THE WHAT? The British Beauty Council has named Mark Smith, Director General of NATRUE, as Co-Chair of its Sustainable Beauty Council (SBC). Smith will share the role with Jo Chidley, Co-Founder of Beauty Kitchen and Oriele Frank, Co-Founder and Chief Product & Sustainability Officer of Elemis.
THE DETAILS Together, the trio will set the SBC’s strategy for the next year, driving systemic sustainability change across the beauty industry, spanning consumer, industry and policy challenges.
“The UN say this is The Decade of Action, with calls for accelerating sustainable solutions for all of the world’s biggest challenges,” says Frank. “As Co-Chair of the Sustainable Beauty Coalition, I will work to ensure the beauty industry is uniting to help drive change across all sectors. It’s about progress not perfection.”
THE WHY? Smith commented, “I have been representing NATRUE on the Sustainable Beauty Coalition Steering Committee since 2021. Collaboration is key, so I am delighted to be promoted to Co-Chair to share leadership of the Coalition with my esteemed colleagues, Jo and Oriele. We will continue our work with a wide range of stakeholders – to inform, engage and most importantly champion change.”