The company, a manufacturer of innovative beauty, personal care, home, fragrance and hotel products, said the report highlights what it is doing right for people, the planet, product quality and safety.
As one of the first large-scale US beauty and personal care manufacturers to formalise and adopt a robust ESG strategy, as well as publish an annual Progress Report, Voyant continues to differentiate itself as an innovation solutions provider that is ‘deeply aligned’ with its customers’ values and supply chain requirements, the company said.
Highlights of the report include:
- Launch of the semi-annual CEO Awards programme for employee recognition, honouring achievements in innovation, safety, best overall site, quality, and individual/team performance;
- Issuance of official statement on diversity, equity and inclusion to employees and the public;
- Proactively developing 23 unique innovation formulation concepts rooted in sustainability trends like up-cycling, waterless, concentrated and bio-based that were presented to its customers;
- Offering brand partners the latest sustainable packaging options, like dissolvable pod technology for beauty and care products that eliminates plastic waste and its impacts on oceans;
- Implementation of a network-wide chemical management policy that includes a restricted substances list, phase-out planning for chemicals of concern, and a commitment to leveraging its R&D capacity to identify safer alternative ingredients.
“We’re so excited to release our inaugural ESG report and to share our progress in helping to do what’s right for our people, planet, product quality and safety, and further align our values with our most valued brand partners,” said Richard McEvoy, CEO of Voyant Beauty.
“As a fully integrated innovation solutions provider, Voyant Beauty is uniquely positioned to incorporate our ESG promise into all facets of our business, further setting us apart within the marketplace.
“I would like to thank all our employees, brand partners, suppliers, and stakeholders for helping to power our pursuit of ESG excellence.”
Lorne Lucree, chief innovation officer and head of ESG, commented: “Brands are demanding their raw materials, packaging, and now manufacturing practices align with their brand promise of sustainability and environmental responsibility – and the continued evolution of crucial programmes like Sephora Clean + Planet Positive and Ultra Conscious Beauty means we need to be ready and transparent with the necessary information and protocols to support.”