This year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards, organized by Organic Monitor, saw Weleda win two awards and take runner up in a third category.
The natural and organic brand won the Green Formulations category with its anti-ageing Evening Primrose Body and Face Care range, with Synthesis Organics making runner-up.
Weleda was also placed first in the Sustainability Leadership category for its range of sustainability initiatives, ranging from ethical sourcing of ingredients, green formulations, packaging initiatives to social responsibility.
Weleda was also Sustainability Pioneer runner-up for its Diversity wins! programme, giving employment to refugees coming into Europe. The winner of this category was Human Nature (Gandang Kalikasan) from the Philippines, which produces natural cosmetics from locally-sourced ingredients, creating employment for impoverished communities.
The L’Oreal Group took the Sustainable Ingredient award with its sustainable sourcing of quinoa husk, which is used as an exfoliating ingredient in skincare products.
The awards recognize organizations who push the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. The winners and runner-ups were selected from around 100 entries from around the world and were announced at a reception in Paris in October.
For a full list of winners visit: http://bit.ly/2eM2yAZ.
Pictured: Bettina Wyciok, head of corporate sustainability for the Weleda Group