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Business Champions: Coty

Coty is a world leader in beauty and home to an illustrious roster of cosmetic, skincare and fragrance brands. The company has a mission to challenge the definition of beauty, to encourage authenticity and celebrate diversity. At Coty, beauty isn’t about conforming to somebody else’s ideal. It’s about inclusion and liberating everyone to shine in their unique way.

Why is being sustainable important to us?

It is hugely important that we reduce and mitigate the impact on the planet that Beauty can have. This stems from the ingredients in the formula, and where and how they are sourced, to the packaging used, to the way our products are distributed globally and displayed to customers in stores. We want to make all elements of the beauty industry truly beautiful.

What are you currently doing to be more sustainable?

We launched our sustainability strategy, Beauty That Lasts, in February 2020. This strategy was guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and is structured around three pillars: The Beauty of Our Product, Our People and Our Planet. These are where we have the biggest impact.

Locally at Wimbledon, we have a Sustainability Taskforce, with 34 passionate colleagues from across 15 functions within the business. We have a vision that unites us, a clear framework to guide us, 5 workstreams and plan to make a difference 1 project at a time by workstream.

Looking to our brands, we have introduced sustainability initiatives across our portfolio. We have introduced our first clean fragrance on Calvin Klein, a vegan franchise on Sally Hansen, and have partnered with LanzaTech in an industry first to recycle ethanol for use in our fragrances.

What environmental issues particularly resonate with your business?

  • Colleagues & office

  • Packaging

  • Product displays in store

  • Product recycling

What are your long term/short term sustainability objectives?

Short term at Wimbledon –

Offset our carbon footprint at our Wimbledon office

Introduce company goals focused on Beauty of Planet

Engage and motivate colleagues to make sustainable everyday changes

All staff shop packaging to be 100% recyclable

Drive eco-mindset on product displays from concept to launch to end of life

To reduce product quantity sent to landfill

Long term globally –

To reduce our absolute CO2e emissions across the entire value chain* by 30% by 2030

To reduce energy consumption* by 25% and switch to 100% renewable energy by 2030

Jodie Rae

Facilities & HS&E Manager Wimbledon, Paddington

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