The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is poised to ban the use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and eight perfluorinated compounds in cosmetics, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
The pandemic killed the global supply chain as we knew it and several suppliers, manufacturers and retailers have struggled to come to terms with that in 2021. The result? Empty shelves, rising inflation and a stark choice between passing on the rising costs to consumers or taking a hit on margin to come.
Supply chain disruption prompted by pandemic shutdowns has persisted throughout 2021 and only those able to think on their feet and come up with workarounds can thrive in this environment. Investment in local sourcing, safeguarding raw materials supply, local manufacturing hubs, a flexible approach to logistics and the ability to generate power on site have all been crucial for success in the past 12 months.
J-beauty company, Mandom Corp has recalled four scalp care products after receiving reports of adverse reactions in those allergic to eggs, according to a report published by Mainichi.
Hindustan Unilever has announced that it has met its goal to eliminate coal usage across its operations, replacing the fossil fuel with greener alternatives such as biomass suppliers and biodiesel.
Indonesian President, Joko Widodo has unveiled plans to halt exports of raw commodities in a bid to attract investment in the country’s resource processing capabilities and create jobs, according to a report published by Reuters.
Shiseido is set to commence operations of its Osaka Ibaraki Factory and West Japan Distribution Center (WJD) in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, this month, following its completion in December 2020.
Malaysia will allow a number of industries to continue operations during its renewed lockdown, which commenced yesterday and will remain in place for two weeks, according to a report published by Reuters.
Kao has set new targets for realizing a decarbonized society and is aiming to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by 2040, and become a carbon negative company by 2050.
AmorePacific has launched a kiosk where shoppers can order a bespoke bath bomb, and watch it being made as they wait.