The European Green Deal is one of the most important strategic initiatives ever undertaken in the European Union. The goal is to entirely stop adding to the earth’s stock of greenhouse gases by 2050. To meet this level of ambition, everyone, from individuals to industries, will need to adapt their everyday activities.
The cosmetics and personal care companies have for a long time placed a strong emphasis on the environmental sustainability of their activities and products. In this section, we describe some of the flagship sustainability commitments and activities of Cosmetics Europe member companies as well as members of Cosmetics Europe’s national associations network. These cover a range of areas from emissions reduction to product design, sustainable sourcing, reducing plastics usage and inspiring consumers to consume in a more sustainable manner.