2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards dates announced

Entries are now open to the only awards dedicated to sustainability in the beauty industry. The deadline for award entries is 15th October, finalists will be notified by 31st October, and the winners announced at a dedicated awards reception in Paris on 24th November.

The aim of the Sustainable Beauty Awards is to give recognition to cosmetic and related firms pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. The awards are open to all operators in the beauty industry, spanning cosmetic brands, ingredient firms, packaging companies, to industry organisations and associations.

The awards have five categories, each representing different aspects of sustainability. The sustainable packaging award is for packaging with a lower environmental impact. The green formulations award is for a cosmetic brand with a high level of natural and organic ingredients.

The sustainable ingredient award is for a material that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and / or social impact. The sustainability pioneer award is for an operator that leads in - or has pioneered - a specific area, whereas the sustainability leadership award is for an operator that leads in various aspects.

The winners and runner-ups for each award category will be announced at the awards reception at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 24th November. The reception will take place alongside the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com/Europe). Winners and finalists will benefit from media coverage and industry recognition of their sustainability achievements.

The 2013 awards received over 100 entries from cosmetic & related firms from across the globe. The 15 finalists comprised large cosmetic multinationals, dedicated natural & organic cosmetic brands, ingredient firms, fragrance houses, and small start-ups.

The event organiser expects a similar response in 2014. Comments Amarjit Sahota, president of Organic Monitor: “Many beauty firms are seeking recognition of their ecological and societal commitments. As well as giving such recognition, we hope the Sustainability Beauty Awards continues to raise the sustainability bar in the beauty industry.”

About the Sustainable Beauty Awards

The aim of the Sustainable Beauty Awards is to give recognition to cosmetic and related firms who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. The awards reception will take place on 24th November at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées. Entries for the five award categories are open until 15th October. Media passes are available for the awards reception. More information is available from www.sustainablebeautyawards.com

About the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

The aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stake-holders and debate major sustainability issues in a high-level forum. The 6th European edition of this international series of summit will be hosted in Paris on 24-26 November. More information is available from www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com/Europe/

About Organic Monitor

Organic Monitor is a London-based specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, we have been providing a range of business services to operators in high-growth ethical & sustainable industries. Our services include market research publications, business & technical consulting, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. Visit us at www.organicmonitor.com

For additional information, please contact:
Ms. Tina Gill
PR & Marketing Manager
Organic Monitor
Tel: (44) 20 8567 0788
Email: press@organicmonitor.com

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