L’Oréal and leading sustainability firm Quantis have come together to create the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics (SPICE). SPICE aims to work towards a significant goal which consists in collectively shape the future of sustainable packaging.
The interest from Industry actors in working towards a sustainable future is growing, and these leaders are taking measures to progress on their path to ethicality as responsible companies and respond to the increasing number of consumers, investors and stakeholders interested in the environmental performance of products on the market.
SPICE, which was co-founded by L’Oréal and Quantis, has been joint by other members such as Avon Products, Inc., Clarins Group, Coty Inc., L’Occitane en Provence, L’Oréal, LVMH, Shiseido, Sisley, as well as Cosmetic Valley) and FEBEA. Cosmetics products manufacturers, as well as cosmetics packaging suppliers, are also welcome to join the initiative as corporate members.
These members will gather during joint working sessions where they will share experience and knowledge for the benefit of the initiative and develop and publish business-oriented methodologies and data to support resilient decision making to improve the environmental performance of the entire packaging value chain.
"L'Oréal's commitment to be a co-founder of SPICE was driven by the willingness to collectively share on sustainable development progress and to allow cosmetics industry players to work more effectively together,” states L’Oréal’s Global Head of Packaging & Development Philippe Thuvien. “Beyond the development of a robust methodology of environmental footprint assessment, SPICE will ultimately increase the eco-design of our products and will provide the clarity consumers expect to help them make more sustainable cosmetic purchases," adds Philippe Bonningue, Head of Sustainable Packaging at L’Oréal.
To learn more about the SPICE initiative and how it will shape the future of cosmetics packaging, go to www.open-spice.com
To learn how to become a member of SPICE, go to https://open-spice.com/about- spice/how-to-join/