Sustainable Design and the UK Cosmetics Industry Term Paper by Nicky

A look at sustainability in the UK cosmetics industry.
# 151271 | 2,057 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 31, 2012 in Business (Marketing) , Environmental Studies (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses the importance of sustainability in today's marketplace with an emphasis on how it relates to the UK cosmetics industry. First, the paper examines eco-marketing and how it is becoming a profitable niche. Then, the paper explores standards in the cosmetics industries and how they help retain consumer confidence. This includes standards for organically produced items such as cosmetics. Next, the paper addresses the controversy surrounding standards with natural products, particularly on a global level. Finally, the paper considers the impact of fair trade and the sustainable marketing of products. The paper concludes by stating that the movement towards socially responsible products is being driven by consumer demand.

Outline:

Towards a Uniform Set of Standards
Fairtrade and Sustainability
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In Asia and Latin America, standards are typically developed and enforced by private organizations (GCI, "Global Natural Products Market: The Battle of the Standards Gains Pace", 2009). The development of a set of uniform standards in the EU will have a dramatic affect on the cosmetics industry in the UK. It will mean tighter regulation and more oversight by outside entities. Keeping up with these requirements will be likely to yield higher prices because of the costs of compliance. However, regulation may be necessary in order to maintain consumer confidence in natural product label claims. Regulation represents a major debate in the natural products cosmetics industry in the UK. Views regarding the need for regulation and what they contain remains a key topic for debate in the industry."
"Natural products standards are one of the most controversial topics in the cosmetics industry. The debate is global and draws upon many different theories and viewpoints. Definitions of what it means to be sustainable differ according to source. Every certification agency has its own theory and definition of what it means to be natural. An understanding of these various theories will be necessary in order to understand the standards debate."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bezencon, V. n.d. Producers and the fair trade distribution systems: what are the benefits and problems? [Online]. Sustainably Development. Abstract. Available at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122542424/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 [Accessed 3 Nov 2009].
  • Global Cosmetics Industry (GCI). 2009. European Natural Cosmetics Sales Approaching E2 Billion. [Online]. 1 Oct 2009. Available at: http://www.gcimagazine.com/marketstrends/segments/natural/63108302.html?page=2 [Accessed 3 Nov 2009].
  • Global Cosmetics Industry (GCI). 2009. Global Natural Products Market: The Battle of the Standards Gains Pace. Available at: http://www.gcimagazine.com/marketstrends/segments/natural/48079987.html?page=1 [Accessed 3 Nov 2009].
  • Moore, G., Slack, R. & Gibbon, 2009. PR Firm Names top Ten Ingredients for 2009. [Online]. Journal of Business Ethics. Available at: http://www.fairtrade-institute.org/db/publications/view/581 [Accessed 3 Nov 2009].
  • Pitman, S. 2008. France leads the way on Fairtrade personal care Cosmetics design.com. 1 Oct 2008 [Online]. Available at: http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/On-your-radar/Naturals-and-organics/France-leads-the-way-on-Fairtrade-personal-care [Accessed 3 Nov 2009].

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