CTPA Sustainability Hub

Welcome to CTPA's Sustainability Hub

CTPA's strategic objective to deliver the CTPA Sustainability Strategy, 'Driving towards a Net Positive Cosmetics Industry' brings industry together, working in partnership with others to deliver short, medium and long-term outputs. Together with the CTPA's Sustainability Committee, we continue to build our understanding of key issues, identifying and engaging key partners and highlighting how industry is collaborating to act as a hub for system-wide change to help all companies, members and non-members, to work towards this ambitious goal. 

The CTPA Sustainability Hub is a vital resource providing definitions, legal requirements and related guidance, both external and from CTPA, to help steer companies of all sizes towards making their own roles, products and businesses more sustainable.  The Hub is designed around the three pillars of CTPA's Sustainability Strategy:

  1. Environmental Impacts of Production in the Supply Chain
  2. Waste and End-of-Life Fate
  3. Wellbeing

Please note that any specific examples referenced within the Sustainability Hub are indicative of the organisations offering support on the key sustainability issues.  CTPA is not endorsing or recommending any commercial organisations and is not responsible for the content of external sites.  Examples provided are indicative and other organisations may be available. 

As part of CTPA’s sustainability strategy, we are now offering free, confidential one-to-one sustainability sessions for members.  To find out more, please visit the sustainability one-to-ones page. 


Environmental Impacts of Production and the Supply Chain  

Impact on Climate 

Carbon and Climate

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP)

Net Zero 

Impact on Water 

Water Usage 

Water Stewardship

Impact on Biodiversity 

Biodiversity Overview

Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (CBD COP) 

Biodiversity Offsetting

Access and Benefit Sharing 

Bio-Sourced Materials 

Natural Ingredients 

Sourcing of Packaging Material

Responsible Sourcing 

Palm Oil 


Cocoa Butter 


Resource Efficiency   

Green Chemistry 

Supply Chain 


Transportation and Logistics 


Evaluation and Reporting  

Corporate Social Responsibility  

Carbon Footprint 

Life Cycle Analysis 

Waste and End-of-Life Fate 


The Importance of Packaging

Hierarchy of Waste  

Recycled Content

Single-Use Plastic 

Biodegradability and Composability  

Labelling and Communication

Waste Packaging Sorting

Sustainable Packaging Design Principles  

Packaging Eco-Design


Life Cycle Analysis  

Material Selection 


Pack Optimisation 

Pack Simplicity 


Environmental Fate

Environmental Safety Assessments  

Biodegradability  and Compostability


For Consumers  

Consumer Wellbeing  

Societal and Community Impact 

Claims, Advertising and Communication

For Employees  


Ethical Principles for Workers Throughout the Supply Chain  

Diversity and Inclusivity 

CTPA is working with a number of different environmental organisations to proactively develop initiatives, raise awareness and change behaviours among consumers. This work also means that CTPA can provide companies with high quality, up-to-date information on this Sustainability Hub. A number of webinars with expert organisations have already been held and are planned in the future. If you are a member of CTPA, remember that the CTPA team is available for individual advice for your business.

This resource is constantly evolving and will be updated regularly. Please feel free to let us know of any topics that you would like to see added.