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October Continuing Education Seminar - Sustainable Product Development

  • Unilever 50 Commerce Drive Trumbull, CT, 06611 United States (map)

Sustainable Cosmetic Products: Market, Regulation & Product Development

Location: Unilever
50 Commerce Drive, Trumbull CT
Overflow parking, 45 Commerce Drive

The consumer market has evolved over time along with the global green movement. Today's consumers are conscientious buyers who do not simply buy into a green image, they want to see proof that manufacturers are engaged in business practices that would ensure a common, sustainable future for all, in both economical and ecological sense. In short, they demand reassurance and actual substantiation of sustainability. This course will provide an overview of this socio-economic trending and how it is shaping the behavior and practices of both consumers and manufacturers alike in cosmetic/personal care product development. 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the key driving forces behind the global sustainable consumer movement
  • Describe major trends in developing sustainable cosmetic/personal care products
  • Outline pertinent global regulation and legislation relevant to "green" personal care products
  • Summarize the emerging and controversial issues over sustainable sourcing, manufacturing practices, green marketing claims and substantiation

Course Outline

Course Director Bio
Wen Schroeder is the founder and president of SEKI Cosmeticals. She is a key expert for the ASEAN-EU Programme for Regional Integration Support in cosmetic and pharmaceutical GMP and testing. Ms. Schroeder is a scientific advisor to Taiwan External Trade Development Council and has served for the Personal Care Products Council. She is active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. With 20+ years of industrial experience, 30 US patents and numerous publications, Ms. Schroeder is an internationally recognized lecturer on cosmetic science and regulatory affairs. Her lecture topics cover a wide range of areas from chemical management, biocide regulations to food, drug and cosmetic law. Ms. Schroeder is the editor of Sustainable Cosmetic Product Development by Allured Books, as the first comprehensive technical reference work in this field for the cosmetic and personal care industry.

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