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Programme Overview

++ The agenda for the 2024 edition is currently under development. Please contact us to keep updated. ++

The previous edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprised four distinct sessions and a training workshop.

Session One: Sustainability Update

Session Two: Green Ingredients

Session Three: Biodiversity Impacts

Session Four: Marketing & Customers

Workshop: Sustainability Metrics


Detailed Programme


Session One: Sustainability Update

This session covered the wider sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry.

> Keynote: Building a Sustainable Future
> Changing Environmental Social and Corporate Governance Landscape
> Measuring Impacts of Personal Care Products
> Water Footprint of Cosmetics
> Developing Climate-Neutral Cosmetics
> Moving to Net Zero Case Study
> Sustainability at Retail
> Panel Discussion: Future Evolution of Impacts

Session Two: Green Ingredients

This session gave details of new and emerging green ingredients for cosmetic and personal care products.

> Sourcing from Regenerative Agriculture
> Ingredients for Waterless Cosmetics
> Upcycling in Cosmetics: Market Update & Outlook
> Innovations in Upcycled Ingredients
> Sustainable Ingredients for Hair Care
> Creating Ingredients from Precision Fermentation
> Novel Processing Methods for Natural Ingredients
> Panel Discussion: Selecting Ingredients for Sustainability


Session Three: Biodiversity Impacts

The growing importance of biodiversity impacts were covered, as well as the opportunities & challenges when moving to nature-positive production.

> Opening Keynote: Sustainable Cosmetics and Biodiversity
> Implications of COP15
> EU Deforestation-Free Regulation
> Setting up Deforestation-Free Supply Chains
> Ethical Sourcing of Natural Ingredients
> Adopting Eco-Labels: Case Study
> Creating Nature-Positive Cosmetics
> Panel Discussion: Future of Sustainable Sourcing

Session Four: Marketing & Customers

This session covered the marketing issues associated with sustainable cosmetics, as well as customer behaviour.

> EU Green Claims Directive
> New Technologies to Overcome Greenwashing
> Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Cosmetics
> Marketing Microbiome-Friendly Cosmetics
> Sustainable Cosmetics: Building Distribution
> Green Consumer Trends & Attitudes
> Encouraging Responsible Consumption
> Panel Discussion: Levers to Change Consumer Behaviour

Workshop: Sustainability Metrics

This workshop discussed the practical use of sustainability metrics. Approaches to measure and quantify common sustainability indicators are described. Using case studies, the use of metrics to formulate sustainability plans / programs / objectives was highlighted. The use of metrics to encourage innovation and the shift to a circular economy was also described.


Please contact us to keep updated about the 2024 summit agenda

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Ecovia Intelligence

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Supporting Organisations:

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

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics
Cosmetic OBS
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