Natura Cosmeticos and Symrise Amazon have both received Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) certification for ingredients from the Amazon.
The UEBT has awarded certification for 40 natural ingredients from the companies confirming the ingredients are ethically sourced from 14 supplier communities in the Brazilian Amazon. Ingredients include: andiroba, maracujá oil, cupuaçu butter and acai pulp.
Marcelo Alonso, Director of Sustainability at Natura, said: "We are proud to have gained the UEBT certification for 14 Amazon supplier communities, which further reinforces our commitment to ethical sourcing from this important ecosystem."
Meanwhile Eder Ramos, Global President of Cosmetic Ingredients from Symrise, added: "The UEBT certification is an important step in our strategy to bring the richness of Amazon ingredients to consumers around the world. It shows our commitment to ethical sourcing of biodiversity, as stipulated in the Biodiversity Agenda that Symrise adopted last year."