News, events and other interesting articles in the press.


L’Oreal to sustainably source cosmetics ingredients from quinoa husk

By Andrew McDougall+, 08-Oct-2015 French cosmetics maker L’Oreal has launched a sustainable quinoa husk sourcing programme in Bolivia with the aim of using the produce as a renewable ingredient in cosmetics applications. Read the full article here read more →

Firmenich awarded for sustainable credentials

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, vice president of sustainability partnerships at global flavour firm Firmenich has won “Head of Sustainability” at the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards. At the ceremony held in London last week, Zara Maung, editor of Ethical Corporation magazine who sat on the panel of judges, said the judges wanted to recognise Magarinos-Ruchat as a.. read more →

Población global aún no entiende qué es biodiversidad

Casi 70 por ciento de los consumidores que respondieron a una encuesta en nueve países —incluidos tres de América Latina— oyeron hablar sobre biodiversidad, pero pocos saben su significado, reveló el Barómetro de la Biodiversidad de la Unión para el Biocomercio Ético (UEBT, por su sigla en inglés). Read the full article here read more →

Sustainable Amazonian Cosmetic and Fragrance Materials

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief Posted: July 9, 2015, from the July 2015 issue of GCI Magazine. In the last decade, Brazil became the top market for fragrance and deodorants, and a top-five leader in the hair care, men’s and children’s personal care, bath products, depilatories, sun care, makeup, nail care, oral care and.. read more →

​Les consommateurs de plus en plus attentifs à la biodiversité

Sébastien Arnaud Le baromètre international de la biodiversité 2015 vient de sortir. Réalisé par Ipsos depuis 2009, il a pour objectif de mesurer la connaissance des enjeux de la biodiversité par les personnes. Les résultats 2015 montrent que le sujet gagne du terrain et que « les entreprises devront de plus en plus tenir compte.. read more →

More Awareness Needed to Reach 2020 Targets on Biodiversity Awareness: UEBT

2015 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer MONTREAL — In 2015, an average of 69% respondents in nine countries say they have heard of biodiversity. Additional outreach efforts are needed for the world to reach global targets on biodiversity awareness set under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). According to IPSOS research conducted for the Union for Ethical.. read more →


Le baromètre international de la biodiversité, conduit chaque année par Ipsos pour l’Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) depuis 2009, mesure la connaissance des enjeux de la biodiversité par les individus et son évolution au fil du temps. Les résultats de la 7ème vague de ce baromètre, réalisée au printemps 2015 dans 9 pays, ont été.. read more →

La biodiversité : un facteur clé dans les stratégies des entreprises

La notoriété croissante de la biodiversité chez les consommateurs va devenir un facteur clé dans les stratégies des entreprises, selon l’édition 2015 du Baromètre de Biodiversité UEBT, réalisé dans 9 pays. 87 % des consommateurs interviewés veulent personnellement contribuer à la biodiversité, bien qu’ils ne sachent pas encore exactement comment faire. Read the full article.. read more →

Cosmetics companies among only brands consumers strongly identify with biodiversity

By Andrew McDougall+, 01-Jul-2015 Natura, Yves Rocher, The Body Shop, and Dabur are among the brands that consumers strongly identify with biodiversity; according to the Union for Ethical BioTrade’s Biodiversity Barometer as beauty brands lead the way. Read the full article here read more →

Biodiversity: Only few companies really succeed in convincing consumers

Growing biodiversity awareness is set to become a key factor in company strategies, shows the 2015 edition of the UEBT Biodiversity Barometer ran in 9 countries. 87% of consumers interviewed want to personally contribute to biodiversity, although they are not fully clear how to do so yet. Moreover, only few companies have gained consumer recognition.. read more →