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UNICARE Biotech pushes CDMO to embrace ESG BEAUTY


Amidst the surging global ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) wave, sustainable development has become a focal point of global attention. How businesses implement environmental sustainability, fulfill social responsibilities, and improve corporate governance is a major issue. Many international beauty brands, driven by this trend, are increasingly investing in sustainable development and are committed to product development.

More and more major international beauty brands are paying attention to sustainable development

This includes Guerlain, Marine Lana, and L’Occitane. Guerlain has launched a beekeeping training program to help beekeepers and small-scale apiculturists, aligned with biodiversity and quality education, donating annually to bee conservation to accelerate the realization of project goals. Moreover, Guerlain also initiated the “BEE SCHOOL” to educate children about bees and the importance of caring for the Earth and its creatures, and introduced the women’s entrepreneurship beekeeping project “Women for Bees”. Marine Lana utilizes sustainable marine botanical ingredients and has established the “Blue Heart Marine Foundation” to support global marine conservation efforts. Their work contributes to preserving marine ecosystems and reducing marine waste. L’Occitane has committed to achieving three 100% goals by 2025: using 100% recycled plastic for all product packaging, offering recycling services in all their stores, and using 100% recycled plastic bottles. They are taking steps to reduce packaging, use recyclable materials, and cut plastic usage by 65-90%. These case studies show how global beauty brands are actively engaging in sustainable development and taking concrete actions towards environmental and social responsibility goals.

CDMO in the beauty sector are creating skin microecologies, beauty ecologies, and environmental macroecologies, co-creating a sustainable beauty ecosystem

In the future, businesses will face changes brought about by ESG, involving long-term dynamic changes in production, supply chains, equipment updates, and innovative R&D. UNICARE Biotech has taken the lead in deploying ESG sustainable beauty ahead of the curve, with MISA and its CEO Mr. Zhu Xian, creating a sustainable beauty ecosystem from three perspectives: scientific research, co-creation, and sustainability. They are pioneering innovative sustainable actions and brand collaborations to create a sustainable beauty ecosystem. Skin microecology involves formulating care solutions for skin problems. The full beauty ecology integrates upstream and downstream to build sustainable beauty with high-functionality products that replace multiple products like toners, serums, sunscreens, etc., which is a mainstream carbon reduction method in packaging. The environmental macroecology adheres to the philosophy that a beautiful and healthy human presence ensures a similarly vibrant Earth, providing environmentally friendly beauty products and thereby realizing the sustainable value of the beauty industry.

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To implement ESG BEAUTY, UNICARE Biotech is also achieving multiple sustainable development goals

UNICARE Biotech has been deeply rooted in Taiwan’s beauty manufacturing for 20 years, promoting the CDMO practice of environmentally friendly operations with innovative R&D and stable quality management philosophies. To realize sustainable beauty industry development, UNICARE Biotech has long cooperated deeply with agricultural, biomedical, and industrial research institutes, and pharmaceutical centers to develop exclusive materials compatible with sustainable beauty development. In packaging, they use recyclable and degradable materials to reduce environmental pollution, collaborating with experts to enhance international competitiveness for brands and promote their outstanding performance in ESG BEAUTY.

To implement ESG BEAUTY, UNICARE Biotech is also achieving multiple sustainable development goals, such as SDG 1 (No Poverty) by using fair trade materials, SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) by improving skin issues for healthier skin, SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) by introducing easy-to-rinse shower gels to save water, SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) by using recyclable packaging, SDG 13 (Climate Action) by achieving carbon reduction in green care, SDG 14 (Life Below Water) by launching ocean-friendly sunscreen and biodegradable washing products, SDG 15 (Life on Land) by using organic certified ingredients without toxic pesticides and incorporating fermented components, and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) by linking materials, packaging, logistics, and manufacturing to create sustainable product value.

Following the global ESG BEAUTY movement, environmental-friendly actions begin with beauty care! Aligning with global environmental-friendly actions, beauty brands are crafting products that meet sustainable beauty standards – 2024 is a key year for this trend. Whether it’s facial care, makeup, body and hair care, or sunscreen, infusing brands with sustainable beauty vitality is the focus.

We found that UNICARE Biotech is ahead in deploying multiple sustainable beauty care products for ESG BEAUTY, such as ocean-friendly sunscreen inspired by marine conservation, contributing to the planet’s protection and creating a virtuous ESG cycle for businesses. As an advocate for sustainable development technology transformation in beauty, UNICARE Biotech’s Chairman Zhao Lihui is fully committed to promoting CDMO cooperation in beauty and driving Taiwanese brands to advance ESG BEAUTY, thereby creating superior competitive strength and value for brands. There is a hope for more manufacturers to integrate.

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Source: ocean-friendly sunscreen inspired by marine conservation