Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

This book addresses the growing importance of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the cosmetics industry, highlighting the need to consider, evaluate and implement approaches which balance economic, environmental and consumer demands throughout all aspects of sustainability; ingredients, formulations, packaging, ethics and certification organisms. The overriding purpose of this book is to outline methods of reducing environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products by highlighting industry best-practices.

Topics covered include environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products, energy and waste Management, green formulations and ingredients, and green standards, certification schemes and indices in the cosmetics industry. Case studies are incorporated looking at ethical sourcing of raw materials, biodiversity, sustainable packaging, and marketing green brands. The book concludes with a summary of the key findings in the book and some growth projections. What are some of the shortcomings in sustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect to see in the future?

This is the first book on the market to focus on sustainability in the cosmetics industry, presenting both business and technical perspectives. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book will appeal to many key sectors of the beauty industry that are increasingly concerned about ethical and ecological issues.

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