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How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All
How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

WALKING THE TALK - Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability.

Trending: Beauty Brands Building Biodiversity, Better Packaging Solutions
Trending: Beauty Brands Building Biodiversity, Better Packaging Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Aveda and L’Occitane Group continue to raise the bar for beauty industry sustainability ambitions with new packaging innovations and a ‘nature-positive’ biodiversity strategy.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles
L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

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Healthier Supply Chains Supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission
Healthier Supply Chains Supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Achieving Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission requires its supply chains to be healthy, as well. Here, Worldwide VP of Supply Chain Meri Stevens shares insights gained from collaborating with suppliers to achieve agility in complex supply chains.

Best Intentions: Surviving a Sustainability Story Setback with Transparency and Truth
Best Intentions: Surviving a Sustainability Story Setback with Transparency and Truth

WALKING THE TALK - When Kevin Murphy announced that all of its packaging would be made from “plastic pulled from the ocean,” it had every intention of delivering that. While the claim was doomed from the start, the company quickly communicated its mistake with tact, transparency and a plan to make it right.

Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals
Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fifth annual 'Who's Minding the Store?' retailer report card shines a light on both market leaders and laggards in chemical safety. Grading retailers against one another motivates action to improve; and mobilizing public concern reminds companies that customers matter the most.

How Thrive Market Is Building the World’s First Climate-Positive Retailer
How Thrive Market Is Building the World’s First Climate-Positive Retailer

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Carbon neutral since day one, we see our next task as going beyond sustainability towards an approach that preserves, heals and actually improves the planet. So, we’ve charted a path to become the world’s first climate-positive grocery store by 2025.

P&G, Dove Push for More Equitable Representation in Media
P&G, Dove Push for More Equitable Representation in Media

MARKETING AND COMMS - The two companies are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to increasing inclusion, both in their messaging and in the media at large.

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Unilever Redefining ‘Normal’ with New ‘Positive Beauty’ Strategy
Unilever Redefining ‘Normal’ with New ‘Positive Beauty’ Strategy

MARKETING AND COMMS - Unilever is eliminating the word “normal” from all of its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, championing a new era of beauty that is equitable and inclusive, as well as sustainable.

Johnson’s Baby Overhauls Pumps in Packaging to Aid Recycling
Johnson’s Baby Overhauls Pumps in Packaging to Aid Recycling

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - By removing this small part of the packaging of Johnson's® Baby products, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health predicts it will keep 24M difficult-to-recycle pumps out of landfills each year – and that’s just the beginning. The company aims to strike a balance between consumers’ and the planet’s needs.

Consumer Goods Giants Unite to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19
Consumer Goods Giants Unite to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19

COLLABORATION - Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, L'Oréal, Tesco, Unilever and 40 more of the world’s largest food and personal care brands, retailers and manufacturers will provide local aid to communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No offense, 2020 — but it is high time we put you to bed and look toward the future. After the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little pampering — and so do the makers of these thoughtful, ethically made products …

Committing to Compostable: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Journey to Create a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing Cloth
Committing to Compostable: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Journey to Create a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing Cloth

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Transitioning the market-leading Neutrogena make-up wipes to 100% plant-based fabric will massively increase the reach of the innovation, and illustrates the potential for transforming products across numerous brands and sectors. The company plans to share information about the new fabric with the industry.

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New Calculator Helps Beauty Formulators Assess Health of Products
New Calculator Helps Beauty Formulators Assess Health of Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The chemical giant’s 1,4-Dioxane Online Calculator allows beauty and cosmetic formulators to reassess product formulas when necessary, and helps them navigate regulation for continued success.

Q&A: How Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Plans to Deliver on Its Healthy Lives Mission
Q&A: How Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Plans to Deliver on Its Healthy Lives Mission

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - We caught up with Katie Decker, Global President of Essential Health at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, to delve into the motivation behind the company’s ambitious, multifaceted mission and the practicalities of delivering on it.

Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030
Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030

MARKETING AND COMMS - A global study by Gillette found that men are taking environmental concerns more seriously, as a result of COVID-19. And the company raises the bar for itself with the launch of its Ambition 2030 goals.

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800M to Improve the Health of People, Planet
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800M to Improve the Health of People, Planet

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - The Consumer Health division of the world’s largest healthcare company has launched its Healthy Lives Mission — with a commitment to invest $800 million through 2030 to meet ambitious goals of improving people’s health while protecting the health of the planet.

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Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies
Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies

MARKETING AND COMMS - The company’s limited-edition “Heal Soul!” label on its 32oz. Castile Liquid Soaps aims to educate the public about these life-saving therapies, and the advocacy organizations and ballot initiatives that are advancing this work.

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