Beauty industry companies, EcoVadis launch sustainable supply chain initiative

Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher & L'Oréal collaborate to increase sustainable practices across their collective supply chains

November 14, 2017
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Paris and New York—Four beauty industry organizations Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher, L’Oréal along with EcoVadis, a supply chain sustainability ratings organization,  have launched the Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI). The initiative focuses on ethical, social and environmental performance and progress in the beauty supply chain.

The initiative brings together the global beauty industry in a collaborative effort to strengthen sustainable practices, improve environmental footprint and social impacts and maximize shared value across its collective supply chain, the organizations said.

It will amplify members’ efforts to boost sustainability in their supply chains, while ensuring the suppliers of the industry have ethical, social and environmental business practices in place, the companies noted. The RBI will focus on:

  • driving a common understanding of sustainability performance across the industry;
  • sharing best practices and processes; and
  • leveraging common tools to create efficiencies and benefits for suppliers.

The Responsible Beauty Initiative is built on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating platform, operated by EcoVadis, as a common foundation for supplier assessment and interaction.

The RBI will address the opportunities and challenges of the beauty industry global supply chains and will aim to drive the continuous improvement of sustainability practices. The founding members will sign the charter to launch RBI and invite other companies and suppliers in the industry to join.

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