Palm and palm kernel oils have a long history in cosmetic formulations, but as clean ingredient sourcing continues to become more important to consumers, manufacturers are looking to global ingredient producers like BASF to lead the charge in establishing...
This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...
The consumer packaged goods company’s annual sustainability report has been replaced for 2016 with a Citizenship Report covering environmental sustainability, gender equality, community impact, and more.
Cosmetics Design recently spoke to Gay Timmons, the founder of ingredient supplier Oh Oh Organic, to find out about how her quest to find sustainable and ethically produced palm oil took her to the South American country of Ecuador.
BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular focus on palm oil.
The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has cancelled its contract with palm oil supplier IOI Group after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended its certification following complaints of deforestation and community conflict, which Unilever...
The direct-sales beauty company just updated its Palm Oil Promise document with stringent objectives and supplier guidelines that are more socially responsible when it comes to environmental and human rights concerns.
Sustainability, and particularly palm oil, has been under the microscope of late, and after the Greenpeace saga at its Ohio headquarters earlier this year, Procter and Gamble has announced advancement in its global sustainability goals.
Following Greenpeace allegations that P&G is not doing enough to source palm oil from eco-friendly sources, nine of its' activists are now facing felony charges on taking the protest to another level, 'breaking into' the brand's...
As more cosmetics manufacturers respond to consumer demand for palm oil-free products, ingredient suppliers also have to respond; and this is exactly what has happened at France-based Naturex with its new range.
Having once been viewed as complex, more and more cosmetics brands are finding themselves committing to sustainable palm oil as consumer demand for ethically and environmentally sound products increases.
Nature conservation organization, WWF’s Peru operation has endorsed the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) International Standards, for addressing this situation which is taking place across tropical rainforests around the world.
Finished goods manufacturers L’Oréal, Henkel and Yves Rocher have all top scored in the latest WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, which measures the performance of 132 major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers against 4 areas which show whether these...
Malaysia's active representation and contribution in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has seen it set the record as the world's largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) accounting for over 50 per cent of total CSPO...
Speciality ingredients company Gattefossé has secured GreenPalm certificates of sustainable palm oil or palm kernel oil to cover all the palm/palm kernel oil needs of its worldwide cosmetic business until the end of 2011.
Producers of cosmetic and personal care products will now be able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of a new trademark released by The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
With rising consumer awareness over negative social and environmental effects of palm oil production, the cosmetics and personal care industry is under increasing pressure to use palm oil that is sustainably sourced.
Fully segregated sustainable palm oil will be supplied to Unilever by Netherlands-headquartered IOI Group, as the consumer goods giant works towards its target of 100 per cent sustainable palm oil by 2015.
Oilseed analysts are predicting a squeeze on supply of Malaysian palm oil for months to come, as prices are pushed up by farmers’ inability to invest in inputs and poor extraction rates – while demand for fried and oily food is not abating.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is on the
cusp of delivering on its promise to put sustainable oil on the
market, and will be unveiling its certification system at its next
meeting in November.
Procter & Gamble has signaled that it plans to make more use of
palm oil in its shampoos and detergents instead of relying mainly
on crude oil, which likely to be subject to volatile price changes
in the future.
Lobby group Friends of the Earth is publishing a report that throws
palm oil, a base ingredient in a variety of cosmetic and toiletry
products, into the eco-threatening spotlight, claiming its
production is threatening the future...
The Malaysian palm oil industry looks set to play a more active
role in cosmetics formulation after the country's Palm Oil
Promotion Council declared that it was looking to expand exports of
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...