SGS Ecodesign Expert to Lead Workshop at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2014 in Hong Kong

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.
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ARCUEIL, France - Oct. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- 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 honor for Xavier Vital and SGS to be invited to lead this key session.

Sustainable Cosmetics - 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

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Venue Information

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.

Organized 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.

About SGS Sustainability Services for Cosmetics

In addition to testing, inspection and auditing, SGS provides companies with high added-value ecodesign consultancy (, from the development of ecodesign products and their promotion to the final customer through concise environmental communication and the setting or review of environmental labels. The SGS worldwide network of specialists and dedicated facilities gives the assurance that all ecodesign needs are addressed in the most effective way, taking into account the latest best practices to fit a global business context.

Should you require more information, feel free to contact the SGS team.

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Emilie Viengchaleune
Global Marketing Coordinator
Global Sustainability Services

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.

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