Cosmetics Europe launches sustainability eco initiative Commit for Our Planet to drive sustainable beauty collaboration and change

Launched today, Commit for Our Planet​had been created by Cosmetics Europe with 27 founding industry partners*​, including Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and L’Oréal, and five supporting trade association partners**​. Under a structured framework, the eco initiative featured specific commitments across three themes – climate, packaging and nature – designed to help drive progress across the full beauty and personal care value chain in Europe. These three areas, according to Cosmetics Europe, were “central” ​to industry operations and related impacts and hence the focus.

Amongst the commitments made were slashing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sourcing sustainable wood-based packaging alternatives, and avoiding water issues during manufacturing and sourcing. Importantly, Cosmetics Europe said every commitment would be continually revised and reinforced as societal demands and planetary needs evolved, and to ensure the goals continued to align with EU standards.

*​Full list of the founding companies to date: AVA Cosmetic Laboratory, Babaria, Beiersdorf, Börlind, Bruno Vassari, Colgate-Palmolive, Cosnova, Coty, Dalli Group, Floslek, Gardiner Family Apothecary (Elave), Global Cosmed, Henkel, Keune, La Biosthétique, L’Occitane, L’Oréal, LVMH, MartiDerm, NAOS, Natura Bissé, Salerm Cosmetics, Schwan Cosmetics, SystemKosmetik, Unilever, WALA, and Weleda.

**​Full list of supporting partners to date: Dutch Cosmetics Association (NCV), German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW), Polish Union of Cosmetics Industry (Kosmetyczni), Romanian Union of Cosmetics and Detergent Manufacturers (RUCODEM), and Spanish Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (STANPA).