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Programme Overview

The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises four dedicated sessions and a training workshop...

 

Monday 25th October

Session One: Sustainability Developments

 

Tuesday 26th October

Session Two: Green Materials

 

Wednesday 27th October

Session Three: New Technologies

Workshop: Ethical Labels & Clean Beauty

 

Thursday 28th October

Session Four: Marketing and Customer Impacts

 

The 2021 detailed programme will appear here shortly!

 

Detailed Programme

Monday 25th October

Session One: Sustainability Developments

The session begins with a keynote on the future role of cosmetics in a sustainable society. As part of its green deal, the European Commission is developing a chemicals strategy for sustainability. Details are given of this new strategy, as well as the implications to the cosmetic & personal care industry. With growing concerns about the environmental footprint of product packaging, details are given of new sustainable materials and novel approaches to reduce impacts. A large cosmetics company shares its experiences with sustainability. What green issues are most important and why?

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major influence on sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry. The session closes with featured speakers debating the evolution of the sustainability agenda. What issues are gaining prominence and why? What developments can we expect to see in the coming years?

 

Tuesday 26th October

Session Two: Green Materials

Green materials continue to make headway in the cosmetics industry. Some ingredient firms and cosmetic brands are moving to green ingredients as in a bid to reduce their environmental impacts. Others are doing so to meet consumer demand for sustainable & clean beauty products. Green materials can also be a source of product innovation. This session covers such developments.

With growing interest in the skin microbiome, details are given of microbiome-friendly ingredients and a new certification scheme. The veganism trend is leading to greater consumer interest in plant-based personal care products. An update is given on this emerging trend. Other speakers will cover upcycled ingredients, bio-based materials, clean fragrances and deforestation-free ingredients. Case studies will be given of brands developing sustainable products using green ingredients.

 

Wednesday 27th October

Session Three: New Technologies

New technologies are having a disruptive influence on the cosmetics industry. They are changing the way raw materials are sourced and processed, the production of finished products, as well as distribution and marketing. This session focuses on new technologies that influence green raw materials and supply chains.

To begin, a futurist gives some perspectives on the evolution of sustainable cosmetics. The use of biofermentation techniques and sustainable extraction methods to produce green ingredients is discussed. Another speaker shows how green materials can be produced from greenhouse gases. What are the applications of these green materials in cosmetic and personal care products? Details are given of another new technology that helps cosmetic companies move to zero-waste systems. Using examples, the use of blockchain technology to provide transparency and traceability in ingredient supply chains is covered. A case study is given of an innovative online retail platform.

 

Thursday 28th October

Session Four: Marketing & Customer Impacts

Customer behaviour is becoming an important sustainability issue in the cosmetics industry. Operators are realising that small changes in consumer behaviour can make a major difference in terms of the environmental impacts of their products. This session gives an update on marketing and customer impacts.

The concept of skin minimalism is introduced, followed by an update on the clean beauty trend. A cosmetic brand shares its experiences in communicating environmental and social impacts to customers. Case studies are given of brands that are having positive social impacts. Approaches to encourage sustainable purchases and responsible consumption are discussed, followed by a panel on consumer expectations. As the sustainability remit widens, how should brands communicate their green credentials? What green issues are most important to consumers? What is the way forward?

 

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Organised by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Silver Sponsor

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Supporting Organisations:

ICEA Soil Association Cosmebio
Eco Control Natrue BDIH
Société Française de Cosmétologie
Ecocert group

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