New cosmetics consortium to co-design environmental impact assessment and scoring system

Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura &Co, and Unilever announce a new global collaboration to co-develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products. The aim is to co-design an approach that is brand-agnostic, and which provides consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology. They are inviting other cosmetics companies to join them in this pursuit. Addressing the demand for greater transparency The new assessment and scoring system will aim to meet growing consumer demand for greater transparency about the environmental…

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27 PETA-Approved Unilever brands join the fight to save cruelty free cosmetics in Europe

Unilever’s PETA-Approved brands, including TRESemmé, Simple and St.Ives, have committed to joining the fight to save cruelty free cosmetics in Europe. Last week, Unilever’s largest beauty and personal care brand, Dove, united with The Body Shop, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Cruelty Free Europe, Humane Society International/Europe, Eurogroup for Animals, and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments* to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative, calling on the European Commission to protect its longstanding ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Now, Unilever’s 27 other PETA-Approved brands will add…

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Unilever, Boots and The Hygiene Bank tackle hygiene poverty

One in five people in the UK are held back by poverty, which means that many don’t have access to basic hygiene at home, such as soap, to keep clean and be well which is more important now than it has ever been. Unilever and Boots have come together to help raise awareness around hygiene poverty in the UK and offer product donations for those of us affected by poverty. They will work with The Hygiene Bank to do this, who have been a charity partner of Boots since February…

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Research from Unilever shows that almost 50% of people from marginalised communities feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising

From football to film, the wave of boycotts and ‘cancel culture’ sweeping industries regarded as not diverse and inclusive enough could have the advertising industry in its sights. A new study by Unilever has found that nearly one in two people from marginalised communities – people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBTQ+ people – feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising. The study also highlights that it isn’t just marginalised people who feel the impact: 71% believe stereotypes in media are harming the younger generation,…

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Unilever announces plans to scale up UK refillable packaging trials

Unilever is expanding its refillable packaging trials across the UK, including its first ‘return on the go’ refill trial, in selected Asda supermarket and Co-op convenience stores using its well-known and loved brands. Following the successful launch of its largest refill trial in Europe in Asda’s sustainability store in Leeds last year, Unilever’s new ‘test and learn’ trials this year will be the first of their kind at this scale in the UK. With the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the likelihood and habits of consumers using refillable…

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