environmental protection in the global cosmetics industry.
The following are the current members of the Alliance:
Amore Group, Babor Babao, Beiersdorf Group, Colgate Palmolive Group, Cosme bio, COSMED Group, Cosmetic Valley, the birthplace of perfume and cosmetics in France, European Cosmetic Association, cosnova brand, Coty Group, Estee Lauder Group, the world's top brand Eug è ne Perma, French Cosmetic Enterprises Federation, perfume creators' association, Henkel Group IKW German Cosmetics and Detergent Products Industry Association, International perfume Association, Johnson&Johnson Group, JUST International AG, Kao Group, L'Oreal Group, LVMH Group, Nafigate Group, NAOS Group, Natrue Group, Natura&Co Group, NOHBA, Aurelian, Procter&Gamble Group, Paragon Nordic, Puig, PZ Cussons, Shiseido Group, Sisley, STANPA, Unilever Group.
It is understood that the alliance was initially established in September 2021 by the beauty giant L'Oreal Group, the German family personal care giant Henkel Group, the Brazilian beauty giant Natura&Co, the French luxury giant LVMH Group and the European consumer goods giant Unilever. So far, 36 large and small companies and associations from four continents have joined the alliance. The founding brand said that the alliance would not judge the size of participating companies, It will continue to be open to other companies and associations.
As one of the first established brands of the alliance, Alexandra Palt, the chief social and environmental responsibility officer and director of L'Oreal Foundation, expressed his views on how the alliance will affect the cosmetics industry in the future: "We have a responsibility to improve the environmental image of our products and encourage consumers to take action with us. With the launch of EcoBeautyScore Consortium, we hope to meet consumers' growing demand for transparency and enable them to make wise and more sustainable consumption choices."
At present, there are relatively few cosmetics brands in the Asia Pacific region that have joined the alliance, but they have played a positive role under the support of the alliance, such as Amore Group.
As the first enterprise in the Korean cosmetics industry to join the EcoBeautyScore Alliance, Amore Group plans to introduce the methodology developed by the Alliance to measure the environmental footprint of products, and based on this, provide customers with accurate and transparent environmental information, while promoting the development and application of related technologies, and improving the impact of products on the environment.
How does the Eco Beauty Score Consortium Alliance promote the process of environmental protection in the global cosmetics industry? As mentioned above, it mainly depends on the cosmetic environmental assessment and scoring system it has established as a data reference.
The news shows that the Eco Beauty Score Consortium has cooperated with Quantis, a sustainable development consulting company, to create a general database on the environmental impact of formula, packaging, standard ingredients and raw materials used in the process of product use, based on the principle of "product environmental footprint" (the EU PEF scientific method for quantifying product environmental footprint based on life cycle assessment (LCA)), Based on this, a unified standard assessment method and scoring system will be established to enable non expert users to simply assess the environmental impact of a single product throughout its life cycle.
At the same time, enterprises using the cosmetics environmental assessment and scoring system of the Eco Beauty Score Consortium can also disclose the environmental footprint of products to consumers on a voluntary basis, ranking sustainability from the highest to the lowest.
In all the processes of using the system, the methods, databases, tools and scoring systems will be checked and verified by independent institutions to ensure the neutrality and impartiality of the evaluation system, provide consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, thus promoting the environmental upgrading of the whole industrial chain and making the industry tend to positive development.
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