Session 5.4

Nature and cosmetic products

In partnership with DG GROW

A high level of biodiversity is critical for the Cosmetics industry: without access to renewable supply of natural resources such as plant extracts and natural raw materials, this industry would not exist as we know it today. Production of natural raw materials is also essential in many rural communities in Europe and in the world. The recovery from the Coronavirus crisis will also be possible finding a way to ensure a sustainable use of natural resources and sustainable welfare of rural communities.

This session will showcase best practices and key case studies as regards protecting biodiversity. Presentations will be followed by world café style discussions on the sustainable use of natural resources by the personal care industry. The aim is to inspire and discuss how this industry can become a role model, contributing to the European Green Deal and supporting the post-Covid recovery.


Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, Estée Lauder Companies

Rachel Barre, Environmental Leadership Director, L’Oreal

Thierry Roger, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Robertet

Dr Domenico Scordari, President & CEO of N&B “Natural is Better”

Hans-Jorg Rosch, Team Leader Cosmetic Safety & Information, Biodiversity Representative, Wala Heilmittel GmbH/Dr Hauschka Skin Care

Philippe Soguel, Founder of Blue Provence Distillery


Anya Sitaram, Moderators Europe

Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
The virtual event platform will be soon open - all you have to do is to register and you will gain access to the event from your home or office.
If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can leave your e-mail address here and we will contact you as soon as the registration platform is available.