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Xavier Vital, SGS Global Ecodesign Manager, will lead the Reducing Environmental Impact of Cosmetic Products workshop at the 2014 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong.


November 10, 2014


November 10, 2014


Hong Kong, China

Xavier Vital, SGS’s US-based Global Ecodesign Manager, will lead stakeholders and industry experts in a workshop at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, 10 November, in Hong Kong.

This international event covers major sustainability developments in the beauty industry. Its aim is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders to debate these major issues in a high-level forum, and it is an honour for Xavier Vital and SGS to be invited to lead this key session.

Reducing Environmental Impact of Cosmetic Products

Looking at the environmental impact of cosmetic products, this workshop will examine the influences of raw materials, production, distribution & logistics, consumption and post-use. Life cycle analysis (LCA) data will also show the typical environmental footprint of cosmetic products.

Through case studies, guidance and practical advice, operators will learn how they can take positive steps to reduce their environmental impacts. During the workshop, Xavier Vital will cover:

  • The various ways a cosmetic product influences the environment
  • The typical life cycle of a cosmetic product and its environmental impacts
  • Typical environmental metrics of cosmetics: LCA data
  • Packaging impact of cosmetics
  • Practical approaches to reduce environmental impact

Where and when

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will take place on Monday, 10 November 2014, from 14:00 - 17:30, at the Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong.

About Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2014

Focusing on natural ingredients, sustainability metrics and marketing best practices, the summit comprises three sessions and two interactive workshops over two days.

Organised by Organic Monitor, the aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders and debate key issues in a high-level forum.

For more information, please contact:

Emilie Viengchaleune
Global Marketing Coordinator
Global Sustainability Services
t: +33 1 41 24 87 49

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS helps manufacturers, distributors and importers in the cosmetics industry to comply with existing and forthcoming legislation. We offer a wide range of services throughout the supply chain: physical, chemical, microbiological and toxicological testing, cosmetic safety assessments, performance testing/consumer panels to support claims, labeling reviews, inspections, audits and sustainability services.