L’Oréal, Coty, Unilever, Clarins, Nestlé, Beautycounter, and Aveda among those committed to Paris Agreement

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L’Oréal, Coty, Unilever, Clarins, Nestlé, Beautycounter, and Aveda among those committed to Paris Agreement
Right now in Bonn, Germany, 100+ US companies, institutions, and leaders are taking part in the UN Climate talks known as COP23. Besides those mentioned already, select industry suppliers and some smaller finished goods beauty and personal care brands have signed on to the We Are Still In declaration too.

Suppliers like BASF and Royal DSM, and brands including Yuni Beauty, Teaodora Beauty, and Outlaw Soap, as well as the sustainability-focused lifestyle media brand mindbodygreen are signatories to the We Are Still In declaration.

US Policy

As Cosmetics Design reported​, the We Are Still In movement was formalized last June when over 300 businesses, institutions, municipal governments, and leaders across the States signed on to a formal pledge promising to support a low-carbon economy and to keep global temperature rise to a minimum.

It’s more than that. To date over 2,500 bodies have signed on to the declaration and according to WeAreStillin.com, “nearly half of America’s largest companies have at least one climate or clean energy target. The reason is simple: today’s captains of industry understand that investing in clean energy creates jobs and boosts US competitiveness.”

All this in response to the current administration’s announcement last June that the US will be withdrawing from the international agreement to address climate change. The process of retreat won’t be final until 2020.  

Beauty makers’ stance 

Of the beauty manufactures, brands, suppliers, and allies still fulfilling the commitments of the Paris Agreement, some are more vocal than others.

“We are still in,” ​wrote Coty in a LinkedIn update last week, “At Coty, we believe in support of climate action, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. That’s why we stand together with more than 2,500 leaders from America’s businesses, city halls, state houses, boardrooms, and college campuses who have signed the We Are Still In declaration.” ​The company concluded its short post on the issue with a simple call to action “To learn more and stay up to date with the current UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, click below.” ​(The link referenced is here​.)

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