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    Leadership 2 Report
View from Max Costantini, CTPA Chair
This year, CTPA Board members unanimously agreed to launch a bold, new strategy. CTPA would, in future: “Facilitate, Protect, Promote and Lead”, underpinning
our mission ‘to be the credible authority for a vibrant and responsible UK industry, trusted to act responsibly for the consumer’.
With the continuing uncertainty of the actual EU exit date, originally anticipated for 29 March 2019, CTPA provided constant guidance and advice to members. The Association’s discussions with officials and business regarding Brexit,
has ensured that all parties contributed to the critical dialogue necessary to maximise the UK cosmetics industry’s opportunity to thrive at home, in the EU and beyond. CTPA’s engagement with the UK Government on Brexit and its ramifications, continues with vigour.
It is crucial that we also engage with colleagues and clients
in the EU 27 Member States as Brexit will affect them too. Being a full and active member of Cosmetics Europe (CE) is therefore immensely important and I would like to express CTPA members’ deep thanks to John Chave, Director-General of Cosmetics Europe, Loïc Armand, its President, and all the Cosmetics Europe Board members for voting to change the CE statutes in order for CTPA to remain a full member of the European personal care association.
Executive Comment
CTPA is highly regarded by its members and stakeholders across the world as a thought-leader and defender of science-based decision-making. Rigorous in its rebuttal of fake news and misinformation about our industry,
the Association upholds the reputation of safe, effective and desirable cosmetic and personal care products, used and enjoyed by millions of consumers daily.
While much of the CTPA’s work in 2019 has been dominated by Brexit, so much more has been addressed and achieved. The industry’s ambitious Sustainability Strategy – ‘Driving Towards A Net Positive Cosmetics Industry’; the updated
and vibrant, interactive CTPA websites; and the new CTPA International Strategy are three bold and far-reaching initiatives showcased in this Annual Report.
For this, I would like to take the opportunity to commend Emma, in her first year as Director-General, for what has been an exceptional year in very difficult circumstances and I am also heavily indebted to the Vice-chairs, Treasurer and my fellow Board members for their whole-hearted support and active participation in the Association’s work.
CTPA has increased its engagement and discussions with multiple and key Government departments, including:
No. 10, HM Treasury, the Home Office, BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), OPSS (Office for Product Safety and Standards), Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), DIT (Department for International Trade) and the Environment Agency.
This essential dialogue not only ensures the views and needs of the industry are well represented, but also demonstrates the value CTPA brings to policy-making and Government. CTPA is the voice of the British cosmetics industry.
Despite the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19, the UK cosmetics industry continues to contribute enormously to the UK economy and deliver essential health, beauty and wellbeing products to consumers every day.
John Harold
Honorary Treasurer
Jo Leonard
CTPA Vice-chair
Debbie Rix
CTPA Vice-chair

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