Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura &Co and Unilever talk environmental beauty consortium goals

Last month, five beauty giants announced the formation of a global beauty consortium​ to co-develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics. Henkel, L’Oreal, LVMH, Natura &Co and Unilever joined forces to create the consortium – open to all cosmetic companies to join – in a bid to offer beauty consumers worldwide “clear, transparent and comparable”​ information that considered a product’s entire life cycle.

The voluntary and brand-agnostic system would be built around four key principles: a common method for measuring environmental impacts throughout product life cycle; a common database of environmental impacts for standard ingredients and raw materials; a common tool to calculate environmental impact per product; and a harmonised scoring system that enabled easy comparison for consumers. Importantly, the companies said its science-based methodology would be verified by independent parties, including external sustainability consultants and experts, scientists, academics and NGOs.

“The work developed by the consortium will be published and made accessible on a strictly voluntary basis by both consortium participants and all other interested parties,”​ Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura &Co and Unilever said.

So, as news of the consortium continued to garner interest among industry, CosmeticsDesign-Europe caught up with executives from the founding companies to find out just exactly what the consortium meant for business, consumers and the future of green and circular beauty.

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