Sustainability

PCPC defines sustainability broadly to include the environmental impacts, social and economic value, and governance of the beauty and personal care industry. We are dedicated to improving the well-being of people and the planet. We are united in our commitment to operate responsibly and integrate sustainable practices along the entire lifecycle of the products we manufacture and market. While we don’t have all the answers, we are whole-heartedly devoted to reducing negative impact on the world around us.

Working together through best practice sharing, stakeholder education and engagement, and strategic communications and storytelling, PCPC aims to support our members’ sustainability practices and reputation through programmatic elements and initiatives aligned with the sector’s dynamic economic growth, exemplary citizenship, environmental stewardship and ethical/transparent behavior.

PCPC’s 2019 “Creating a More Beautiful World” sustainability report — the first of its kind — showcases our industry’s commitment to the responsible management of environmental impacts, as well as economic and social value, and highlights the innovative ways member companies have integrated sustainability into their business practices.

PCPC also developed a Sustainability Handbook: Practical Guidance Toward Best Practice as a resource to help guide small- and medium-sized companies that have the desire to embrace sustainability but may not have the expertise or resources.