The next in-cosmetics Global trade show, which will open its doors on 4-6 April 2017 at ExCeL London, will showcase the cosmetic industry’s creativity and progress in sustainability in a new Sustainability Corner.

The new feature, sponsored by Solvay, will highlight how the cosmetic industry is redoubling its efforts to be more sustainable in areas such as sustainable formulations and sustainable manufacturing processes, including sustainable water, waste and emissions management, environmental responsibility and sustainable forest management. “This interactive space will educate and inform visitors about how to use sustainability to drive innovation while providing a forum to debate key aspects of sustainability,” explain the organisers.

The next in-cosmetics Global trade show will showcase the cosmetic...

The next in-cosmetics Global trade show will showcase the cosmetic industry’s creativity and progress in sustainability in a new Sustainability Corner. © Rob van Esch / shutterstock.com

A selection of environmental and social initiatives will be on display, aiming to highlight how the beauty industry is moving beyond compliance and paving the way towards a fundamentally more sustainable business model.

The Sustainability Corner will house more than 15 pods, each displaying a sustainable product or project that aims to make a real difference to the environment or society. Companies - including BASF, Clariant, DSM Nutritional Products, Earthoil Plantations and Kolb - will highlight their efforts and give R&D visitors the chance to learn how to use sustainability to drive innovation within their own companies. The space will also illustrate what the cosmetics sector is doing to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The new feature will also house an open theatre where presentations by brands and suppliers - on relevant topics within personal care sustainability - will take place throughout the show.