L’Oreal Brazil has signed a supply agreement with Gas Verde. The French beauty giant will buy 3.6m3 of biomethane from the energy firm to fuel its entire fleet of lorries.
Two of Unilever’s production facilities have been awarded Lighthouse statues by the World Economic Forum. The award recognises the factories’ use of technology to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as their environmental credentials.
In the first six months of the year, we saw more and more targets set: Douglas published its global ESG goals, China’s Yatsen published its first ESG report and Christian Dior unveiled its eco strategy, while existing sustainability agendas were expanded or extended
Brazil presidential hopeful, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is appealing to the European Union in a bid to find research partners in order to develop the Amazon region without damaging the ecosystem, according to a report published by Reuters.
Dow has announced that it has completed the mapping stage of Project Yba Conservation that Transforms, a critical milestone towards full implementation of the project.
Natura &Co has been recognised as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute. L’Oréal, Kao, Colgate Palmolive and Firmenich also made the 2022 list.
Some 36 cosmetics companies and industry bodies have joined forces to form The EcoBeautyScore Consortium, which aims to develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for beauty products.
While most companies pay at least lip service to sustainability, even as planet-friendly has become essential for CPG success, there are those continuing to resist – and that resistance comes in one of two forms: either everything goes suspiciously quiet or, worse, companies shout loudly but their claims don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Throughout 2020, there was much talk of ‘building back better’ and we expected our post-pandemic world to be a green, eco-friendly utopia. However, as 2021 bought renewed lockdowns and restrictions, has our ‘happy ever after’ transpired? Certainly, sustainable beauty is evolving, new targets have been set and we are asking more. We want products with soul and that comes hand in hand with planet-friendly.
Natura &Co’s Founder and Co-chairman has branded the Brazilian government’s climate change targets, announced during the 2021 United Climate Change Conference in Scotland, underwhelming’, according to a report published by Reuters.