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Sustainable Beauty Awards to recognise green achievements

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The first-ever awards dedicated to sustainability in the beauty industry have been launched by Organic Monitor. The inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards has opened for nominations, with winners to be announced at an evening reception in Paris on 21 October 2013, Organic Monitor reports. The aim of the awards is to give recognition to cosmetic and ingredient firms who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. 
 
The awards have five categories that represent different sustainability aspects. The green formulations award is for cosmetic brands with a high level of green (natural / organic) ingredients in their formulations. The sustainable packaging award is for cosmetic packaging that has a low environmental footprint, whereas the sustainable ingredient award is for a material that makes a significant difference in terms of ecological and / or social impact. The sustainability pioneer award is for a company that is a leader in a certain area, whereas the sustainability leadership award is for an overall leader in sustainability. Nominations for the five award categories are open until 20 September.
 
There is no charge for making nominations to the Sustainable Beauty Awards, however to be eligible cosmetic / ingredient / packaging firms / related firms must be making a difference in sustainability. The finalists for each category will be selected on 1 October, and the winner at a drinks reception at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 21 October. The awards reception will take place alongside the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (more information on the summit is available here). Winners and finalists will benefit from media coverage and industry recognition of their sustainability achievements. 
 
The Sustainable Beauty Awards have been launched to reflect the growing importance of green issues in the cosmetics industry. Green has become the new black in the cosmetics industry, with cosmetic and ingredient firms undertaking various initiatives to make their businesses more sustainable. Amarjit Sahota, founder and director of Organic Monitor (event organiser), comments: "we have launched the awards to put the spotlight on cosmetic companies making a significant difference in terms of sustainability in the beauty industry, as well as to inspire other operators to take the green route." The event organiser plans to host the awards annually in Paris. More information is available here: www.sustainablebeautyawards.com 

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