The first-ever awards dedicated to sustainability in the beauty industry have been launched by Organic Monitor. The inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards (www.sustainablebeautyawards.com) has opened for nominations, with winners to be announced at an evening reception in Paris on October 21st. The aim of the awards is to give recognition to cosmetic and ingredient firms who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry.
The awards have five categories that represent different sustainability aspects. The green formulations award is for cosmetic brands with a high level of green (natural / organic) ingredients in their formulations. The sustainable packaging award is for cosmetic packaging that has a low environmental footprint, whereas the sustainable ingredient award is for a material that makes a significant difference in terms of ecological and / or social impact. The sustainability pioneer award is for a company that is a leader in a certain area, whereas the sustainability leadership award is for an overall leader in sustainability.
Nominations for the five award categories are open until 20th September. Media passes are available for the awards drinks reception. More information is available from www.sustainablebeautyawards.com