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Johnson & Johnson named one of Glassdoor’s ‘best places to work’

Johnson & Johnson has been ranked 38th in Glassdoor’s 2018 Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work.

Glassdoor’s annual list is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted throughout the year, and takes into account company culture, values, career opportunities and work-life balance.  

Some 86 percent of reviewers said they would recommend the company to a friend, while 95 percent approved of Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky’s leadership.

Johnson & Johnson offers a number of benefits to staff, including global parental leave, military leave and adoption and surrogacy assistance. Some 90 percent of employees worldwide have access to programs and services that support healthy living.

via Global Cosmetics News

December 12, 2017 at 10:14AM

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Discover the major trends set to influence the packaging sector worldwide in 2018, including implications for consumers, brands and manufacturers: http://mintel.tv/packaging18 

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December 12, 2017 at 01:37PM

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe reveals major outcomes

Circular supply chains and the purpose of certification: two key topics

One of the major outcomes from the summit was that cosmetic and ingredient firms need to move from linear to circular models.

A number of speakers highlighted the need to move to ‘closed loops’ whereby waste (used products and / or packaging) finds new applications, note the show’s organisers, Ecovia​ Intelligence.

With over-reliance on landfill and marine pollution becoming major concerns, the cosmetics industry needs to move away from traditional thinking of waste if it is to become more sustainable​,” they say.

The role of certification schemes was also a key topic of debate by key speakers. Some stated it legitimises marketing claims, whilst others said honest communications were more important.

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Presentations from H&M, Lush, L’Oréal and Boots provided some of the most valuable sessions at the summit.

Malin Lundahl from H&M gave a paper on the ‘key sustainability lessons from the fashion industry’, suggesting ways some of its best practice could be adopted by beauty and personal care players/

To make sustainability fashionable, the retail group has launched H&M Conscious Exclusive collections, which use sustainable materials. It also has Ecocert-certified products in its H&M Conscious Beauty range.

Traceability and transparency were cited as major sustainability challenges faced by personal care retailers by Andrew Jenkins, sustainability manager, Boots.

Jenkins suggests the way forward is radical transparency whereby companies disclose what they know and do not know.

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December 13, 2017 at 02:30PM

Shiseido Develops Fully Personalized IoT Skin-care System

TOKYO — Shiseido is entering the IoT realm. Aiming to provide customers with fully personalized skin care that automatically adjusts based on conditions at any given time, the Japanese beauty company will start beta trials of a new system next spring.
The skin-care system, called Optune, uses a specially developed machine and a dedicated smartphone app to cater products to specific skin-care needs. Customers take a photo of their skin using their phones, and the app analyzes the skin’s condition at that exact moment. It also factors in temperature, humidity levels, mood and menstrual cycle. The data is then sent to the machine, called Optune Zero, via the cloud. Optune Zero is loaded cartridges filled with skin-care products. The machine uses unique algorithms to analyze the data from the app and to determine the best serum and moisturizer combination from over 1,000 available patterns. The serum and moisturizer are dispensed directly from the machine.
Shiseido will begin testing the Optune system in Japan in spring 2018. After improvements are made based on customer experiences, the company hopes to follow the beta version with a full-scale introduction as soon as possible.
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December 15, 2017 at 05:20PM