THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has released its Green Score methodology to assess and measure the sustainability of ingredients and formulas based on green chemistry principles.
THE DETAILS The US prestige beauty giant has published a peer-reviewed manuscript, named Applying Green Chemistry to Raw Material Selection and Product Formulation at The Estee Lauder Companies, in The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Green Chemistry journal. The article shares Lauder’s methodology, data sources and unique framework to quantitively evaluate ingredients and formulas across its in-house portfolio of beauty products.
THE WHY? George Daher, Senior Vice President, Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs and Green Chemistry, The Estée Lauder Companies, explains, “At The Estée Lauder Companies, we are committed to creating breakthrough, high-performing products that embed sustainability throughout their lifecycle. Our Green Score measurement and assessment tool enables us to integrate green chemistry into our product development process and further enhance the sustainability of our products. We hope that by publishing this methodology, our approach can be adopted, built upon and scaled by others across our industry to further advance sustainability and transparency.”