· Green Formulations Award - a cosmetic or personal care range with a high level of natural or organic ingredients.
· Sustainable Packaging - a new packaging format that has a low environmental footprint in terms of design and / or materials.
· Sustainable Ingredient - a material that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and / or social impact.
· Sustainability Pioneer - an operator that is a pioneer or leader in some aspect of sustainability.
· Sustainability Leadership - an operator that leads in various aspects of sustainability.
Entries are open to all organisations in the beauty industry, such as cosmetic brands, retailers & distributors, ingredient firms, packaging companies, NGOs, certification agencies and related firms.
The deadline for entries is September 30, finalists will be notified by October 16, and the winners announced at a dedicated awards ceremony at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on November 6. The awards will be co-hosted alongside the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Finalists and the eventual winners will benefit from media coverage and industry recognition of their sustainability achievements.
In previous years, the Sustainable Beauty Awards has received over 100 entries from a diverse range of operators in the beauty industry, according to Ecovia. The 2016 winners and runner-ups included Weleda, L'Oreal, Boticario Group, Croda, Speick Naturkosmetik, Tri-K Industries, Human Nature and Synthesis Organics.
With sustainability now mainstream in the beauty industry, it has now become fashionable to make green claims. The Sustainable Beauty Awards looks to give recognition to those who are actually making a difference to communities, as well as the planet, according to Ecovia Intelligence.