Garnier, TerraCycle Launch Campaign to Divert 1M Beauty Empties from Landfill

Despite the rise of recyclable packaging for beauty and personal care products, only half of US consumers responsibly dispose of these products. To boost bathroom recycling, beauty brand Garnier has teamed up with TerraCycle and DoSomething.org to launch the second year of Rinse, Recycle, Repeat, a national recycling campaign and college campus competition that aims to educate young people on how to responsibly recycle

Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017’s Top Corporate Sustainability Performers

Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the sustainability performance of the largest publicly-traded companies in the US and the world by revenue. This year, beauty giant L’Oréal came out on top, ranking as the top-performing global company and best performing personal products company. The ranking is based on eight sustainability and environmental indicators including energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon and water productivity, as well as the presence of executive, board and third-party oversight mechanisms. “We’re honored to be recognized by Newsweek for our sustainability

Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation

As an issue putting nearly a trillion dollars at risk, deforestation has quickly become a front-of-mind concern for businesses dependent on forest-risk commodities, such as timber, palm oil and cacoa. However, new data released by the Forest 500 shows that the 250 companies with the greatest influence over forests are failing to adequately address deforestation risks, and will not meet 2020 goals to eliminate deforestation from their

Beauty Industry Leaders Partner with EcoVadis to Launch Responsible Beauty Initiative

In an effort to accelerating improvement on ethical social and environmental performance throughout the beauty supply chain, Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher, L’Oréal and EcoVadis have launched the Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI). The initiative brings together the global beauty industry in a collaborative effort to strengthen sustainable practices, improve environmental footprint and social impacts and maximize shared value across its collective supply chain. The RBI aims to boost sustainability in members’ supply chains, while ensuring industry suppliers have sound ethical, social and environmental business practices in place. This will be achieved by driving a common understanding of

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers. The pressing situation was a major topic

Natura Acquires The Body Shop to Become Global, Purpose-Driven, Multi-Brand Cosmetics Group

Earlier this week, French beauty giant L’Oréal announced that it has concluded the sale of The Body Shop to Natura Cosmeticos. Natura’s acquisition of the natural beauty brand is part of a broader strategy to become a global, purpose-driven multi-brand and multichannel cosmetics group. It brings together under one roof Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop, three pioneering brands with strong identities that share a commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices. The three companies are committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact through actions such as developing vegetable-based products, using traceable and

How Brands Are Embedding Eco-Design at Scale

Eco-design is now synonymous with new product development (NPD). Sustainable businesses and brands have understood that to remain resilient and competitive, product eco-design must be at the heart of their corporate strategies. This requires a considerable amount of buy-in and commitment across every level of an organization and requires a disruptive approach to business-as-usual practices and procedures. Quantis is helping to lead this seismic shift, working with industry leaders to integrate sustainability at every level, driving systemic change with action informed by solid

L’Oréal’s Holistic Sustainability Approach Bringing It Closer to ‘Sharing Beauty with All’

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and

#Women4Climate Convenes Powerful Female Leaders Invested in Fighting Climate Change

Today, powerful female leaders from both the private and public sector gathered in New York City to discuss their growing global power to tackle climate change and deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. The inaugural Women4Climate conference in New York City convened 15 C40 mayors – from cities including Paris; Mexico City; Durban; Cape Town; Tokyo; Bangalore; Caracas; Washington, D.C. and more – as well as execs from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johnson &amp

L’Oréal Reduces CO2 Emissions 50% in First Year of Sustainable Development Plan

Just one year after the launch of its ambitious Sharing Beauty with All program for sustainable development, cosmetics giant the L’Oréal Group has today revealed significant improvements in the first progress reportof its efforts:a reduction of CO2 emissions of the Group’s production by 50 percent in absolute terms, from a 2005 baseline, while