Topic: Natural, Organic and Ethical Labels in the Personal Care Industry

Date: 4 Sep 19 (Wed)
Time: 3:00pm to 3:45pm (45 minutes)
Venue: HKCEC Hall 5E
Speaker: Mr. Amarjit Sahota – Founder and President of Ecovia Intelligence, UK
Language: English

Over 20 different types of labels are now present on cosmetic and personal care products, representing some ethical, sustainability and/or safety aspects. The number of ethical labels is mushrooming, with natural and organic labels gaining the most traction. An update on ethical labels in the personal care industry will be given by market research firm Ecovia Intelligence at the Natural & Organic Asia trade show.

Content outlines:

  • Overview on the global natural & organic personal care product markets
  • Overview of natural &  organic cosmetics standards
  • Cosmos and Natrue standards, and others
  • Fairtrade labels
  • Other labels: cruelty-free, RSPO, Halal, etc.
  • Industry challenges, inc. greenwashing
  • Future outlook

About the speaker

Mr. Amarjit Sahota
Title: Founder and President
Company: Ecovia Intelligence, UK

Mr. Sahota is the founder and president of Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), a London-based specialist research, consulting & training firm that specialises on global sustainable product industries. His company organises the Sustainable Foods Summit, Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, and Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit in the major geographic regions of the world.

Mr. Sahota has been involved in the health, wellness and sustainable industries for over 20 years. He has assisted a wide range of clients in realising their business potential in these industries. His clients range from multinationals, government organizations, to dedicated sustainable product companies. The client list of Ecovia Intelligence includes Aveda, L’Oreal, Weleda, Burt’s Bees, Royal Wessanen, Unilever, Urtekram, and the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Research and analysis of Mr. Sahota has been quoted extensively in the media, including The Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Fortune, BBC World Service, The Economist, Food Chemical News, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, CNBC News, Nordic Business Report and Asian Business.

He regularly delivers papers at international events. In this year alone, he has presented at Natural & Organic Products Asia (Hong Kong, Aug 2018), Sustainability in Dentistry (Reykjavik, July 2018), Natural Cosmetics Masterclass (London, July 2018), Cosmetics Business (Munich, June 2018), Natural & Organic Products Europe (London, April 2017), In-Cosmetics (Amsterdam, April 2018), Cosmoprof Bologna (March 2018), BioFach/Vivaness (Nuremberg, Feb 2018), and California Cosmetics Masterclass (San Francisco , Jan 2018).

Mr. Sahota has degrees in Applied Chemistry and Management Science, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.He has co-authored a number of books on sustainability and organic products. His latest publication is called Sustainability: Greening of the Cosmetics Industry (Wiley & Sons).