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Leveraging sustainability for advantage

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious objectives to mobilise efforts to end poverty,to smaller, marginalised groups who might not otherwise have access. ensure peace and prosperity, and safeguard the planet and humanity. As an interwoven framework, these objectives have a bearing on diverse aspects of personal care industry operations.

In this article, we will use the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework to spotlight environmental, economic and social dimensions for companies to consider at each life-cycle stage. We will demonstrate how activities can positively impact SDGs or at least minimise negative impacts, and examine how personal care companies are integrating sustainability into everyday operations and across functions.

It is important to note that this is not a full LCA, as such examinations are typically conducted on individual products in a more comprehensive manner. However, we find the LCA a useful framework to explain how different life-cycle phases may impact sustainability, to show how actions can reverberate throughout the life-cycle, and to demonstrate that when efforts coalesce, sustainability can strengthen competitiveness, protect the environment, and lead to a better quality of life for all.

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in-cosmetics Korea 2022

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
13 - 15 July 2022

SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022

32nd IFSCC Congress

Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
19-22 September 2022

in-cosmetics Latin America 2022

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo
21 - 22 September

Cosmetorium 2022

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
28 - 29 September

SEPAWA 2022

Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
26 - 28 October

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Magazine on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Personal Care Magazine app from your device's App store

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